The Profane Exhibit


The Profane Exhibit was an ill-fated anthology horror. The tragedy of it all was that, although approximately 80% of it is in the can, the likelihood of it ever seeing the light of day is almost non-existent. 

It was on The Profane Exhibit in 2013, however, that I wrote my first collaborative screenplay with Re-Animator / Society mastermind Brian Yuzna.

Together we penned a Gothic wraparound narrative into which segments from various genre directors (including Ruggero Deodato, Coffin Joe, Uwe Boll and Richard Stanley) would fit. Taking influence from the life of Aleister Crowley and the shroud of secrecy which exists around Occult rituals and societies, the wraparound had some remarkable talent attached and expectations were high.”

This is the movie business though and, no matter how close one might get, there are never any guarantees that a click here project will make it past the finish line.

Due to production issues so lengthy, they would warrant a book of their own, The Profane Exhibit crumbled under the weight of its own ambition. Segments were bled out at film festivals but, without the context needed to frame them, their impact simply disappeared into the ether.

Deep within the underbelly of Paris, there is a club that is home to a secret society more debauched and horrendous than could ever be believed. Within the cavernous building exists a labyrinthine chasm of extremity, one of which is known as “The Room of Souls,”; a private gathering place of the world’s richest and most abhorrent. Their host is the elegant Madame Sabatier and for her amusement, each member takes a turn to spin a tale of true depravity.