Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness (kinda?) 10 Year HELLebration
Puppy in Pants Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse 
BACK FROM THE DEAD, 2010’s chillarious five-star monster smash was to be resurrected for its 10th terrifying anniversary, but if any remount was gonna be cursed by a two-year plague…

Like Frankenstein’s monster, this revolting remount, stitched together from the original 2010 show and two shriekquels, pays terrifying tribute to EC Comics, shlocky gimmick-filled horror movies and live spook shows of old! WARNING: the scares get up ghost and personal; even in the audience, you’re not safe…

5 STARS “So funny, it’s scary" – Winnipeg Free Press

Ed Cuddy, Luke Falconer, George McRobb, Veronica Ternopolski, Theresa Thomson

Show Info:
75 Minutes


Parental Guidance

Warnings: Coarse language, violent content, gunshots, Common phobia triggers, audience interaction

Wed July 13 6:30 PM
Thu July 14 12:45 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Sat July 16 6:30 PM
Sun July 17 12:45 PM
Mon July 18 9:30 PM
Wed July 20 3:00 PM
Thu July 21 4:15 PM
Fri July 22 1:30 PM

Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness (kinda?) 10 Year HELLebration

Puppy in Pants Productions—Tom Hendry Warehouse

Even before the show started, zombies weaved their way through the audience, creeping among the audience members. One of the zombies edged up to me and menacingly hinted that I should turn off my phone. This was 10 minutes to showtime, but ok, I’m not attached to the phone anyway. Curiously, the zombies did not bother any other viewer looking at their phones. Still, it’s best practice to turn your phones off—ESPECIALLY HERE!

Another hint before the show begins: sit in the middle section for the best viewing experience!

I didn’t count the number of speakers in the theatre but I imagine the Warehouse Theatre would have state-of-the-art surround sound systems. Unfortunately, it sounded like all of the sound came out of the centre, like
the old mono and it was a bit tough to hear for those of us off to the side.

Being the first show, there was some slight timing issues, and a couple of prop issues, but the cast managed to cover them up quite well and delivered a smooth show despite them. They probably could have hammed up the “broken headlight” but it still worked.

Even though the show is titled Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness, it could easily have been titled “Tales of Horror and Cuteness.” There was a lot of cuteness to go around. And dancing skeletons? Yeah.

The show started a bit slow but picked up speed fast. When I say “slow,” I don’t mean the content was slow; it just seemed the actors’ enthusiasm needed some time to pick up. By the time the first skit was dismembered, we were at cruising speed.

Ray Yuen

Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness (kinda?) 10 Year HELLebration

Puppy in Pants Productions—Tom Hendry Warehouse

The wildly and weirdly talented company of Macabre Tales is back with a 10th anniversary “hellebration” and delivered a creepily crafted show filled to the brim with multi-media magic, funky special effects, bad puns, precocious black ops, and classic horror tropes. As in the past it was hosted by Satan himself who presided over the offerings from his “bone throne” and delivered a totally satisfying Rick Mercer style rant. Subtle it ain’t but hilarious it is. Avoid “Coward’s Corner”; you won’t want to miss any of the fun.

Barbara Fawcett