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Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror: Fast, Furious, Fun and Funny

Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror (playing Saturday nights this month at the Flight stage in the Complex Theater in Hollywood is a welcome throwback to the good old days of spookshows — those monstrously entertaining combinations of magic, horror hosting, vaudeville, burlesque and monster movies. Well, it’s most of that […] Read more

“Lovecraft’s CTHULHU” Is A Lovingly Crafted Adaptation of “The Call of Cthulhu”

“Lovecraft’s CTHULHU” (playing Fridays and Sundays through March 18 at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group) is a lean, clean, highly artistic and energetic telling of the classic short story, “The Call of Cthulhu,” written by Howard Phillips (H.P.) Lovecraft and published in 1928. It’s a story that’s generally seen as […] Read more

Halloween Stage Hit ‘n’ Run: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater

We’ve covered Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater in North Hollywood a lot in the past, so this isn’t a full review — it’s just a fast reminder that they’re one of the weirdest, most innovative dark theater troupes anywhere, and you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time if you see […] Read more

Wicked Lit 2017: Kinder, Gentler… More Redemptive Horror/Dark Fantasy?

It was definitely a different year for Wicked Lit. The show, now running at the Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery, is a perfect confection of macabre theater for any Halloween season. But after the years it’s been running, some would argue that it could get a little stale—that the novelty […] Read more

Say Farewell to The Steve Allen Theater — A Creepy Theater Institution

We’ve seen a bunch of great shows at Hollywood’s Steve Allen Theater — everything from Jeffrey Combs’ heartwrenching performance as Edgar Allan Poe to the grisly hilarity of the REANIMATOR musical; Rob Zabrecky’s magic and so much more. But now it’s time to say goodbye to this great venue, which […] Read more

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock and the Consulting Detective — The Fun’s Afoot (My Belated Mini-Review)

I want to tell you that my dog ate my homework, but it was actually my computer… I had a longer review of Unbound Production’s current immersive theater show, Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock and the Consulting Detective at the Los Angeles County Arboretum’s Train Station, and it was supposed to […] Read more

Attack of the Rotting Corpses: Packed In Grisly Fun

Zombie Joe… that’s a name to conjure with, for underground theater fans in the LA area. Maybe the productions at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater don’t have Pantages-level budgets, and they might not get the kind of notice that avant-garde shows get when they’re staged downtown by trust fund kids… but […] Read more