You guys probably already sussed that Austin is kind of a weird town. Weird in the most awesome way, of course. Our own Sam Eidson (from Digital Noise and Highly Suspect Reviews) had to take some time off for another project. Well, multiple projects, like promoting his new film Balls Out that no less than the New York Times gave a great review for. But specifically for this one…a stage show version of the movie Jaws that Sam stars in and directs.

Yes, this is a thing. His company, The Old Murder House Theater, does stuff like this in town all the time. For instance, may I present, Aliens on Ice:

Or how about, Die Hard Live (3D):

Or even Jurassic Park?

Putting together these elaborate, creative and funny adaptations for the stage, starring in films, appearing on our site…when does Sam find the time to sleep?


Now’s your chance to see him perform for yourself. There are 4 Shows Only: July 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th at the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin. You can get your tickets right here. It’s the 40th anniversary of Jaws and they’re gonna need a bigger stage!

Chris Cox

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.