Wednesday, October 2, 2013
There Will Be Some Blood….Evil Dead: The Musical
On the fifth day since its opening, a healthy dose of people came out to see Evil Dead: The Musical, on a Sunday, which did not surprise me as Philly is a city filled with zealous horror lovers such as me, and from the looks of the crowd, I was surrounded by avid Evil Dead fans as well. I didn’t know what to expect with this musical, except a lot of singing, dancing, and blood. I was right! Well, except for the lots of blood part.
My friend who came with me made an astute observation. She said that the humor was very “Adam Sandler-ish”, which is not her cup of tea. I concur. The level of humor was not forced, but very much “I’ve heard this all before”. Although, the cast of Evil Dead: The Musical is made up of an accomplished, exultant Canadian bunch. Their performances were top notch! In particular, Ash, Annie, and Jake were my personal favorites. Ash was perfectly cast with actor Ryan Ward, who is a graduate of Ryerson University, one of the top institutions of higher education in Canada. The audience seemed to agree with me, as he received a “Splatter Zone” standing ovation and the most cheers by the end of the show.
So, if you’re looking for tons of slaughter and violence, as seen Fede Alvarez’s film, you will be disappointed. But if you’re down for campy comedy and seeing Ash sing and get into a fight with his hand - head on down to 1412 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia for a good time!
Evil Dead:The Musical runs until October 20, 2013
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#writers #moviebuffs #filmlovers #bloggers - I couldn't go this week to see Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks and none of my 3 blog contributors were available either. Tinsel & Tine really needs another person who lives in Philly preferably in Center City or can easily get to the city to be a blog contributor. You have to just love movies and writing, because it's NOT a paid gig. However, you do get to see Preview Screenings for FREE! Interested applicants can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!