It’s Friday the 13th, and just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone takes the 80’s cult classic campy horror films, “Evil Dead” and “Evil Dead II”, and turns them into a musical in New York City. Yes, that’s right. A musical. Not quite a Broadway musical (on 50th street, between 8th & 9th Avenues) but one of the co-directors is a Tony winner.
Evil Dead, The Musical, does right in not taking itself seriously. The quotes on the web site reading things like “disarmingly funny” and “live-ish performances”. Ahh, brings back fond memories of high school. Song names are pretty good too – “All the men in my life keep getting killed by Candarian demons” and “What the f*#k was that” were my two favorites listed.
The ticketing site, listing performances through December 9th, has the following disclaimer: “The first two rows of the orchestra are the ‘Splatter Zone.’ Patrons in the ‘Splatter Zone’ should be prepared to have a bloody good time…and dress accordingly.” Sounds like fun.