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Cthulhu Thursday: Re-Animator the Musical

February 17, 2011

One of the few good adaptations of a Lovecraft story is Re-animator; which was made into three cult horror films.  I’m a huge fan of 1 and 2  but sad to say I’ve not seen 3.  I’m also a fan of the original story, though Lovecraft himself was not that happy with it.  I see his point, it is not his best.  But the original story has a section the film does not do – reanimating the dead during WWI! (I will return to this in due course…)  Anyway I digress. I am very happy to see Re-Animator the Musical has arrived and I hope it tours so I can see it!

Well this was a freaking shock for me this morning, I heard that Stuart Gordon was planning on making Re-Animator a musical for the stage last year. But to find out it is ready to go is just insane.

Thanks to the guys over at STYD for the info, Re-Animator: The Musical is being directed by Stuart Gordon and has the same guys from the 1985 film, Tony Doublin, John Naulin and John Beuchler helming the special effects. So the blood will flow oh so freely and not only that, the first row is designated as the “splash zone”.

Previews for the musical will run from February 18th through till March 4th and the musical will open on March 5th through to March 27th at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

(Cthulhu Thursday is a dose of Mythos to brighten darken your week. More on the idea can be found here and a list of posts thus far, here. Also for more Cthulhu news, sign up to the cthulhuHQ twitter feed. Enjoy!)

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