Molotov Theatre Group Launches Latest "iScream" iPhone/Android App

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Theatre Fundraising Goes Weirdly High Tech with Screaming Smartphone Application

The iScream application is Molotov’s way of generating revenue and increasing its horror theatre audience one new fan at a time.

It’s the Halloween season, and Molotov Theatre Group, America’s second-oldest Grand Guignol theatre, has taken theatre fundraising to weird new heights with the latest version of its “iScream” smarphone app for the iPhone and Google Android devices.

The paid application, which costs one dollar ($.99 for the iPhone version), allows users to email signature Molotov Theatre company member screams and show phrases, or set a “booby trap” on their phone to activate a scream when the phone is moved.

The Molotov Theatre Group iScream app is available at the appropriate App Store, or from the following sites, visit Android:

The iScream application is Molotov’s way of generating revenue and increasing its horror theatre audience one new fan at a time.

“As a horror- and suspense-focused theatre company, grants and endowments are hard to come by. We have to find novel ways to support our operations,” said Molotov Co-Artistic Director Alex Zavistovich. “The iScream application fits our weird world view, and we hope it catches the attention of the kind of adventurous theatre-goer that makes up the Molotov fan base.”

Created by Wisconsin-based developer Brett Widmann, the iScream application offers a wide array of weird features, including:

  •     20+ screams or sound effects (including ‘signature’ screams from Molotov company members and memorable lines or sound effects from Molotov productions)
  •     Set timed screams to go off when a friend (or victim) least expects it
  •     Scare friends by setting a trap that plays a scream when your phone is moved
  •     Send screams to friends via email

“When you’re running a theatre, every dollar helps,” said Zavistovich. “Why not spend a buck on iScream, and help out Molotov Theatre Group in the process?”

About Molotov Theatre Group
Founded in 2007, The Molotov Theatre Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre dedicated to education, preservation and exploration of the aesthetic of the Grand Guignol, or French Theater of Horror. Molotov Theatre Group produces English translations of original Grand Guignol scripts and applies the artistic principles of the genre to new, contemporary and classic works. The company also produces horror- and suspense-related workshops and other educational materials in support of its mission. For more information, visit

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