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Talking about Wicked Lit

Drove to Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena for the Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival’s press night this evening. The new show is shorter – two plays instead of three – but ticket prices are lower, so it’s still good value for your money. The new production of The Chimes has been augmented with lighting and effects not seen in Wicked Lit’s 2011 production of the play, and the look of the Goblins is considerably different, so it’s not just a retread. The new play, Teig O’Kane and the Corpse, is very good, with the supernatural elements used not only to creepy but also poignant effect.

I could write more, but it turns out that Hollywood Gothique was not the only media outlet in attendance. After the show, I was roped by Paul Millet (co-founder of Unbound Productions and director of Teig O’Kane and the Corpse) into doing an on-camera interview for Mirror Media Group, during which I said everything I had to say, so there’s no point in writing a review now; I’ll just link to the video when it’s posted.

Just kidding. I’ll post a review Monday. Meanwhile, you can get ticket info at: unboundproductions.org.

Photo at top: one of the spooky hallway inside Mountain View Mausoleum, through which the audience travels while following the plays staged inside the venue.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.