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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!