At first, I thought the email message I received yesterday with the subject line "COME GET BLOODY!!!!!" was spam that escaped my filters. But some instinct told me to go ahead and open it anyway. Turned out that those horror-film-loving Primitive Screwheads are at it again.

The Primitive Screwheads is a San Francisco theater company that likes to spoof classic horror movies ... and spray audiences with gallons of fake blood. Their first foray into gory drama was Evil Dead: Live!,  which packed theaters for weeks. (No bonus points for guessing where the group got its name.) Last year I was lucky enough to catch their staging of Re-Animator, and especially lucky to get out of the theater without any permanent stains on my clothing. It was the most fun I'd had at a play in years, if ever.

The latest Primitive Screwheads production is Chainsaw Massacres, which is advertised as "a live theatrical parody that draws inspiration from both actual historical events of the late Seventies as well as from classic horror movies such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre." If you're going to be in the Bay Area in late June or early July and want a unique theater experience, you might want to book tickets ahead of time ... these shows are extremely popular. And wear disposable clothing.
categories Cinematical