First of all, welcome back!
Since we have last talked about
half a year ago, you have made quite a few movies ... how on earth do
you keep up your pace?
Ironically, compared the pace in the
90s and early 2000s, I've actually slowed down quite a bit. I have 4
more movies nearing completion as well, each only needing a scene or two
shot to be able to edit them and get them out for sale.
Debbie D, Violetta Storms
Let's talk about Codename:
D.O.L.L. Squad - The Super Heroine Murders first: In a few words,
what's the film about?
This is actually a sequel to the Firebrand movies as well as
the original D.O.L.L. Squad movie from the mid 90s. Superheroines
are being killed off by a secret crime syndicate. Two of the
characters have been around for a while. They are Firebrand
Giglio) and Ravenwing (Tracey Lixx). A follow-up feature is
three-fourths completed and introduces a new villain and a new
superheroine, who also meets a gruesome end. This one has even more
special effects, low budget as they are.
Normally, superheroine-movies demand vast budgets, yet you
have made yours on, and excuse my saying so, a shoestring. What inspired
you to make the film despite budgetary restraints, and how did you manage
to pull it off that well?
Luckily special effects software
has become available to almost everyone and I've been able to use it to
create some nifty effects. I've always been interested in
superheroes, having read comics since the late 50s and have shot a few low
budget superheroine movies in the past, but without many of the effects
that I can now include. I'm a big fan of special effects and love
doing these kinds of movies, despite it taking a lot longer to edit than
the normal feature does.
D.O.L.L. Squad - The Super Heroine Murders ends on the words
"to be continued ..." - are you actually planning a sequel or
already making one, and if so, can you tell us what it holds in store?
answered that a bit in a previous answer, but I haven't actually decided
how the movie will end. My original idea was that everything that
happened in the just released movie wasn't real. But I've changed
that now and everything was real and will lead to new characters being
introduced. One thing you can count on is that the Dark Witch will
get what she deserves.
D.O.L.L. Squad - The Super Heroine Murders isn't your first
superheroine-movie. Do you have a special fondness for superheroines or
even for comicbooks as such?
As I mentioned earlier, comics
have been a part of my life since the late 50s having been a big fan of DC
and Marvel comics since that time. I've dabbled in drawing, but
could never get to the level I wanted to. Movies let me make my own video comics, as I call them.
Your film is very much
reminiscent of the serials of old. An intended hommage?
was a big fan of the old serials and the shows like The Man From Uncle and
Lost in Space, both of which used cliffhangers to lure viewers back either
after the commercial or to next week's episode.
D.O.L.L. Squad - The Super Heroine Murders is itself a
sequel of the movie Codename D.O.L.L. Squad you made back in 2001,
and also follows several films you made about the new film's lead character Firebrand,
and even Ravenwing & Cybercop vs Spellbynder from 1998.
How does the new movie compare to the old movies, and is there some kind
of continuity in them?
The continuity remains consistent
throughout, although at the time, I hadn't planned on Laura's character
from the original D.O.L.L. Squad movie to be the character of Firebrand.
It just made sense to the storyline that she is one and the same.
Your opinion about superheroines
in recent cinema?
I enjoyed the Black Widow in the 2nd Iron Man
movie and some of the female heroines on Smallville. And I would
have liked to seen a Wonder Woman movie, but in her regular costume, not
the one they may be planning to use that has her in pants.
You have also recently released The
Blind Date Strangler 2 - in a few words, what is this film about?
idea was suggested by one of our customers. He thought a candle that
knocked the girls out and made them helpless to their date would make a
good storyline. I agreed and wrote a script based on a guy seeking
out dates via the internet and then giving them a gift of a candle, which
when lit, causes the women to pass out and allow him to break into their
homes without any problem. Since he's also a murderer, he strangles
each of his victims to death and moves on to his next date.
Debbie D, David Lee
to other WAVE-movies,
I found The
Blind Date Strangler 2 almost too dead serious. Why did you go for
such a serious, sombre tone?
Ironically, I think all our
movies are serious and somber, but they turn out less so sometimes.
I think it depends on the storyline and how true it could be. And it
depends on how the actors portray their characters. Dean, who played
the Strangler in the first one, has a tendency to make his characters over
the top so it makes things less serious. Dave, on the other hand,
plays the character straight up. And it is a bit more somber when
you think about how each girl liked him and he turns around and murders
them. It's tough not to make that somber.
