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