Grand-Guignol Theatre Posters (36 Images)
The savage yet seductive posters from the infamous Grand-Guignol Theatre that specialized in naturalistic horror shows.
Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol (The Theatre of the Big Puppet) – known as the Grand Guignol – was a theatre in the Pigalle area of Paris (at 20 bis, rue Chaptal (fr)). From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialized in naturalistic horror shows. Its name is often used as a general term for graphic, amoral horror entertainment, a genre popular from Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre (for instance Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil), to today's splatter films.