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The Weird - Collection / Anthology

The Weird

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Collection / Anthology

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822222552

A collection of six short, creepy, pulpy plays, THE WEIRD is narrated …

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A collection of six short, creepy, pulpy plays, THE WEIRD is narrated by horror host M.T. Grave, who introduces each of the evening's ghoulish, funny delights. In BLOODY MARY, two oversexed teenagers play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse while driving along a deserted highway late at night. In INSECT LOVE, a scientist and his lab assistant fall in love…while the sci-fi classic The Fly plays in movie theatres across the country. In THE TEN-MINUTE PLAY ABOUT ROSEMARY'S BABY, a young couple moves into an apartment building with nosey neighbors…as well as a demonic presence. In SWAMP GOTHIC, a handsome college student risks man-eating alligators, voodoo and zombies to find his equally handsome missing best friend. In MORNING BECOMES OLESTRA, a conniving femme fatale plans her obese husband's murder…with the help of a vampire. And in DINNER WITH THE SUPERFRIENDS, two gal pals get together for some reminiscing…and crime-fighting.
"Who's scarier, the knife-wielding maniac or the trusted boyfriend who summons her? The Satanists next door, or the loving husband who might be secretly plotting with them? THE WEIRD goes for both humor and horror by riffing on classic schlock comic books. But subtler themes of trust and the nature of relationships lurk just below the surface…" —Creative Loafing. "Winking at everything from Rosemary's Baby to Tales from the Crypt…this intermission evening of one-acts goes down quick and dirty and gets our vote for best Halloween show." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's BLOODY MARY is a mordantly funny variation on a vintage urban legend best told in the dark by dating couples in cars…savvy scribe works in a mock-scary idiom that's spot-on for the genre and for youthful auds who grew up on its hokey thrills." —Variety. "'BLOODY MARY is written with devilish glee by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who clearly knows his horror movies…" —NY Times.
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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasais a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His plays include: Doctor Cerberus(South Coast Rep, LA Theatre Works), The Picture of Dorian Grey(Roundhouse Theatre), King of Shadows(The Working Theatre), Good Boys and True(Steppenwolf, 2econd Stage Theatre, the O’Neill), Based on a Totally True Story(MTC), The Velvet Sky(Woolly Mammoth Theatre), The Muckle Man(City Theatre), Dark ... view full profile

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