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St. Kilda at the Twin Cities Horror Fest Photo by Michael Niederman

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Twin Cities Horror Festival 2018

Daily from Oct. 25-Nov. 4
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Festivals, Holiday, Theater

Seven years in, the Twin Cities Horror Festival has become one of the most exciting—and, of course, terrifying—annual stage events on the calendar. Adventurous theater artists from Minnesota and beyond set up beneath the Southern’s atmospherically age-worn proscenium to tell spine-chilling stories without the safety net that scary movies allow. This year’s lineup looks particularly promising. Tom Reed, Fringe favorite and Brave New Workshop star, is delving into darkness with a show called Greenway. Toronto’s Kairos Collective is presenting The Bathtub Girls, inspired by Canada’s first case of sibling matricide. Rogues Gallery Arts, which pushed the fourth wall with last year’s Intuition and the Mantis, is adapting Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. And Garrett Vollmer, a core Dangerous Productions actor, has written a play exploring toxic masculinity in small-town America. It’s horror that strikes close to the show’s title: Home. Times and ticket prices vary; visit www.tchorrorfestival.com for a complete schedule. Click here to read out reviews of the shows.