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  Horror Academy at North Lakeside Cultural Center

Horror Academy

North Lakeside Cultural Center
6219 N Sheridan Rd Chicago

Vampires, cannibals and zombies--just what the mad doctor ordered! Three one-acts and five monologues explore classic horror and thriller archetypes while retaining their own unique flavor. These pieces put both horror and combat right in the audience's laps.

Presented by Babes With Blades

Thru - Nov 4, 2007

Price: $10-$18

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-743-4477

  Horror Academy Reviews
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Daily Herald - Recommended

"...Babes With Blades capably convey the crucial message of modern horror fiction: Humans are their own worst enemies. After all, vampires, cannibals and zombies don't pose as much a threat as when these women turn on each other."
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Barbara Vitello

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Director Jeremy Wechsler and the stage combat-oriented Babes With Blades take full advantage of their quarters in a circa 1910 mansion, now the North Lakeside Cultural Center, to lead audiences on a 90-minute tour through speculations on the fate of civilization as we know it. Amid the glut of Halloween theatrical screamfests, Horror Academy provides not only the requisite chills and thrills but food for thought."

Mary Shen Barnidge

Time Out Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...The stories they offer are a mixed bag, ranging from “too creaky even for The Twilight Zone” to pretty darn creepy. Callahan does his best work with the interstitial monologues; perhaps it’s the compressed format, but with the monologues, he’s able to gesture provocatively at the hidden horrors of mundane issues, such as aging, motherhood and the dating scene, without overplaying his hand."
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Kay Daly

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