KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House

ONE Archives at West Hollywood’s Plummer Park
October 16 – October 30, 2015
Lesbian Rule.
Forget the dead this Halloween.
Feel the pulsing throb of something larger than life in Killjoy’s Kastle.

Each Halloween radical evangelical groups build hell houses. These performer-animated installations showcase a gruesome retribution for the sins of fornication, abortion, suicide, occultism, and—of course—same-sex relationships. This Halloween, Toronto based-artists Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell reclaim this hellish scenario with their sex positive, trans inclusive, queer lesbian-feminist-fear-fighting celebration. Organized by ONE Archives in West Hollywood, Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House is designed to pervert, not convert. This haunted house of freaky feminist skill sharing and paranormal consciousness-raising reanimates the archive of lesbian herstory with all its wonders and thorny complications.

Expect horror.
Holey Hell House!

Dare to be scared by gender-queer apparitions, ball-busting butches, and never-married, happy-as-hell spinsters. Get down on riot ghouls and radical vampiric grannies while channeling your inner consciousness hell-raiser. Each evening of nightmarishly non-assimilated lesbian mayhem will include multiple live performances from a spirited group of international and local weirdos.

Deep Lez becomes Creep Lez.

Follow your demented women’s studies tour guide through the glorious and grisly Killjoy’s Kastle. Groups are welcome, especially the unruly kind. This ground-up, maximalist, not-to-be-missed haunted house—nailed, knit, and glued by a coven of dedicated feminists—provides a rare glimpse into this dystopic/utopic craftivist world-view.

Find more information on Killjoy’s Kastle in West Hollywod here.

Performers at Killjoy’s Kastle. Photos by Tony Coelho. Courtesy of the City of West Hollywood