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Theatre is Not Safe: Horror-themed Stage Productions with Deeper Social Messages

Theatre is not safe. Theatre has never been safe. And long before movies, TV, or the Internet were born, theatre was considered mass media and one of the the best ways to open dialogue about beliefs, controversies, and yes- politics. Today theatre is still a powerful tool for expression, even in the horror genre. Like all […]

Films 

Peaches Christ: International Drag Superstar and Cult-Movie Maven

Introducing: Peaches Christ and the Children of the Popcorn! Towering at 7-foot-10 (The Heels! The Hair!), drag superstar and bon vivant Peaches Christ (think the lovechild of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Leatherface) is a fuchsia-tinged fusion of “Hagsploitation,” FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!, VEGAS IN SPACE, and obscure VHS cult-titles condemned to blood-caked bargain bins in […]

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EXCLUSIVE: “The Tension Experience” is Real… But It Goes Deeper Than You Think

A few months ago, we ran a chilling article presenting an insider’s point-of-view on “The Tension Experience” — a fully interactive, real-world narrative that combines elements of Halloween haunts, Artificial Reality Gaming (ARG) and immersive theater. The closest cinematic equivalent would be David Fincher’s film THE GAME, in which Michael Douglas plays an executive who […]

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THE SHINING is Now an Opera!

Last week saw the opening of a rather strange theatrical debut as the Minnesota Opera House began their run of THE SHINING OPERA. Stephen King’s book THE SHINING is a cornerstone of horror literature, and the Stanley Kubrick film adaptation is heralded by many of as canon horror cinema. So how did this strange marriage […]

Creepypasta 

THE THEATER: a Vintage PC Game With a Nightmarish History

Creepypasta lore is filled with strange and unexplained accounts of hacked, haunted and hallucinatory video games, some of which have allegedly affected the minds of those who played them… or maybe even caused their deaths. This entry is one of the most ominous of these stories. It’s also sort of a cautionary tale, about the risks […]

Films 

The Incredibly Odd Saga of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL

Some of you may have heard the stories. For those of you unfamiliar, let me introduce you to the infamous legend of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL. Stephen King’s 1973 novel CARRIE was, as all good horror fans know, the celebrated author’s clarion call, and it immediately cemented King as a formidable presence in the pop horror […]