Bluebeard's sinister content qualifies it for an October watch. However, its brain-scrambling combination of lurid/opulent design, lousy performances, fumbling black comedy and Nazi allusions slot it firmly as a nutso disaster (there's even a "Coiffures and Wigs" credit during the opening titles to secure its camp bonafides).
It's one hell of a strange and engaging watch, if you can stand it.
Based on the oft-interpreted French horror folktale, Bluebeard concerns a German Baron (a droll, likely soused Richard Burton, accent coming and going at will) who kills his many wives and collects their posed corpses in a secret freezer room in his palace. His new American bride (peppy pixie-cut Joey Heatherton) discovers his terrible secret.
Burton's Baron operates in a…