Suehiro Maruo poster for the Tokyo Grand Guignol (東京グランギニョル) theater company, named after the famous Parisian horror theater the Grand Guignol. Between 1983 and 1986 they preformed 4 plays, the most famous of which, Litchi Hikari Club, was adapted into manga by Usamaru Furuya.
Crime In A Madhouse: ‘Eye-gouging with surgical scissors by two insane women, jealous of a beautiful fellow patient who is about to be released…’ - A high point in a theatrical performance by the actors of the legendary Théâtre du Grand Guignol in Paris, 1947. ‘…the Grand Guignol featured staged killings, mutilations and scenes of
torture so realistic that audience members often fled the theater in
terror—when they weren’t transfixed by the grisly scenarios enacted mere
feet from their seats.’ Photographer: Hans Wild (via TIME & LIFE Pictures/Getty Images)