Grand Guignol horrors abound in The Theatre Bizarre
, a gloriously twisted, frequently stomach-turning anthology horror film comprised of six segments, each from a different genre director. Anthology films are a mixed bag by definition, and that’s even more apparent when multiple storytellers are involved: It’s simply impossible to expect different filmmakers at various stages in their careers to all be firing on the same number of cylinders. And while the resulting variance in tone and quality can often be part of an omnibus’ scabrous charm, there’s always the distinct possibility that the lesser efforts will weigh down the stronger ones. In the case of The...