The limited-run seasonal celebration of all things eerie features four different shows.
The limited-run seasonal celebration of all things eerie features four different shows.

What’s scarier than the Halloween season itself? The Halloween season described in a series of ridiculous puns.

But that is exactly what we got in a recent media release from the good folks at Vancouver TheatreSports. And because we’d be hard pressed to come up with more of our own silly puns, we’re going to creep it real and exorcise our right to let the media release spook for itself.

Whether it’s a group of ghoulfriends on a night out, or a date with your boo, Vancouver TheatreSports is daring audiences to laugh this October with its spirited line-up of Halloween-themed shows this month at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.

Aptly named Spooktober, this limited-run seasonal celebration of all things eerie features four different shows for a total of eleven unboolievable weekly performances they think you’ll be dying to see.

In Monster Matches, teams of monsters compete against one another in a series of head-to-headless short-form scenarios to see who eeeks the most laughs. Will the werewolves defeat the witches or zombies overcome the vampires? In this fast-paced roller-ghoster, the winner is determined by audience judges.

Framed as a documentary, Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together is hosted by an investigative journalist, with players utilizing audience suggestions to spin a spell-binding tale behind the cult, including the core cult belief and some of its unique traits.

Scared Witless – Creepy Campfire Tales sees a group of hikers trapped by a storm in a spooky forest. What to do? Inspired by audience suggestions, the hikers settle in for an evening of ghost stories which the improvisers turn these into boo-tiful comedic episodes.

And finally, WTF – What the Fright! takes its format from Vancouver TheatreSports’ regular WTF late-night show as some of the more bizarre news headlines are given a screamingly funny twist.

Vancouver TheatreSports Spooktober runs October 9-31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island (1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver). Visit vstl.com for tickets and information.