Brutal as Hell

Originally posted to EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL site 9/24/13 – You’ll be seeing a lot of these archival posts from my days with EVIL DEAD to make sure they don’t get lost in case the original site goes down. Plus it is a bit of fun to stroll down memory lane…

Originally Posted October 19, 2011
Review by Dustin Hall – Brutal as Hell

From the opening intro/stand-up routine by director Sirc Michaels (aka Chris Palkow) to the final curtain call and meet and greet in the lobby, the players make sure that the audience knows their appreciation for coming out, and lets them feel that they are very much a part of the show.

So okay, I really don’t want to oversell this play. We don’t need some jackass from the New Yorker going in expecting high art and exemplary theater and then coming out at me all pissed. The songs are really nothing breathtaking, nor is the set, or the dance choreography, but that really isn’t the point, anyway. EDM is a musical made for horror fans. Horror fans who, in this era, have been raised on the goriest, juiciest, schlockiest low budget crap films that cinema has to offer. Its an extremely self-aware show, full of bad puns, prop malfunctions, improv, blood, sexual innuendo, and all the other oddities that make the show so unique.

Hey guys! Chris Palkow aka Sirc Michaels here. I wanted to reiterate that this is NOT my original story, but it IS something I give a crap about! I hope you find it informative and interesting! Leave your comments and share!

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