We're becoming alarmingly hard to shock these days, what with all our newfangled technology and mummified naivete. But Thrillpeddlers does its damnedest to shock the unshockable generation - and succeeds admirably. So if you want blood, titillation, and a higher-than-average possibility of high-pitched screaming this Halloween, check out Thrillpeddlers’ latest Shocktoberfest.
The other two shorts, Lips of the Damned and Empress of Colma, feature antique guillotines, starving rats, illicit love affairs, and the wrong bottle of recreational pharmaceuticals. And, yes, copious quantities of fake blood.
If you go for steak afterward, don’t order it rare.
September 30 - November 19. Hypnodrome Theatre, 575 10th Street. $25 ($35 for Shock Boxes and Turkish Lounges) at thrillpeddlers.com