We can't get enough of Thrillpeddlers, San Francisco's theater of fetish, the grotesque, and the ridiculous. Starting their 2012 season Friday night, Thrillpeddlers revive two of their recent musicals originally written by the Cockettes, a gender-bending San Francisco troupe from the late 1960s and ... More >>
Keith BowersMarcel (Flynn DeMarco) tricks his wife (Kara Emry) into wearing an ancient bondage device in Lips of the Damned.Kiss of Blood Oct. 15, 2010 @The Hypnodrome Better than: Watching any horror movie on DVD Thrillpeddlers lived up to their name Friday night, delivering a mix of gor ... More >>
Bill English pilfers from Sam Mendes, with mixed results.
Making a mess of a mess of a play
Bringing terror back to the Cabaret
Marvel at the macabre at Shocktoberfest 2005: "Sissies Stay Home!"
Don't get any on ya: Three violent plays, in the Grand Guignol vein
The best part of "Welcome to the Hypnodrome" comes after the plays end
A night of "elegant and eerie and sophisticated" theater
Outlaw lesbian murderers and the insane transsexual who dreams of them
A Halloween tradition, complete with bloomer-wearing teenage girls and vigorious bottom-birching
Heavy makeup and fancy costumes can't disguise weak performances
Mediocre acting keeps this lesbian sendup of women's prison films from busting free
Wild psychobilly madmen, and campy incarcerated ladies