Horror as a genre isn’t quite as popular on stage. There’s a few reasons for this– the immediacy of the actors in theater, the limitations of theater effects, the audience’s expectations for what theater should be– but ultimately, Horror simply stuck to film better than it did theater. But there are some great shows that are also excellent examples of the Horror genre.
Now, this being me, the types of theater that I am most familiar with are Early Modern five-act English theater and 20th century musicals, so that’s where I’m pulling my examples from, but there’s a lot of theater out there to try, so it certainly doesn’t end here.
Let’s go hear a play.