We just received word that Severin Films has announced an awesome co-production with French outfit Metaluna: a feature-length horror anthology based on the French Theatre du Grand Guignol. Titled The Theatre Bizarre, six filmmakers are given identical budgets, the same delivery date, and total creative freedom. Their only stipulation is that their short must in some way be inspired by the term "Grand Guignol." So who has been tapped for the six segments?
Directors recruited for the project include Douglas Buck (Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America, Sisters); Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock); David Gregory (Plague Town); Karim Hussain (La Belle Bete); Richard Stanley (Hardware); and genre god Tom Savini. Wraparound segments will be shot in an ominous Paris theatre, to tie the project together.