The Art of Darkness

Evil Dead: The Musical…Wait, What?

May 1st, 2008 by Cobwebs

If you didn’t have enough reason to visit Canada, the Diesel Playhouse in Toronto has extended its run of Evil Dead: The Musical. How could I have not heard of this before now?

Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult-classic horror films, EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”

The site mentions a “splatter zone,” so I guess there’s plenty of gratuitous gore.

I’m deeply tickled by the entire idea, but the best part of all is their street posters advertising the show.

Evil Dead Poster

I could weep from joy.*

Link (via BoingBoing)

*In case you’re scratching your head, the original.

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