From The Press

As press rolls in for Unbound Productions events, we will post it here with links to feature stories and reviews. Interested in creating some of your own Wicked Lit Press? Email Jonathan.

2016

wl16-pw-coverWicked Lit 2016 Continues to Thrill and Chill Audiences”
BroadwayWorld

Wicked Lit 2016 proves that, long after the novelty of staging plays in a cemetery has worn off, Unbound Productions can still deliver drama filled horror, pathos, and more than a few surprises.”
Hollywood Gothique

“Another Run, Don’t Walk, Year! You may be tired at this point of reading raves about Unbound Productions’ extraordinary horror-themed theater Wicked Lit offerings, but you can’t be tired ofseeing their shows.”
Creepy LA

“Each production is fascinating…the writing and the acting are top-notch!”
Edge Magazine

Wicked Lit is extremely challenging to describe to those who haven’t experienced it before. You throw out adjectives such as “beautiful”, “haunting”, “immersive”… and then chase it with, “And they do it in a cemetery and mausoleum.” That’s usually where the record needle scratch comes in the conversation.”
Theme Park Adventure

“It wouldn’t be October in L.A. without… Wicked Lit
Stage Scene LA

“…should not be missed by anyone interested in an immersive and kinetic theater experience!”
Culture Spot LA

2015

Featuring Kevin Dulude and Alan Abelew in "The System" - Wicked Lit 2015.

Featuring Kevin Dulude and Alan Abelew in “The System” – Wicked Lit 2015.

“I think of Wicked Lit as a treasure to start the holiday season. You should too.”
Pasadena Weekly

Topping the Un-Toppable!
So this is not your reviewer’s first experience at Wicked Lit …but it may just be the best—and that’s saying quite a lot.”
CreepyLA

Wicked Lit is a stunning experience that has to be at the top of your To-Do list this season… and is one of the finest Halloween treats found anywhere in the United States.
Theme Park Adventure

“Site-specific theater at its best!”
“…an annual theater event that Angelenos should put on their must-see list. Be sure to call for reservations.”
Culture Spot LA

‎Wicked Lit‬ is one of those amazing opportunities to feel the thrill of true fear, as if you were transported to another place and time… From the moment I arrived I knew this was going to be good; I had no idea it would leave me speechless!”
Scary Horror News

“As good as any Broadway performance but with a much cooler setting.”
Golden State Haunts

“UNBELIEVABLE! This is one of the best Halloween events I’ve ever been at!”
– Nightmarish Conjuring

“Truly a memorable and unique Halloween experience!”
Midnight Marinara

LA Times – “People are dying to get in!” – featured event

Daily News/Pasadena Star News – feature story
NBC Locals – feature story
Hollywood Gothique Podcast – interview with Jeff G. Rack
Horror Buzz – preview story
Broadway World Opening Night – preview story
LA Magazine
– Top Halloween Events

2014

“The theater company turns horror classics into standing-
room-only performances at an Altadena cemetery.”
– Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Story
– Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Photo
October 1, 2014

“…while the writers who inspire the Unbound troupe are an eclectic bunch, the common ground they provide is a smart and scary experience. There is nothing quite like wandering through the dark and echoed chambers of the mausoleum after dark to watch a tale of madness unfold..”
Pasadena Weekly Arts Feature, October 2, 2014

“Wicked Lit highlights women in its horror theater”
Los Angeles Daily News, September 29, 2014

Wicked Lit 2014 one of the Best Halloween Events For Adults!”
CBS Locals, October 2, 2014

Fantastically high production values, a really good show. Go see Wicked Lit!”
La La Land on LA Talk Live,
 October 2, 2014

“It is a wonderful night of theater with a dark and sinister twist. It isn’t the scariest haunt out there, but it’s one of the loveliest. Perfect for that sexy librarian in your life.”
LAist, September 26, 2014

“There is nothing else quite like Wicked Lit by Unbound Productions. A triptych of horror stories unfold within gasping distance of an audience led along darkened marble hallways lined with crypts and through the granite tombstones of Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum.”
Examiner.com, September 20, 2014

“Untold terrors await… at Wicked Lit 2014!”
Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2014

“Femmes fatales: Wicked Lit’s fearsome females ”
Altadena Point, September 23, 2014

… L.A.’ s Wicked Lit has fast become one of the city’s most buzzed about October attractions… This writer took in one of their shows last year and found it to be one of the more impressive experiences in the Halloween season.
Dread Central, September 22, 2014

Video Preview of Wicked Lit 2014 – Opens in 2 Weeks
Pasadena Now
Bitter Lemons

Wicked Lit was selected by Hollywood Gothique as the Best Halloween event of 2013, so we highly recommend you put it on your calendar for Halloween 2014.”
Hollywood Gothique, September 21, 2014

