Georges Méliès presents the story of a homicidal gentleman with a suspiciously-hued beard. This is a pretty gory take on the infamously gory fairy tale, though are some signature moments of Méliès lightheartedness.
It’s a twisted, strange and enjoyable short film with all sorts of old school scares and terrors. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to see a darker variation on early French cinema.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
It ends well for everyone except Blue Beard, who is comically impaled.
If it were a dessert it would be: Bloody Red Velvet Cake. A classic but pretty twisted. Should be a hit with the right crowd.
Availability: Released on DVD.
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