Zombies are perverts

And so the birthday came to pass. I even played along, contrary to my nature, and let it all be a surprise. Though I did make a comment about “maybe we’ll be dressing up as zombies”. (Andrew did tell me we’d get messy, and to bring extra clothes…)

Got to Toronto and parked. As it turned out, directly across the street from the surprise: the Diesel Playhouse. Oh yes… Evil Dead, The Musical. But not yet. Did some shopping — somehow my birthday meant buying shoes and a NAS for Andrew. Then had a delicious, meat-tastic dinner at Korean Grill House. (Srsly, must get my family to that place. Dad would never leave.) ๐Ÿ™‚

After a wander back and a quick time-killing coffee, it was… zombie time! Really fun show. More swearing, crotch-grabbing, and boob shaking than I think I’ve ever seen on stage. Culture! Oh, and as a side note of awesomeness, the in-house music (before the show, during intermission, etc.) was all 80s hair metal. Rawk!

No Live Animals sign

Given the thoroughly carnivorous nature of the restaurant, this cracked us up.

Evil Dead satire poster

We wondered if they had copyright approval for any of these…

Evil Dead satire poster

Evil Dead satire poster

stage and Necronomicon

The stage and The Necronomicon… OooOooOooh…

soaked Andrew with ham

Andrew got the GOOD tickets — perverts’ row… I mean, The Splatter Zone. They offer you ponchos, but unlike a few of the pussies up there with us, we went and bought white t-shirts and I just wrapped my purse in my poncho. (What? It’s leather.) This is Andrew with the ham. It was flung by a zombie after she bit a character and ripped it off his leg. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s sitting on the edge of the stage. That’s how close we were…

Andrew's face, fake blood

They weren’t stingy with the fake blood. Thrown, squirted, raining from the ceiling… Both Andrew and the drunk woman on my other side got nailed way worse than I did. That said, my splatter was more “artful”.

Melle and Andrew posing

Braaaaaaaaainnnnssss!! (I think Andrew’s red eyes are a nice touch, no?)

An actual exchange…

Andrew: “I can’t believe you didn’t have your tongue out for the last shot!”
Melle: “I was arching my eyebrow in an Ash-like fashion. Ash doesn’t do tongue.”
Andrew: “Well, not on stage, anyway…”

Ba-dum-CHING! Thanks, we’re here all week. Try the veal!

blood-soaked Evil Dead t-shirt

My brand new white t-shirt. The blood washes off fairly easily, but do I really want to wash it?

All in all, a fabulously fun show and a truly splendid birthday. Many, many thanks to Andrew for his sneaky efforts, and to everyone for the lovely birthday wishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Replies to “Zombies are perverts”

  1. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you guys had a great time. I would love to check that show out at some point. I’ve never heard a bad word. Hope to see you soon!
    Nicole (from, Steve and Nicole ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I am glad you did not chicken out and you went for perv’ row. I don’t know if I would go otherwise. However, I’ve never had any ham thrown at me. He should try to sell that on Ebay!

    As for the shirt, leave it. My hubby has his displayed proudly among all of his Evil Dead collectibles. And he only pulled it down once…to wear it to another Evil Dead show ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Found ya hopskotching along the blogospher on Phil’s site.
    The evil dead musical… hmmm.
    I can only imagine how that would have played out. I am a fan of the original movie?
    Nice place ya got here.

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