“WICKED LIT 2013 played to 99.6% capacity over six weeks and drew nearly 2,200 patrons to Altadena”
BroadwayWorld, September 21, 2014

2013

Wicked Lit 2013 - Pasadena Weekly Cover Story

Wicked Lit 2013 – Pasadena Weekly Cover Story

“The past 5 years have indeed been remarkable for Unbound Productions and I salute the group’s co-artistic directors on their ability to weave classic literature into such entertaining and immersive theatrical experience… I can see why the shows sell out every year!”
BroadwayWorld, October 29, 2013

Wicked Lit has transformed a mausoleum and cemetery into a hot ticket for horror-related site-specific theater.”
-Don Shirley, LA Stage Times, October 21, 2013

“Wicked Lit celebrates its fifth anniversary with its most immersively frightening experience yet!”
Pasadena Weekly Cover Story, October 10, 2013

“Wicked Lit’s Best Halloween Theatre Festival Ever! …you must – absolutely must – head over to the Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena for the 2013 Wicked Lit! We cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Hollywood Gothique, October 6, 2013

“Now in its fifth year, and in its fourth year at Mountain View, Wicked Lit takes audiences in and around the grounds to experience new adaptations of classic horror literature.”
LA Stage Times, October 16, 2013

“Act fast for standby tickets to Wicked Lit…very clever and using its terrain so delicately and observantly that at times you feel as if lost in some sort of psychic realm where time flies by effortlessly.”
LA Beat, October 17, 2013

“Nothing could be more perfect for Halloween”
Pasadena Now, October 6, 2013

“Wicked Lit: A Cemetery Plays the Stage”
NBC SoCal, October 5, 2013

“H.P. Lovecraft lurks in Altadena cemetery!”
– Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, October 3, 2013

“The acting, sound deign, costuming, lighting and everything else was exceptional and surpassed m y  expectations… There  were moments where your are left in the dark with nothing but a string  to guide you through and believe me, that gets scary! In a good way  though, don’t be a baby!”
Sinful Celluloid, October 10, 2013

“Pencil This In: ‘Wicked Lit’ Opens in a Cemetery”
LAist, October 4, 2013

“Explore the dank and dismal horrors of Wicked Lit!”
Hollywood Gothique, Podcast; Online, September 20, 2013

“WICKED LIT 5th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION”
Pasadena Independent, September 24, 2013

“The 2013 series is the fourth season at Mountain View and the fifth season for Co-Artistic Directors Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack to scare the bejeebers out of their audience.”
The Examiner (The Masque of the Red Death preview), September 15, 2013

“I was lucky enough to attend the event last week and I must say, it surpassed my expectations. Honestly… I must reiterate that this event mostly takes place inside a real mausoleum!”
Geek Nation, October 11, 2013

“Unbound Productions… (has) an eerie and atmospheric line-up for the 5th anniversary production of the popular horror story adaptation series Wicked Lit…”
The Examiner (preview), September 15, 2013

“Promo Shots for Wicked Lit’s The Lurking Fear
BroadwayWorld (photo flash), September 15, 2013

Wicked Lit revived in Altadena”
Diabolique, August 30, 2013

The Lurking Fear and More Set for Unbound Productions’ WICKED LIT 2013, 10/4-11/2″
BroadwayWorld, August 13, 2013

“It won’t be Halloween in Altadena without Wicked Lit!”
Altadena Blog, August 13, 2013

“3 terrifying adaptations of classic horror literature will receive full theatrical productions at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery!”
Pasadena Now, August 13, 2013

Since 2008, Wicked Lit ress has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Performances Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Weekly, Arroyo Monthly, Rose Magazine, The San Marino Tribune, Westways, Famous Monsters Magazine, and many other print publications. Our show has also been profiled on KPCC (Los Angeles NPR), Charter Local Edition, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Locals only, Lancer Radio and numerous other online and broadcast outlets.

Wicked Lit 2013 Featured Listings:
LA Times
Flavorpill
Los Angeles Magazine – Top Halloween Events
Los Angeles Magazine – The Guide
Pasadena Star News
Yelp
Zvents

All Events In Pasadena
Alley Cat Scratch
Do LA
Eye Spy LA
Footlights
Haus Los Angeles – 5 Things to do in LA
Hollywood Gothique
LA Tourist
PartyEarth
Pasadena Views
Pasadena Magazine
Pasadena Sun
Performing Arts Live
See California
TheaterMania
Where Magazine – Top Halloween Events in LA