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Okay, Windy City, here’s a unique one for you. WildClaw Theater is proud to announce Deathscribe 2011, the Fourth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays. The evening will feature five live-action performances complete with musical accompaniment and Foley artists creating effects on the spot. Sounds like a really unique event.

The five selected original works of horror are listed below along with the writer and director. I’m telling you, Chi-town, this event looks like it’s worth the price of admission just to see the Foley artists go at it. I initially had to research just what the hell a Foley artist is. If you don’t know, it’s a guy who does sounds effects with all kinds of random items (kinda like how Slipknot plays percussion on beer kegs and brake drums, etc.).

From the Press Release
WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents Deathscribe 2011, the Fourth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays, on Monday, December 5th, at 8:00 pm. This collection of spine-tingling audio nightmares will be presented at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre, 1328 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago. Admission is $25 ($20 for students w/identification).

Continuing our pursuit of intelligent, imaginative horror storytelling, we solicited and received nearly 100 original works from both theatre and horror aficionados around the world. They will be performed by some of Chicago’s finest actors, accompanied by Seeking Wonderland and a team of sound effects artists. The winner of the “Bloody Axe” will be chosen by a panel of horror and theatre experts. Deathscribe 2011 will present the following five original horror radio plays:

Falling Apart, written by Matthew George, directed by Audrey Francis (Pine Box Theatre, Black Box Acting Studio).

The Dark Muse, written by Colin Johnson, directed by Kimberly Senior (Strawdog Theatre, Next Theatre, Steppenwolf).

Alabama Mermaid, written by Jessica Wright Buha, directed Carolyn Hoerdemann (Court Theatre, DePaul University).

Legacy, written by Christopher Hainsworth, directed by Carolyn Klein (Seanachai Theatre, Deathscribe 2010).

Entity, written by Thomas J. Misuraca, directed by Manny Tamayo (The Factory Theater).

This guarantees to be a unique and thrilling night of horrifically alternative holiday entertainment. For more info please visit the WildClaw Theater website. Tickets can be purchased online here or by phone at the Mayne Stage box office, (773)381-4554.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 140 – Pet Sematary 2



Ahoy there, fuckos! This week’s episode is brought to you by none other than Chris Franco! That’s right, it’s a Chris pick! So you know what that means, we’re cranking the cheese factor up to eleven! This week we’ve got $5 Furlongs, naked women with dog heads, and accents that are more forced than a Bill Cosby sexual encounter! That’s right, we watched  Pet Sematary 2 so you don’t have to!

Ever wonder which of us knows more lyrics to Ice, Ice, Baby? Well, Patreon found out, but perhaps there’s more singing in the actual episode. Download to find out!

Sometimes, dumb is better. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 140!

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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection



It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. In any event…

IndieWire is reporting that horror classics Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs will be added to the 2018 Criterion Collection, a hallmark label for home video cinephiles.

According to the site, Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of The Silence of the Lambs, which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring the late Jonathan Demme (director), stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.

Night of the Living Dead will also be released in 4K with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature(!).

These will be added in February of 2018 so make sure you save up some cash after the holidays!

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DIS Review – Not for the Faint of Heart!



Starring Bill Oberst, Jr., Lori Jo Hendrix, Peter Gonzales Falcon

Directed by Adrian Corona

I’ve made this claim many a time on this website before, and in the company of film friends as well: Bill Oberst Jr. is one of those actors that can literally be thrust into ANY role, and deliver a performance with so much harnessed electricity that you couldn’t believe that it was possible. I was the lucky recipient chosen to get a look at his latest project, titled DIS, and I think that I can honestly say – this is the stuff that nightmares are constructed of.

Directed by Adrian Corona, this 60-minute dive into the black depths of hell, and in actuality DIS is located between circles # 6 and 9 in Dante’s Divine Comedy, and trust me when I tell you – there’s not a shred of comedic relief in this demented presentation. Oberst Jr plays an ex-soldier named Ariel, and his seemingly harmless jaunt through the woods will become anything but that, and judging from the film’s opening scenes, you are meant to feel as uncomfortable about this watch as any you might have checked out in recent memory.

Perversion is the norm here, and lord help you if you’re caught where you shouldn’t be…my skin’s crawling just thinking about what I saw. Ariel’s travels are basically dialogue-free, but it only adds to the infinite levels of creepiness – you can tell he’s being stalked, and the distance between he and the horrors that await are closing in rather quickly.

Visually by itself, this hour-long chiller can sell tickets without any assistance – hollowed-out buildings and long sweeping shots of a silent forest give the movie that look of complete desolation. Sliced up into three acts, the film wastes no time in setting up the story of a killer needing fresh blood to appease his Mandrake garden – seriously guys, I can’t type as much flashy stuff as there needs to be in order to describe this innately disturbing production.

If you’re one of those types who tends to shy away from the graphic side of things, then I’d HIGHLY advise you to keep your TV tuned to the Hallmark Channel for some holiday entertainment, because this one registers high on the “I can’t believe someone thought of this” meter. So the quick recap is this: Oberst Jr in a standout performance, visual excellence, and an unshakable sense of debasement on a cellular level – keep the kiddies out of the living room with this one. Corona should be lauded (or locked up – just kidding) for his work on this one – HIGHLY recommended, and one that I’ll throw down as a top 5 for me in 2017.

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Director Corona should be lauded (or locked up – just kidding) for his work on this one – HIGHLY recommended!

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