Grand Guignol


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a play of a macabre or horrific nature

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Spotting the camp beneath the train wreck is crucial to honing the camp sensibility that's as much a part of the urban gay man's development as big biceps--augmenting the movie-queen Grand Guignol curriculum of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Thursday night at the venue sees the return of youngsters' club night Newblood which this week is headlined by GRAND GUIGNOL and features support from INCLUSION.
Burton has an affinity for the mayhem's Grand Guignol setting, of course.
The grand guignol aspect of the lobby, the concierge's hideously contorted cubby-hole, set in a definitive rictus, satisfies their imagination.
They were contacted by the film's makers after publishing their new book London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror.
However it turns out, this less than Grand Guignol ought to provide a warning to Republicans.
Like Larkin's, this is the poetry liberalism deserves, toxic enough to kill insects, seeing things as they are, without uplift or piety--seeing each amoral, gibbering detail, cataloguing each fainting patron at history's Grand Guignol.
Science seems to have fallen by the wayside here in favor of Grand Guignol, but MacDonald keeps the story on track and traces the travels of Lanney's bones to London in the 1870s.
She had now reached the age of sixty, but while contemporaries like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford found themselves reduced to appearing in horror movies in the Grand Guignol tradition, and Barbara Stanwyck was stuck in the grind of weekly TV production on The Big Valley, Katharine Hepburn was keeping busy at significant and meaningful projects, including her starring role in Broadway's Coco.
But, too often, "Huff" plays as though it's been written by someone huffing paint thinner, as the lives of Huff and those around him play out as some Grand Guignol parody of a social satire.
Starting in 1897, the torture theater of France's Grand Guignol brought simulated violence to new extremes.
Bill McIllwraith's play, first staged in 1966, was later made into a movie starring an eye-patch wearing Bette Davis when the Hollywood actress was in her Grand Guignol period.
At heart it's a Grand Guignol horror show for the preadolescent mind, a second cousin of the "slasher" film genre.
Most would say that the age of religious war belongs to the latter sixteenth century, and of course the grand guignol of the Thirty Years' War in the following century.
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