Now in its fourth year, Twin Cities Horror Fest is a mulitday celebration of all things terrifying. For the event, theater troupes and other creative talents come together to present their idea of horror. The results include works that are tension-filled, gore-laden, psychological, intentionally hilarious, and action-packed.
This fall's happening is expanding to showcase 12 theater groups, up from last year's nine. Some folks will be returning -- such as Mike Fotis, Horrorshow Hot Dog, and Erin Sheppard -- while five other groups will be killing it onstage for the first time.
As with previous years, the tone and topics presented in each production vary. Some of the darker pieces include Dangerous Productions' Epidemic, which will examine instances of crowd violence, along with Oncoming Productions going for a claustrophobic ambiance in the tale of a deep-sea dive, and Green T Productions' Kaidan recounting three Japanese ghosts stories.
One fabulous piece will be Silver Slipper Productions' Satanic drag-show cabaret, Martina's Broadway Horror Cabaret, while Four Humors' Mortem Capiendum falls on the other end of the spectrum, examining the meaning of life and soul with macabre speculation.
There will also be a short-film festival and live music along the way.
Tickets and festival passes go on sale this July at tchorrorfestival.com. The festival runs October 22 through November 1, and takes place at the Southern Theater.