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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:56

LA Horror Stories - Review

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Fuzzy Bottoms Theatre Co Presents LA Horror Stories at The Sherry Theatre, October 13 - 29.

Halloween is almost upon us and the shows in NoHo are getting decidedly weirder and bloodier….hurrah!!

LA Horror Stories is a group of six plays of varying degrees of twisted, all introduced and curated by a thoroughly convincing, demented clown.  A kind of freaky Alistair Cooke leading us down darker and darker paths.

The plays aren’t scary exactly. They explore the more nightmarish corners of the human mind, reminding us that we all learn a little more to the “crazy” than we might like to admit.

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Interesting and odd and bloody. Yes, there will be blood - plastic sheets are provided. This excellent selection of original plays gets creepier throughout the evening as the weirdly, wonderful turns gruesome and ghoulish…but in a good way…a really, really good way!

We go on a journey with these vile folks, from a serial killers courtship of his victim to the warped and revolting revenge of the jilted girlfriend. From a classic “can I borrow your phone” runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere, to one woman’s search for a real “snuff” movie and on and on…all with classy, hilarious and unnervingly authentic sinister asides from the menacingly, manic clown…how fabulous.

The writers, April Littlejohn, Bryan Stubbles, Eric LaRocca, Allyn Eiby and Jacob Pinion - who also directs - should probably spend a good deal of their time in therapy, in my opinion, and you may well need a little of that yourselves after an evening inside their debauchery, or at the very least a cuddle and a hot cocoa.

If you enjoy the sickening thrill of someone else’s disturbing fantasy, then “LA Horror Stories” is right up your eerie alley.

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The cast is pretty fantastic, and also clearly wonderfully warped to be enjoying performing this brilliant and shocking stuff.  Bravo to the abandon with which they throw their macabre and dreadful selves…perfection.

This is well thought out and awesomely executed.  The plays are lovingly rendered and some of the most disgusting and outrageous stories I have seen, which is saying something!

I love, love, loved “LA Horror Stories,”  just couldn’t stop smiling all the way home…and looking over my shoulder of course.

Tickets and Showtimes

“LA Horror Stories” will be creeping out the NoHo locals from October 13 - 29.  Friday, Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM

https://lahorrorstories.com

Staring…

Richard Lee Warren

Amanda Talamantez

Jason Galindo

Bobby King

Jarrod Robbins

Kirstie McHugh

Laura Boccaletti

Lauren Faulkner

Omar Heyward

Stephanie Mayer

Fawn Bowen

April Littlejohn

Nicholas Mayer

Production…

Jacob Pinion - Writer, Producer, Director

April Littlejohn - Writer, Producer, Director

Fawn Bowen - Producer, Director

AJ Gardener - Stage Manager

Jonathan D Guerra - Lighting Designer, Booth Operator

Jerry Liu - Lighting Tech

Marco El Mundo - Choreographer

Stefan Adkins - Ticket Booth Operator

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Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros is a British writer, director, filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She co-created the unprecedented project 52 Films/52 Weeks: A Year in Filmmaking, where she and her partners, wrote, directed, produced and edited a film a week for an entire year. She currently has several independent film projects at various stages of development.  

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