Spiderpocalypse! A Low-Budget Horror Film for the Stage

ensemble theatre · eight legged productions · United States of America

world premiere
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ROM WATSON certified reviewer June 14, 2015
tagged as: disappointing
Though often amusing and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, Spiderpocalypse is unfortunately not as good as the image on the flyer. The set, or rather lack of one, is ugly. Some of the actors took care of themselves and made sure they had decent costumes, but most did not. Lighting and sound cues were missed, and other technical aspects fell short of the desired effect, resulting in a creeping sense of lameness. Parodies need to be spot-on to achieve the desired effect, and very little in this production was spot-on.... full review
BRIAN CUNNINGHAM certified reviewer June 12, 2015
A great take on classic B movies. I really enjoyed the puppetry, the actors did a great job of bringing their battles with the spiders to life. The spider queen was also quite entertaining. Some of my favorite scenes were between Dan the barista and Joanna, the flip flop wielding cafe patron.... full review
PAUL ROGUS certified reviewer June 20, 2015
tagged as: disappointing
6/19 Unfunny and painful to watch as the ridiculous fun camp of giant talking spiders is hamstrung by some terrible scenes of domestic angst. Nothing like the poster. Did I and the other reviewers see the same play? Best moment was when someone dropped a set of keys and the actors actually talked to one another rather than taking turns announcing lines or screaming loudly. It's fixable though. The Barista "Coffee-man" and his Bateman Batman rasp was fun. 1) Let's see more fun improve style acting as ridiculous as this concept. 2) Clean up the story and staging - wasn't clear who the recorded voice over opening was for - I didn't care for that whole "family is #1" subplot anyway - it doesn't belong in this project and the show could cl... full review
ROSS MARTIN certified reviewer June 22, 2015
tagged as: B-movie · spiders · comedy · genetically · modified
"Spiderpocalypse" was a fun, hip B-movie comedy adventure. Who hasn't thought about spiders seeking revenge on the humans after all the times we've squashed their cousins or brothers and sisters? And these spiders are genetically modified. Good use of current issues. Great idea. ... full review
MEGHAN MCCONNELL certified reviewer June 05, 2015
I was very excited to see this show and it did not disappoint, it is a lot of fun and super hilarious. There was definitely a lot of laughter going on. If you like old black & white, low budget horror movies, or even some of the more recent B movies of that genre, then you will love this play! Great concept, well written, and a fantastic cast who were obviously having a lot of fun.... full review
MARCIA PRYOR certified reviewer June 11, 2015
I love old-fashioned horror movies. This show delightfully (if a bit raggedly at preview) spoofs the genre. Lots of silly fun for the audience. ... full review
SCOTT GOLDEN certified reviewer June 13, 2015
Move over Ed Wood. You've got nothing on this horror!... full review
BREN COOMBS certified reviewer June 20, 2015
tagged as: comedy
This was a really fun premise and the story was, for the most part, pretty solid, and lived up to what it set out to be. On the other hand the direction was really scattered and I spent a large portion of the show trying to figure out why they had good actors acting badly, to fit the genre, paired with just plain bad actors with seemingly no direction. With some tightening and more rehearsals, this show could have eight legs. ... full review
VINCENT LEVEQUE certified reviewer June 20, 2015
We liked this. Perfectly cheesy parody of the old B movie monster flicks. An hour worth of fun.... full review
FRANCISCO BRACHO certified reviewer June 21, 2015
cheesy... full review