Horror at Terror Creek is now available in print on lulu.com! And, check out licenseaplay.weebly.com for information on licensing and producing the play yourself!
Treat yourself to a perfectly silly and scary play for Hallowe'en!
Horror at Terror Creek
by Regan W. H. Macaulay
Regan W. H. Macaulay & Scott McCord
Fanny Punn is a grad student working on her thesis - a study of an antiquated town called Terror Creek. For some mysterious reason, all surrounding villages have failed and turned into ghost towns, while Terror Creek thrives. Fanny heads to the Athame Inn, the only hotel in Terror Creek, to study the town more closely. There, she stumbles on a startling secret.
Fanny’s fiancé, Vincent; her best friend, a very pregnant Rosemary; and Rosemary’s neglectful husband, Christopher, travel together to Terror Creek once Fanny fails to return home as promised to find out what’s gone wrong. Ligeia, High Priestess of a satanic cult of witches; Dr. Audley Salmon, resident mad scientist; and Edgar, the Poe-speaking bellboy, attempt to thwart them, but once Fanny’s friends find Lorre, Dr. Salmon’s mutilated brother and witness to the varied atrocities of Terror Creek, the pieces fall into place, and Fanny’s friends find themselves at the mercy of the occultist members of Terror Creek!
Horror at Terror Creek is a ridiculous, tongue-in-cheek horror play with a musical number. The play evokes the over-the-top fear and fun of those old Vincent Price/Peter Lorre/Christopher Lee horror movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s, live on stage! The play is meant to pay homage to the lively acting, strained special effects, vivid colours, gothic set design, and far-fetched but endearing scripts that were often filmed by Roger Corman. Aesthetically, the set should mirror Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe classics (films such as The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Tomb of Ligeia). The script’s inspiration is an amalgam of many different horror film and B-movie sources, including the likes of Horror Hotel, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Brotherhood of Satan. And let’s not forget the zombies. The setting should be modern, while evoking the mood of a gothic past and the flare of the 1960s. Naturally, there is also a touch of The Rocky Horror Show, with a single musical number. Irreverent fun and the vigorous energy of classic B-movie horror films are key!
100 Worlds is done and available in paperback via CreateSpace. Get your copy here! The Kindle version should be available on Amazon tomorrow. Enjoy!
You can now buy a copy of Allison McWood's two plays, "It Was Kit: The 'True' Story of Christopher Marlowe" and "Shakespeare's Brain", originally produced for the 2006 Fringe of Toronto Festival (and Best of the Fringe) and the 2007 New Ideas Festival, have been published by Triple Take Productions! You can get your copy through lulu.com and you can license the plays and produce 'em yourself (through licenseaplay.weebly.com)...check out these great plays!
The Institute has been accepted by Tales to Terrify and will air as an audio podcast several months down the road. Check back here for the air date, once it's available!
Envy will be published (hopefully later this month) once again by DreamScape Press in their 100 Worlds anthology! 100 stories (by 100 different authors), each 100 words (speculative fiction). They're looking for a few more stories, so all you writers out there, submit your best 100-word fantasy/sci-fi story
I didn't write these ones, but my friend Allison McWood did! She and I co-wrote The Aquarium, and I directed these two plays that are being published together by my company, Triple Take Productions. They will be available in print through Lulu (at the end of October), as are the scripts for Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem, The Aquarium, and The Paradise Lust Romance Series, and you can license the rights to produced them through licenseaplay.weebly.com. Next up, my new play Horror At Terror Creek (with music by Scott McCord), hopefully in time for Halloween, and Crime and Etiquette by my other playwright buddy R. J. Downes will be available sometime in November...