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Films 

ROBOT MONSTER: One of the Worst Films Ever Made…is Now a Musical!

As a masochist for incredibly low-budget science fiction and B-movie monsters, I get a strange sensation of pain and pleasure when watching films full of cheesy stock footage and men in rubber suits. I know these are terrible movies. Even most of the people who made them know that they are terrible movies. And yet, […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Los Angeles: Don’t Miss SLASHED! THE MUSICAL

If there is one thing I learned growing up in the 1980s, it’s that summer camp is always the site of violent accidents and bloody slashers. FRIDAY THE 13TH, SLEEPAWAY CAMP, THE BURNING, CHEERLEADER CAMP… I’m fairly sure that this steady diet of slasher flicks is what kept me out of the woods.  Opening this […]

Films Real Life Scares 

BLUMHOUSE.Com Premiere: “One Hot Summer” from the Horror Musical SLASHED!

You’ve heard about Camp Crystal Lake and Camp Arawak, now get ready to visit Camp Freedom. SLASHED is a new horror musical that will be playing at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival this month (also featuring one of the best slasher masks we’ve seen in years)! If you are in the LA area, you definitely shouldn’t miss this love letter to 1980s summer […]

Films 

NSFW: Nothing Can Prepare You For The Mermaid Fantasy-Musical THE LURE!

Here’s a film we’ve been intrigued by ever since Ryan Turek mentioned it on the Best Of 2016 episode of the Shock Waves podcast among his festival favorites. THE LURE is the directorial debut of Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska and as distributor IFC Films puts it, it’s a “bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup.” Just… watch this […]

Films Music 

The Hills Have Eyes With The Sound of Music: Horror Musicals On Stage & On Screen

Filled with a plethora of subgenres and genre benders, the continued success of the Horror genre is the necessity to convey the macabre to new generations. The scariest thought of any cinephile is that there is a film out there specifically made for them, and they just haven’t found it yet. Some folks are die-hard […]

Films 

Terrance Zdunich on the set of ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL

Terrance Zdunich is an artist in every sense of the word. And it’s hard not to be in awe of his output when you consider the fact that he’s written, created and starred in 3 musicals, all of which he (and director Darren Lynn Bousman) toured throughout the country. And while he’s currently on tour […]