Looking for something fun to do this Halloween season? You could watch a free movie home alone, or pay for a hilarious and entertaining performance of the next iconic seasonal staple. Sunday October 2nd saw the kick-off of Evil Dead: The Musical at San Antonio’s Cameo Center. The horror-themed musical is perfect entertainment for the month of Halloween, a mix of over the top humor and horror that is reminiscent of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The musical debuted in 2003 in Toronto’s Tranzac Club and has been successful since, so it’s no surprise the performance in San Antonio is just as entertaining and successful.
The musical is a combination of all three of Sam Raimi’s campy gore-laden horror movies – Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. Fans of the franchise and the extravagant bloodiness of silly B horror movies in general will surely find themselves loving this musical as well.
One of the most notable things about the movie is the buckets and buckets of fake blood deployed throughout the story and this is also utilized throughout the stage production. It wouldn’t really be Evil Dead without it.
What this means is that you might want to think carefully before purchasing front row seats. However, if getting doused in fake blood is your end game, then you’re going to have a fantastic time.
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Anyone who has seen The Evil Dead film will recognize the story: a group of five young people head out to stay at a cabin in the woods and discover an ancient book a la Necronomicon. Unable to leave well enough alone, they open the book and unwittingly unleash a slew of demons that are dedicated to killing them all by dawn. Ash, our young lead and hero, arms himself with a chainsaw to protect his friends and chaos ensues. Blood flies everywhere and limbs are dismembered – it makes for a very entertaining and messy show.
The songs, which are really the new element that fans may or may not enjoy, go well with the campy nature of the story. Songs like “What the Fuck Was That” and “”All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons” are hilarious additions to an already beloved plot. Even if you’ve never seen any of the Evil Dead movies, you’re sure to laugh at the extreme antics and bloody fun.
The musical has been produced by J. Pennington Productions, with Jonathan Pennington serving as the Artistic Director. Jovi Lee serves as the co-director and Danielle Martinez as the choreographer.
The musical runs until October 31st on Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 7:30pm at Cameo Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets range from $20-$33 and can be purchased at cameocenter. Rather than sitting at home and streaming HD movies to watch online on Halloween, try coming out to see a performance of Evil Dead: The Musical.