Thursday, February 02, 2012

Killing Spree

So, what is horror?  Let the search begin...

I have always advocated knowledge through firsthand experience. For example: I could tell you that a knife is really sharp a million times, but you wouldn't really know what "sharp" meant until you decided to juggle a set of six sushi blades while blindfolded, right?
(Not right.  Seriously, don't try that.)

In that vein, I am providing the first installment of "Killing Spree" - a weekly/bi-weekly roundup of all the creeptacular goings-on about town.
Maybe you'll spot me at some of them, maybe you won't, maybe I'm trying to get you to leave the house because I'm hiding in your closet and plan on setting a bear trap underneath your pillow as soon as you're gone.
Who knows?

Guess you'll just have to find out for yourself!

Ending soon
Closes February 11th

And that's all I have to say about that.

Postmasters Gallery
459 W 19th Street @ 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019 (map)

Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 6 PM

Closes February 12th

You probably haven't heard of him, but there's this really nifty guy named Alfred Hitchcock and he made some pretty great movies involving rather creepy themes.  I'm going on hearsay here, because I haven't actually seen it, but apparently Rope is an underrated one.

Well, on the off chance that you haven't seen it either, here is a perfect opportunity to catch it in play form, as presented by the acting group Random Access.
Check out this little preview:

Here's an idea: My friend is having a dinner party next week, so why don't we drop by her place after checking the performance out together?  Sounds like a plan.

$25 General Admission
$35 Reserved

The Access Theatre
380 Broadway @ White Street
New York, NY 10013 (map)

REAL/SURREAL @ The Whitney Museum
Closes February 12th

Lily and the Sparrows, 1939
If my subconscious were an apartment, I'm pretty certain Francis Bacon and Yves Tanguy would have done the interior decorating...
... along with Mr. Philip Everwood to my left here. This is a show I won't be missing.

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021 (map)

Closed Mondays; Open 11 AM - 6 PM all other days (until 9 PM on Fridays)
General Admission: $18
Students, Ages 19-25, 62+: $12
Ages <18: Free
Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6 - 9 PM

Closes February 12th 

"Animazing Gallery will be presenting the first U.S. exhibition of Brian Froud's paintings and drawings, including original artworks from his published, international best-selling books and all of his concept drawings from Jim Henson’s film Labyrinth."
I don't think I need to add any other justifications for your checking this exhibition out.  Oh wait... I think some of the puppets are on display as well. 
Now I don't need to add anything else.

Animazing Gallery                                                                Mon - Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
54 Greene Street @ Broome Street                                   Sun: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New York, NY (map)

Coming Attractions

 Opening this Friday:
"Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), recently widowed and still grieving the loss of his wife, is sent to a remote village to put a deceased eccentric's affairs in order. But soon after his arrival, it becomes clear that the villagers are hiding a deadly secret. Kipps discovers that his late client's house is haunted by the spirit of a woman who is trying to find someone and something she lost, and that no one -- not even the children -- is safe from her terrible wrath."
Yep. Definitely seeing this.

"The last two employees (Sara Paxton, Pat Healy) of a century-old haunted hotel go on the hunt for ghosts."
Those who know me, know how obsessed I am with haunted hotels.
Opening 2/17:
"While hiding out in Eastern Europe, Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) must once again become the Ghost Rider when members of a secret church hire him to save a boy from Satan."
Nicolas Cage heard you were making fun of him, so he's here to make you pay for it.
No, really. He's broke. He wants your money.

Opening 2/24:
"In the new suspense thriller GONE, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister."
But... but... it has Wes Bentley in it... it can't be that bad... right?

CARRIE: The Musical
Until April 30th

Do you find yourself just lying around, feeling mopey, crying into your dirty pillows?
 Well then boy-o, do I have the perfect event for you!

MCC Theater at
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014 (map)

Runtime: 2 hours 15 mins
Weekly Schedule: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday - 7 PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday - 2 PM

Ticket range from $89 to $149
Buy tickets
MCC Theater Offices
311 W 43rd Street, #302
New York, NY 212.727.7722 

*** Update: Apparently, this musical is truly a horrorshow, and not of the good kind. Then again, do you put stock in what the New Yorker has to say about anything? ***

You should go. To all of these events.
They're all gonna laugh at you if you don't.