The first splatter movies were live on stage a hundred years ago [NSFW]

Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, theater-goers in Paris were treated to an hour’s-worth of gore, beheadings, torture and disembowelment. The effects were so explicit and so realistic that a house physician was always on stand-by duty, ready to administer a dose of brandy to the faint-hearted. Warning: NSFW … » 5/06/13 10:42am 5/06/13 10:42am