I'd leave more of a review here, but the two reviewers before me pretty much said everything I wanted to say.
I do give them props for effectively using well-planned and choreographed lighting gags to create scares, but that's about it. ...
certified reviewerJune 10, 2012
One of my pet peeves at Fringe is shows that don't start on time. Many of us are trying to get in as many shows and events as possible and when one starts late, it can through off your entire plan. This one started 30 minutes late, granted it was a late night and there probably weren't many people heading to other places afterwards, but shows need to start on time.
The four actors did the best they could with the material they were given. The characters were four very stereotypical college students (sorority girl, jock, theater guy and nerdy girl). The show uses cheap tricks, banging on walls and flashing lights in an attempt to scare the audience.
Run time was around 35 minutes, which at the $12.00 ticket price seems a bit ste...
certified reviewerJune 15, 2012
Okay, so you're not going to see anything particularly original or groundbreaking here.
But it doesn't seem that that's what the "Ghost Light" folks are after.
They're after cheap laughs and cheap scares - and they get them.
We meet a typical cast of B horror movie types and watch them run into typical B horror movie spookiness all while spouting a typical amount of B horror cliches and jokes.
But you know what? That's basically what I was expecting and that's essentially what I got.
So if I'm sold the product that I expect, I'm a pretty happy camper.
We don't watch B horror movies to have our minds blown by their depth and insight. We go to laugh and we go to roll our eyes at the characters' collective stupidity and we go...
certified reviewerJune 15, 2012
Really enjoyed myself. Girlfriend bought tickets to the show so I didn't know what I was getting myself into... Seeing a "horror play" with no pretense or expectation is the way to go.
The script was straight out of a cheesy 80's movie. You've paid more to see worse writing on the silver screen - get over it and you're in for a treat.
The cast and director win big with a plot that revolves around a haunted theatre. Hey! We're seeing a play in a theatre, right? Wonder if it's the same theatre GHOST LIGHT happened in...
Without a camera to direct the audience's attention, the cast relies HEAVILY on creative lighting techniques. It works! Lightning strikes, flickering lights, and spastic blackouts play well into the hands of the acto...
This is fun stuff, using effective methods to deliver it's frights. Too short by far, I wish they had done a longer version of the story and fleshed out the ending. Enjoy the campfire-story vibe and the thrills such simplicity allow. The horror/80's feel embraced by this production seems easy to dismiss... but, it's a subgenre that influences the course of horror in media and literature to this day. Seeing a company embrace it and try to create an atmosphere live that is normally achieved through editing and sound effects in film... it's a ride worth taking. ...