Currently playing at San Antonio’s Cameo Theater, Evil Dead the Musical is a must see for any fan of the series or any one looking for something new this Halloween season. Yes, you read that correctly. Evil Dead. The Musical.
Evil Dead the Musical sums up the films well; the first half covers the events of the first film, the second covers Evil Dead 2, and the final scene is essentially the epilogue of Army of Darkness. Besides the ever so charming musical numbers such as, “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” What the Fuck was that?” and “Do the Necronomicon,” a lot of the humor breaks the fourth wall, bringing the audience in on the fun. The actors are clearly having a blast in their roles.
As if that’s not enough to entice you, the first few rows come with a large sheet of plastic to share with your neighbors. Why, you ask? Because if you’re seated here, my friend, you’re in the Splatter Zone. If seated in the Splatter Zone, prepare to be covered in fake blood by the time you leave. Any time a demon possessed character is stabbed, maimed, or killed blood is thrown all over stage and audience. Though you’re already a mess by the end of Act I, this is nothing compared to the complete massacre that occurs at the climax of the play. Many of the “zombies” actually brought large water cooler jugs filled with fake blood to dump on the first few rows. So if you don’t like to get messy, make sure you’re seated way in the back. But where’s the fun in that?
Want to know what you’d look like at the end of Act I?
This is nothing compared to the torrential downpour of blood in Act II. If you choose seats in the Splatter Zone, which I hope you do, be prepared to get well acquainted with the bizarre, slightly fruit punch smell and taste of the blood. It ended up in my mouth, up my nose, and in my eyes over the two hour running time.
This show was a blast. If you’re in or near San Antonio, check out Cameo Theater for remaining showtimes. If you’re not, check out Evil Dead the Musical’s website for current productions across the country.