Your upcoming film Zombie Massacre - in a few phrases, what
is it going to be about?
The title says all! We want to make an action-horror
movie with a lot of monsters, fightings, explosions and stuff. Zombie
Massacre is a scary movie but it also has a lot of fun!
Zombie Massacre is based
on the vintage video game of the same name. How close do you remain to the
game both in terms of story and aesthetics? And have you ever actually played the
game before your involvement with the movie?
it's time for a little clarity... Zombie Massacre is not based on that old
game from Alpha Software. There is a huge misunderstanding... The movie is
based on a new game developed by Benjamin Krotin's 1988Games, unreleased
yet. The game will be released soon for a big game platform... so forget
that Doom clone! We're talking about 100% new stuff!
sources of inspiration for Zombie Massacre?
both grew up in the 80s so we love the kind of cinema of those years.
Zombie Massacre is a mix of 80s' action and modern horror and zombie
movies. Of course we'll try to give the movie our personal style to make
directorial approach to your material?
not very seriuous guys so our directorial approach is reflected in our
personality. We really love the script and we want to make a movie at a
fast pace. We love the set and we love to be surrounded by people we
trust. Most of our crew is composed of friends. Great professionals but
friends as well! The harmony on the set is very important to make a good
How did you get
involved with the project in the first place?
Boll proposed the movie one year ago. We were still working on Eaters'
post production and he asked us: "Do you want to make Zombie
Massacre as your next
movie?" We said: "Hell yeah!!" and here we are. We wrote a first draft
in few weeks and Uwe and Benjamin Krotin loved it.
Massacre is going to be produced by director Uwe Boll, who has shot
quite a few video game adaptations himself. How big is his influence on
Uwe Boll is not only our producer, he's our mentor and
he's a friend as well. Without him we wouldn't be here. Without him our
debut feature wouldn't have been released so we owe him a lot. He's
Massacre project step by step, giving us suggestions and a lot of
help. We don't care about all the things that people say about him... we
know him and we know it's all bullshit. He will also handle the
international sales. Uwe Boll is a great business man and he perfectly
knows what means to make movies in the independent world!
What can you tell us about Zombie
Massacre's projected cast and crew yet?
Most of the crew will be the same
of Eaters... the movie is written with the help of one of Eaters' lead
actors Guglielmo Favilla. The FX crew will be headed by Carlo Diamantini
and David Bracci, our FX geniuses! We'll also have some new entries as the
DOP Mirco Sgarzi. We'll have an international cast; we're still making the
deals but we'll have for sure acctress Tara Cardinal [Tara
Cardinal interview - click here]. Tara is also an
amazing stuntwoman and an incredible sword fighter. She will have a lot of
fun with us!
We'll also have some big names in
the cast but we can't tell you more now...
concern to all zombie fans of course: What kind of zombies will you focus
on (e.g. slow versus fast zombies, the voodoo vs the flesh-eating variety,
Well...this time our zombies are not classic living dead... they're mostly infected so we have a lot of freedom to create their
look. Our FX crew is already working on it and you can have a preview of
their work in the teaser of the movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THa3AYXUazQ).
By the way in Zombie
Massacre zombies are fast as hell!
... and gorehounds will want to know, how far will
you go concerning blood and guts and violence?
be honest we're discussing this point these days... too much blood and
gore mean a PG 18 and it's not very good if we want to distribute the
movie theatrically... but we'll have great gore FX anyway!
The $64-question of course: When and where will Zombie
Massacre be out, tentatively?
We'd love to shoot the movie next
summer... this way we
could have the movie out in the beginning of 2013... talk about the end of
the world... :)
Let's go back to your
first movie together, Eaters, another zombie flick. What can you
tell us about that one?
Eaters is our debut
fetaure and we love it like a son but it's a small movie with a lot of
imperfections. Anyway the movie is distributed worldwide by Boll World
Sales and we're very proud of it. It's a good zombie story and it worth a
Is the zombie film a genre
especially dear to you, and your genre favourites?
totally. We love zombies! Movies as Day of the
Dead, Night of the Living
Dead, Dawn of the Dead are masterpieces.
did you two meet up in the first place, and how and when did you decide to
make movies together?
We met in a theatre
at a horror shorts film festival! We have made a lot of stuff together
What can you tell us about your
careers prior to Eaters, what made you go into filmmaking in the
first place, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
the past 6 years we have made over 25 music videoclips, over 60
documentaries with filmmaker Federico Caddeo, commercials and stuff. We
decided to make Eaters because we really needed to change our lives. And
now we can say we took the right decision!
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we can only think about Zombie Massacre. It's a huge project and we have
to focus our attention only on it! It's our first “real” movie so we
can't make mistakes... but after Zombie
Massacre no more zombies for a while!
Romero, Carpenter, Cronenberg, Rodriguez and of course
Your favourite movies?
man... the list would be too long! Well... Nightmare on Elm
Street, The Thing,
The Goonies, Ghostbusters, First Blood, Back to the
Future, Lost Boys...
and of course, films you really deplore?
The remake of Nightmare on Elm
Street! One of the worst
movie ever. Well, most of the remakes made in the past 8 years are pieces
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