The ending of The
Blind Date Strangler 2 seems to almot demand a sequel. Anything in
Not yet, but I'm sure as we get new actresses,
there will be a third film.
As the title suggests, The
Blind Date Strangler 2 is already a sequel itself. How does the
movie compare to the first Blind Date Strangler from 2003?
similar, with each of the 2 girls going on a blind date and then being
kidnapped by the killer and, in this case, taken to his dungeon together,
and murdered there.
few words about Cannibal
This is a follow-up to a video we did
6 years ago. Laura plays a hospital administrator who removes the
name of Debbie's sister from a heart transplant list because she's been
paid off to replace it with a man's daughter. Debbie, who just
happens to be a cannibal, comes after Laura for revenege and ends up
killing and eating her. Part 2 starts where the first one did and
shows that Tracey Lixx is Laura's accomplice. When Laura turns up
missing, Tracey tries to find out what happened, only to fall prey to
Debbie. Tracey is also knocked out and made unable to move while
she's be prepared to be cooked and then barbecuedThere is more nudity in
in the new film though.
Sacrifice 2 has many a hilarious moment, but my favourite is a
piece of dialogue between Laura Giglio and Debbie D: "Are you
crazy?" - "No, I'm just a cannibal!" Was this in the
original script or was it improvised, and who came up with this line?
think it was improvided by Debbie. She's good that way.
Debbie D, Tracey Lixx
Cannibalism pops up time and
again in your movies. Why is that?
It seems to be a popular
storyline for some of our customers because it's not something you see
very often in a mainstream movie. We've done a number of movies
with this subject matter.
D.O.L.L. Squad - The Super Heroine Murders, The
Blind Date Strangler 2 and Cannibal
Sacrifice 2 all end unhappily. Is that just a coincidence or is
there a deeper meaning to this?
There's no deeper meaning
except to say that our audience usually prefers that no one escapes.
I do think our latest movies do tend toward that type of ending where the
movies from the 90s and early 2000s usually had at least one female
All three films, as
diverse as they are genrewise, were written by Luis Garson. A few words
A talented guy who prefers to stay in the
Another thing that these three movies have in
common is that they all star Debbie D [Debbie
D interview - click here], Tracey Lixx and Laura Giglio in
bigger or smaller roles. What can you tell us about these three ladies?
has worked with WAVE since 1995 and Laura has been with us off and on
since 1994. Each of them has appeared in over 80 movies.
Tracey just started in 2009 although some of our older customers might
disagree with that timeline. Tracey has appeared in at least 8
different movies with The Bikini Girl Killer, Slaughtered Real Estate
Agents, and Pumpkin Eyes to be released by the end of the year.
mentioned above, Codename:
D.O.L.L. Squad - The Super Heroine Murders, The
Blind Date Strangler 2 and Cannibal
Sacrifice 2 are all sequels, all to films that were made quite
some time ago. Why did you deem these old films worthy of sequels now, and
your opinion about sequels as such?
I like sequels because
it lets you revisit past characters and storylines. Cannibal
Sacrifice was written with a sequel in mind when Laura's character talks
to an unseen person who just happens to be Tracey in Part 2. A
sequel to D.O.L.L. Squad was so I could play around with the effects I had
access to which I didn't have in the past. And sequels usuall sell
The 64 Dollar
question is of course: Where can these films be obtained?
the movies can be found at www.wavemovies.com
future projects you'd like to talk about?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
titles mentioned above, ones that have not started shooting yet, but will
soon, include The Edgar Allan Poe Murders and The Blood Covered Bride
(tentative title). The Poe Murders is a more traditional horror
movie containing supernatural elements along with murders that are similar
to those found in Poe's short stories. The Blood Covered Bride has a
woma murdering her husband and then finding herself haunted by her
husband's ghost and forced to kill herself over and over again until she's
driven mad. In other words, two more happy films. :)
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
We have another site that delves into the older movies and has some
clips people can either download for free or on PPV. It's In Dire
Oh, we also do custom tapes where we'll shoot someone's script or
storyline exactly as they want it. We've been offering this
service since 1988.
People can e-mail me at email@example.com
should they have any questions.
for the interview!