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Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents TALES FROM THE CRYPT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
October 29, 2015 8:00 pm - October 30, 2015 10:00 pm
An event every 2 days that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until October 30, 2015
2 Nights Only! October 29 and 30! World Premier! This Halloween, join Captured Aural Phantasy Theater for the TALES FROM THE CRYPT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, an evening of vintage Halloween treats and new, live nighttime entertainment at the historically creepy Bob Baker Marionette Theater. In this one-of-a-kind scare show, we present multi-media performances of classic horror stories from legendary “Tales from the Crypt” comic books LIVE on-stage along with spooky music, macabre magic acts and other Halloween thrills!
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is the only group in the world authorized to bring “Tales from the Crypt” stories and others from EC Comics to life on stage! This is your chance to experience these comics, which have influenced generations of horror storytellers since they hit the newsstands in the 1950’s!
Working with the EC family and within our unique old radio show-inspired performance style, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater has crafted a night to remember, mining classic memories of Halloweens past and bringing them into the 21st Century through projections, humor, music and spooky surprises. We’ve mixed 50’s horror comics, 70’s trick-or-treating and 40’s spook shows into a chilling night of terror in a 60’s puppet theater. See shocking stories of vampires! See a woman sawed in half! Win a dead body!
The show is open to all who dare! Candy and drinks (even adult concoctions) will be available! Look out for drink and food specials at local restaurants!
What: Tales from the Crypt Halloween Special
Where: The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
When: Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30
Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Tickets: $20 at http://talescrypt2015.bpt.me or $25 at the door
AGES RECOMMENDED: AGES 10 & UP
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES ENCOURAGED
Publisher EC Comics was the gold-standard of comic books in the 1950’s, responsible for the most influential and infamous titles, such as Tales from the Crypt and Shock Suspenstories. They employed some of the best artists ever in the comics medium, including Frank Frazetta and Wally Wood, and some of the best writers, becoming early licencees of Ray Bradbury’s work. The head of the company, William Gaines, was a legend himself. In April 1954, he fought against the Senate hearings that attacked comics and led to the censorship of the industry, which nearly destroyed EC. Soon after, however, he turned EC’s attention to another little project they had been working on – MAD Magazine. The rest is history.