Your movie Nightmare
Alley has just gotten a German release - but before we go into
more detail on that one, remind us, what's the movie about?
Once dubbed "Creepshow meets Troma"
A ghoulish host relates seven macabre stories. Zombie cowboys rampage
across the prairie in A Fistful of Innards. An evil satanic
rat forces a man to do its murderous bidding in Rebellion. A
scummy loser inadvertently sets himself up on a date over the internet
with a vengeful ax-wielding ghost in Death Chat. A slim gal
bumps off her jerky husband and feeds him to a gross fat slob in Meat.
A homophobic punk dude butchers a gay guy in Closet Case. A fey and pompous artist bumps off his shrewish
spouse and uses her corpse for his artwork in The Great Damone. A
Ripper-style killer embarks on a lethal spree
in Slash of the Blade."
might be especially interesting to indie directors new to the scene - how
does one's indie horror flick get released in Germany in the first place?
There are a lot more independent distributors out there nowadays that are
doing limited releases. We crossed paths by chance & I just
happened to have the rights to the film & they were interested. I
think people overseas understand my humor better as well which always
attracted you to Underground Gorellectors Films, the company behind
the release of Nightmare
Alley - and/or what attracted them to you of course?
loved the look of their product and the fact they delivered a killer
package to the fans. For instance when you purchase Nightmare
Alley you get
a reversible sleeve & 2 posters.
what I've seen, the German release of Nightmare
Alley has an entirely new cover art - so what can you tell us
about the cover, and did you at all have a say in the design?
had their own guys come in a do the art & I can't say enough good
things about it, I think the retro VHS design and the art is amazing.
might be of much interest to everybody but especially those who already
have another release of Nightmare
Alley - are there any new special features on the new DVD?
finally the official music video by Creepsville666 can be seen who is a
killer psychobilly band from Arizona that will be included along with some
other goodies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLElYgJto-8
you planning to release any other of your movies in Germany?
Not at the present time, I'm just focusing on the Nightmare
have recently also done a segment for the movie Grindsploitation - so do
talk about that one for a bit, and how did you get involved with the
project in the first place?
I got lucky & was asked by
the producer to take part in it, which was a huge honor, it's now
streaming on Troma Now TV and should be coming to Blu-ray soon. We did
a great faux trailer called The Gardener.
Also, as of late, you can be
seen in a handful of documentaries on horror, VHS schlock and the like -
do talk about those projects for a bit as well?
I have been
in VHS Lives: A Schlockumentry Part 1 and 2 which came out with
Sub Rosa, & will also be in another VHS documentary called Plastic Tapes
Rewound which will be a Ken Burns version, the documentry of all documentries. I
worked for Camp Video & Even Steven in the 1980's, both
of which have very
collectible titles in their catalogues so a lot of VHS collectors wanted to
hear my story. It was so cool to be a part of that time in the genre
other current or future projects you'd like to share?
Not right now, I'm just enjoying what I have done & am looking to do
a book, a little something different than my usual stuff.
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
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movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
to everyone who has been a fan over the years, I'm not done yet!
for the interview!