“Evil Dead: the Musical” at Arts West Playhouse & Gallery

Art West once again offers Halloween shenanigans complete with the fake blood and internal organs. “Evil Dead: The Musical,” based on Sam Raimi’s cult movies, offers sprightly dancing, tuneful singing and an epidemic of demons.

Five teenagers seeking a fun and sexy weekend in the woods stumble into a baaaad cabin. Though it looks quite normal, it contains evil spirits waiting to be released. One after another of the innocents are transformed into flesh-eating zombies.

Directed by Christopher Zinovitch and Kim Dare, its enthusiastic cast belts out the music and doles out the horror. Watch carefully because there are some delightful special effects that deserve your full attention. But don’t expect high production values, just some blood spurting fun.

You’d be wise not to wear your best clothes; take one of the free ponchos to protect yourself. Better yet, come in costume, especially to the costume party Oct. 28 or to the late night performances on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s even a special show on Halloween Monday for those who are looking for a dose of holiday horror.

Through November 12 at Arts West 4711 California Ave. SW, Seattle (206 938-0339 or www.artswest.org)

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