Monday, June 29, 2009

Adaptation Analysis: The Evil Dead & Evil Dead: The Musical

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It’s not uncommon for Hollywood blockbusters to take to the stage in a musical rendition (good example: The Producers; bad example: Carrie). For this Adaptation Analysis, we take a look at the classic horror film series The Evil Dead and its transition to musical theatre.

Few in the past would have thought that a horror film series, notorious for its over-the-top humor and context, would make for an appropriate bit of theatre — that is, until the concept of theatre was put onto its ear and forced to re-evaluate just what it’s capable of, thus opening the door for a hilarious musical with singing demons, dancing killer trees, and a blood splatter zone that would make anyone with a Sledge-o-matic jealous.

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