mark steensland


Grand Guignol Theater – A Theater of Horrors (and a Kickstarter)

It's autumn — the season of crispy leaves, trick-or-treating, and scary movies. But before you could visit Netflix and put on a variety of shows to thrill and scare you, there was theater. One theater in specific specialized in horror and frights, and became known around the world for the shows and the posters that accompanied them. Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, better known as the Grand Guignol, was a theater in the Pigalle district of Paris. You probably know its nearby neighbor, the Moulin Rouge. The location (20 Bis, Rue Chaptal) was once an old chur[...]