An old house, haunted by the tragic history of a family. One sister got away. What happened to the other one? Upon her return to her family home, she is confronted with her suppressed past. The only way to survive is to face the terrible truth.
Jakop Ahlbom makes highly visual stage productions jam-packed with technical ingenuity: objects move of their own accord; people disappear into couches. In Horror Jakop Ahlbom is paying homage to the horror genre and referencing The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist and ingeneously combines them into a new story.
In Horror Ahlbom strikes a clever balance between the tragic tale and the chilling horror; between scenes of serenity and of violence. Blood spurts up to the ceiling; a dismembered hand crawls – wailing as it goes – across the floor. Horror is a perfect blend of sinister black humour and hardcore horror. Everyone, including those who do not know their horror classics, will be sitting at the edge of their seat in childlike delight for 90 minutes.
On a technical level Horror is yet another tour de force. Ahlbom uses his special effects to truly surprise. The boundaries of his inventiveness are remarkably. Horror is sinister, chilling, messy, comical and absurd – and the acting is excellent. It demonstrates once again Ahlbom’s singular theatrical talent.
“Whoever would have thought that horror would work on the stage? Ahlbom has proven it is possible!”