Monday, June 30, 2008

Season Two: Badder and Bloodier

WildClaw is proud to announce its Second Season lineup:

Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival - now accepting submissions! Got scary?

By the undisputed Grand Master of Horror, H.P. Lovecraft

By Scott Barsotti, a Midwest Premiere. Two words for you: zombies, yo.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Midsummer Nightmare - 2nd Season Announcement

This Sunday, June 22nd, at 9:30PM in the Four Moon Tavern (1847 Roscoe, Chicago) WildClaw Theatre will announce it's Second Season.

Starting at 7PM, we will be celebrating with horror quizzes, raffles and assorted bloody activities at our Midsummer Nightmare Benefit. Anything you eat or drink until 10PM - WildClaw will receive a portion of the money you spend. A great way to help us bring the horror to Chicago and have fun at the same time. Come on down, me pretties!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stan Winston

Stan Winston passed away Sunday at age 62. Rest in peace, Stan.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Campfire Scares...Your First Moments of Terror?

We Wildclawians...Wildclawites? Whatever, we were talking about campfire stories last night and it got me to thinking about those stories that scared the sense of me when I was a young, impressionable gal. I remember one about a poor kid that found a giant toe and brought it home to feed his family...and then the Giant came back to claim it. Messiness ensued. Or perhaps my very favorite...the haunted prom dress. A poor girl finds a gorgeous dress in a resale shop for a great price...and then promptly dies while wearing it at the prom. It seems the dress came from a funeral home fresh from a body and the embalming fluid on the dress poisoned the young girl. Of course, the moral of these two tales is "don't be poor"...but I digress. These tales came form Alvin Scwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I must have checked this book out from the school library a billion times. I could not get enough of it and the creepy illustrations. Perhaps you have a small person in your life that needs a good scare?

In addition to those two stories, I somehow thought it would be a good idea to read The Shiningat a very young this day, I am very suspicious of topiaries, mazes, Colorado Hotels, children, and any room numbered 217. The book scares the crap out of me to this day.

And don't even get me started on clowns...shudder...

What is it that makes us crave a scare? Do you have a childhood scary campfire tale that has stuck with you?