Splatter Theatre | Annoyance Theatre | Spoken Word/Poetry Slams/Open Mikes | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 1 2008
Price: $15
Twenty-one years ago, Annoyance Theatre paid homage to slasher films of the 1970s and '80s by unleashing the original version of this laundry-staining, wall-spattering, stomach-turning theatrical bloodbath. The victims, assorted suburban losers, endured everything from paper cuts to spouting arterial gushers, extracted intestines, and the ever-popular slit throat. Sam Locke's 90-minute revival stays true to that heritage of gag-inducing excess, delivering Halloween horrors to a blood- and beer-thirsty audience that gives a shout out for every gross-out. Sixteen stunningly generic characters spout enough stilted dialogue to justify their hideous executions by a Jason-like serial butcher. (It's even funnier when an occasional blood bag won't burst and we get agony minus the motivation.) Never has a title been so disgustingly accurate. --Lawrence Bommer



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