Beasts from the Sea: An Interview with Zombie Joe

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater has been on an absolute tear in recent months, with successive performances of Blood Alley, the immersive Father’s Day show Dad, and the seemingly oxymoronic Urban Death for Kidz. Continuing their breakneck pace, Zombie and Co. announced Beasts of the Sea, another thrilling project from the minds behind DarkDark-RideRide which will […]

I want to live in your mouth – The Creatures are Coming – Preview

I want to live in your mouth a waking fever dream that probes the darkest corners of your childhood imagination   What lives in the back of your closet? What stirs in the dust beneath your bed? What stares unblinking from just outside the glow of your nightlight? Maybe they’ve been here all this time. […]

The Doomed Dreamers of ZJU’s Cemetery of Tortured Souls

This is a review of Cemetery of Tortured Souls, now playing at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater in North Hollywood. This review contains minor spoilers. Tortured Souls Tortured Souls Tortured Souls Tortured Souls Tortured Souls Tortured Souls Tortured Souls   Eyes closed, I place my hands on the shoulders of the person in front of me […]

What’s in a Name – How Immersive Theater & Horror Companies Were Named

Names are powerful.  They are our doorway to a company. They are a handshake, a first impression. They connect us to their brand, informing us of what we should expect. They have the power to build a long-lasting relationship or turn away a potential customer. But often times more important than the name itself is [...]

Haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas Present at Zombie Joe’s Blood Alley: Christmas

The lights come on. At Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater, they always do…eventually. A body, draped in a long black sheet, hangs out of the odd window situated high on the side wall of the beloved theater. From somewhere out of sight, we hear an ever-growing chorus of mumbling strangers. They seem to be enjoying themselves. […]