It's alive! It's. Alive! North Hollywood Theatre breathes life into George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead. Continue reading for details on the cast as well as the stage production's start date. Also in today's Horror Highlights: The Fetch Wilson's premiere at London Horror Festival, Black Wood casting details, and The Cleansing Hour images, trailer, and info.
Details on Night of the Living Dead at the North Hollywood Theatre: "North Hollywood Theatre Brings New Adaptation Of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead To The Stage.
The Group Rep is proud to present George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, adapted for the stage by filmmaker Gus Krieger (The Binding, Fender Bender, The Killing Room), directed by Drina Durazo, produced by Larry Eisenberg, October 4 through November 10, on the Main Stage of the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, California.
In Night of the Living Dead, as a mysterious pandemic emerges and quickly spreads, seven strangers barricade themselves within a Pennsylvania farmhouse, attempting to escape the swarms of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating ghouls now ravaging the countryside. Beset by the walking dead outside, and ever-rising interpersonal tensions within, the group begins their desperate attempt to survive the longest night of their lives. A harrowing new adaptation of the classic film, "Night of the Living Dead" remains an incisive and terrifying exploration of human nature and the demons that plague us both inside and out.
The cast features the talents of Ashkhan Aref, Matthew Jayson Cwern, Kate Faye, Sean Faye, Cameron Kauffman, Kaia Mann, Lisa McGee Mann, Marc Antonio Pritchett, and Ian Runge; with Greg Abbott, Van Boudreaux, Patrick Burke, Paul Cady, Fox Carney, Kyle DeCamp, Larry Eisenberg, Doug Engalla, Laureen Faye, JC Gafford, Doug Haverty, Taylor Martin, Adam Neubauer, and Jake Scozzaro; and Cardonna Atkins, Donnathan Atkins, Stephanie Colet, Julie Davis, Hisato Masuyama, and Troy Whitaker.
The production/design team includes Chris Winfield and Drina Durazo (Set Design), Douglas Gabrielle (Lighting Design), Angela M. Eads (Costume Design), Kenny Harder (Sound Design & Incidental Music), Marc Antonio Pritchett (Fight Choreographer), Doug Engalla (Promotional Video), Christian Ackerman (Marketing), QuainPhoto.com (Photography), Doug Haverty (Graphic Design), Matthew Herrier (Video Editing), Stage Manager (Kenny Harder), and Julia Hapney (Makeup Design).
About showtimes and tickets: Night of the Living Dead. October 4 - November 10. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Sundays at 2:00 pm. Special performances, Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 at 8:00 pm. Talkbacks after Sunday matinees October 13 and October 27. Approximate running time 85 minutes, no intermission. Ages 13+.
Tickets: General Admission: $25. Seniors 65+/Students with ID: $20 at www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990.
Lonny Chapman Theatre - Main Stage, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601."
The Fetch Wilson at London Horror Festival Details: "Written by Stewart Roche / Directed by Jed Murray / Performed by Edwin Mullane
Inspired by the world of Edgar Allen Poe, The Fetch Wilson is a wild and savage journey down the streets and back alleys of modern Dublin from an award-winning writer and ground-breaking young Irish theatre collective The Corps Ensemble. This thrilling new play brings you to places you shouldn't go but want to - while asking one question: how well do you really know yourself?
LONDON HORROR FESTIVAL @ THE PLEASANCE - MAIN HOUSE
OCTOBER 11, 19.00 + OCTOBER 13, 14.30 + OCTOBER 14, 19.00
Info & Booking : www.londonhorrorfestival.co.uk | www.pleasance.co.uk // Pleasance Box Office: 020 7609 1800
The Corps Ensemble was founded in 2015 by a small group of actors and theatre practitioners who wanted to push their artistic limits and create a tightly knit, uninhibited and impassioned ensemble to present vital and exhilarating work for the stage. We believe that theatre should be about taking risks, aesthetically and physically, about breaking down the barriers between audience and performer, and above all, communicating ideas and feelings led by great performances, great stories, and great playwrights.
