A spoof of gory slasher films, along the lines of Friday the 13th or Halloween, Splatter Theatre features thirteen characters, all cliched horror movie characters--the high school jock, the virgin, the class jerk, the bimbo, the nerd--killed in various creatively disgusting ways. 
The stage itself is freshly painted white, and the actors wear white costumes, allowing the red blood to stand out for the audience. 
In 2007, Andrew Hobgood directed a remount of the show, with several members of the 2006 cast returning. On October 31, 2007, the 20th anniversary of the Annoyance Theater, Splatter was given a special performance, which included several of the original castmembers from the 1987 production. The returning cast members were Eric Waddel, Joe Bill, Ellen Stoneking, Lynn Pusztai and Margueritte Hammersley. 
In 2008 and 2009, Sam Locke directed the show, with a mostly new cast each year.  Ray Mees directed in 2010.