“DOCTOR ZOMBA” REVIVES THE LOST ART OF “THE GHOST SHOW”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Revives the Lost Art of “The Ghost Show”
at the Hollywood Fringe
Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2018. Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror, making its debut at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Fest, is a modern day revival of the “Ghost Show” popular in the 1950’s that features spooky magic, comedy, a séance, and an immersive blackout sequence at the climax where the audience is in total darkness and surrounded by supernatural phenomena they can see, hear & feel! Opens June 2 at The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Join Doctor Zomba, his lovely assistant Sirena, and the slightly less lovely Ear-Gore as they perform mesmerizing tricks, contact the dead, and unleash monsters from beyond the grave! First, sign your waiver! We are not responsible if this show literally scares you to death! One lucky audience member will win a real dead body! See Sirena’s Dance of the Damned, banned in 47 countries! See Professor Payne’s infamous Mutilator Machine. It thirsts for blood! Will it be yours?! Starring David M Beach as Doctor Zomba!
WHO IS THIS SHOW FOR? All the monster kids that grew up loving Halloween, haunted houses, Famous Monsters of Filmland, & TV Horror Hosts. While much of the supernatural phenomena in the Ghost Show is played for laughs, there is a two-minute blackout sequence at the climax in which the audience is in pitch darkness, and they will SEE, HEAR and FEEL the mysterious & unexplained. If your child is younger than 9, or afraid of the dark, this might not be the show for them.
WHERE: The Complex Hollywood 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Saturday June 2nd, 10:45 pm – PREVIEW
Saturday, June 9th, 11:45 pm
Saturday June 16th, 11:15 pm, “Pay What You Can” performance
Monday, June 18th, 10:45 pm “Pay What You Can” performance
Saturday, June 23rd, 11:55 pm
TICKETS: $15.00 http://hff18.org/4842
THE CAST: David M Beach, Kerr Lordygan, Tamara Torres, and Shelby Alessandro Martinez
DIRECTED BY Kevin Wetmore (Professor & Chair of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University).
WRITTEN/PRODUCED BY David Lucarelli (writer of Tinseltown from Alterna Comics & The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade graphic novels). “Before they put on haunted houses for Halloween, ghost shows were a spooky, scary, funny way to celebrate the things that go bump in the night. The climax of each show was the blackout sequence in which the audience was enveloped in supernatural phenomena. They had all kinds of tricks to make that happen. We went back and studied the actual ghost show manuals from the 1950’s, and then we came up with a few tricks of our own! I don’t want to give away all our secrets, but I’ll just say I am an audio engineer and there are certain low frequencies that instill fear in humans. That’s just for starters!
“The casting of David M Beach as Doctor Zomba proved to be a real stroke of luck. One of the best ghost shows from the 50’s was Doctor Silkini’s. Years ago, the people that had the rights to the show hand picked comedian/actor/magician David Beach to be the new Doctor Silkini for a revival. It didn’t end up happening, but we’re extremely excited to we have the natural successor to one of the Ghost Show masters as our star!’
For press comps, photos, and additional information, please contact:
David Lucarelli – [email protected] – 213-840-3333
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