Stewart Roche trained at the Gaiety School of Acting. His first play Curious Tales for Christmas had its world premiere at Theatre Upstairs in December 2012 and has recently been published. His full-length play Revenant had its world premiere in the New Theatre in November 2013 and was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award. His latest play Wringer will return to Bewley’s Café Theatre October - November 2019."
Black Wood Casting Details: "Glenn Morshower (Aftermath, The Resident, Bloodline), SAG awards Nominee Stelio Savante (Running For Grace, Rapid Eye Movement, The Cleaning Lady), and Bates Wilder (Tator Tot & Patton, The Great War, American Woman) have joined the cast of writer-director Chris Canfield's western horror BLACK WOOD. The cast also includes Andrew Stecker, George Thomas Mansel, Tanajsia Slaughter, and Casey Birdinground.
Storyline: After her family was murdered, Dowanhowee, a Sioux Indian woman, travels alone into the ever-expanding West. She stumbles upon a decrepit town and crosses paths with a notorious outlaw group known as the Dutch Wilder Gang. She discovers one of the men riding a horse belonging to a member of her slain family. Dowanhowee takes revenge on the horse thief and evades the group by racing into an uncharted area known as the Black Wood Forest. Once inside this mysterious land, the Dutch Wilder Gang captures Dowanhowee and after a cruel interrogation the men find value in her and force her to help them with their primary mission; to find a hidden vein of gold. Not long into their journey, they soon discover they must work together and fight for their lives as they have unknowingly awakened an ancient ravenous creature known as The Wendigo.
Eric Corneliuson and Ryan M Hall are producing. Black Wood is currently filming throughout South Dakota.
Corneliuson and Canfield most recently wrapped on the comedy Lapham Rising starring Frank Langella and Bobby Cannavale. Morshower is part of the lead cast of Fox's Medical Drama, The Resident. He is represented by TalentWorks. Savante is currently starring opposite Matt Dillon & Jim Caviezel in the recently released Running For Grace on Netflix. He is represented by Stewart Talent. Wilder was most recently seen in Roadside Attractions' American Woman."
The Cleansing Hour Details: "TITLE: THE CLEANSING HOUR
INTERNATIONAL TITLE (WORLD-WIDE): THE CLEANSING HOUR
Country: United States
Running Time: 94 minutes
Director: Damien LeVeck
Screenwriter: Damien LeVeck & Aaron Horwitz
Director of Photography: Jean-Philippe Bernier
Actors: Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Alix Angelis
Synopsis*: Millennial entrepreneurs, Drew and Max, run a webcast that streams live exorcisms that are, in fact, elaborately staged hoaxes. But they get their comeuppance when today’s actress becomes mysteriously possessed by a real demon that holds the crew hostage. To make matters worse-- the possessed victim is Drew’s fiancée Lane.
In front of a rapidly-growing global audience, the demon subjects Max to a series of violent and humiliating challenges meant to punish him for his online charade. Meanwhile, in an effort to save the love of his life, Drew discovers that the demon’s sinister motive is not only about revenge, but also to expose the dark secrets he, Max, and Lane have been hiding from one another. With only the show clock remaining, it's a matter of time before either the truth is revealed or the demon forces them to meet their maker.
Director's bio* (2 lines):
Damien has worked in the entertainment industry as a film and television Producer/Editor for the last 15 years with credits spanning major networks and studios. He is drawn to the horror genre because of its unique ability to entertain and convey a message, the two hallmarks of his creative ambition.
Damien comes from humble beginnings, growing up in the heart of rural Illinois. His film education began at the local video store where he obsessed over movies of all kinds. He later moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
“I love the way that a good horror film can convey powerful messages that would otherwise be too controversial by stoking an audience with terror and emblazoning shocking imagery into their minds. Fear forces us to acknowledge our own mortality and its consequences, and a movie is a safe place to let that emotion flow.”