Your new movie Babezilla
vs the Zombie WHorde - in a few words, what is it about?
about a shapeshifting lizard woman who is called on by the president to
stop not only a zombie horde of whores but also the drug manufacturing
pimps who created them.
the Zombie WHorde being a zombie movie, is that a genre at all
dear to you, and some of your genre favourites? And what can you tell us
about your approach to the zombie genre?
do love the zombie genre because itís so easy to make the idea silly.
Most of the serious zombie films are even a bit silly. The movie that got
me interested in horror and horror comedy is the first favorite that comes
to mind, Return of the Living
Dead. Thereís also a special place in my
heart for Biozombie. In this movie I went for the simplistic funny and
cheap zombies. We just quickly slapped on some Night of the Living Dead
ghoul makeup. Just on their faces of course.
of inspiration when writing Babezilla
vs the Zombie WHorde?
big source of inspiration for this movie was Full Moon
Features. Not only
for the sexy content but also for the speed in which they turn movies out.
I had a goal for this movie to make it cheap, quick, and dirty. I came up
with the concept in late July and we had DVDs for sale the first week of
Do talk about your movie's
brand of humour for a bit!
humor definitely draws from bad movies that were meant to be
serious. Itís stupid humor. The type that will have one type of person
rolling on the floor and make another type of person annoyed.
A few words on your overall
directorial approach to your story at hand?
all the silliness and gratuitous nudity itís really a feminist movie.
All the women, even the zombies, are in a position of power over the men.
All the men in the movie are portrayed as stupid and believe they have a
right to use the women. This ultimately ends with the death of every man
in the movie other than the president who asks for Babezillaís help and
praises her for it.
Many of your
actresses, and especially your lead Stephanie Love, show quite a bit of
skin in Babezilla
vs the Zombie WHorde - so how hard was it casting your movie with
that in mind?
hard at all! Stephanie Love was always going to play Babezilla. I wrote
the role specifically for her. She had worked with me before on After
School Lunch Special II: Sloppy Seconds opposite Lloyd Kaufman. I knew
what she would be willing to do so I had fun and just wrote based on that.
As for the other women, the policy at HojBob Productions is pretty
You donít have to do nudity but itís always welcomed. I donít push
anyone to do it but they all know coming in what the movies are like, and
most of them are more than willing. Iím also all about showing different
body types. All boobs are good boobs and the world needs to see some
Talking about cast, what can you tell us
about the actors in your movie, and why exactly these people?
are actors Iíve worked with before, some are friends, and some just
answered the call to an online request for actors and extras.
Do talk about
the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
this movie everything was pretty fast paced. Most things were done in one
take. We do keep it light and fun. There wasnít much time to rehearse,
and a lot of people didnít really know what we were shooting till they
got to the set. Even with the rush everyone was able to laugh and have a
good time with it.
$64-question of course, where can Babezilla
vs the Zombie WHorde be seen?
of right now the only place to watch is by ordering a DVD from HojBob.com
- Iíll make digital copies available soon and it will be streaming on
Troma Now sometime in the near future. There is one theatre showing
scheduled for November 27th at the Alamo Drafthouse in Omaha, Nebraska.
Anything you can
tell us about audience and critical reception of Babezilla
vs the Zombie WHorde?
honestly havenít heard many bad things about it. I think from the title
and concept people are going in somewhat knowing what to expect. Basically
donít watch it if you donít like cheesy movies with a ton of nudity.
Any future projects you'd
like to share?
now Iím working on a Christmas movie called Maul Santa, and I have a ton
of other ideas just waiting to come to life.
What got you into filmmaking in the first
place, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
think just watching indie films like Troma movies mostly. For a long time
I thought Iíd like to make movies if I had the time and money. Then one
day I was watching Troll 2 and I thought, ďScrew time and money. I can
do this.Ē No real formal education other than a high school class about
video production. I learned from doing it.
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Babezilla
vs the Zombie WHorde?
made two other feature length films. After School Lunch Special and After
School Lunch Special II: Sloppy Seconds. Both featured Lloyd Kaufman. The
second one had Mark Torgl who played Melvin the mop boy in the Toxic
Avenger. Other than that Iíve done a handful of shorts and a 40 minute
collaboration during Covid quarantine.
How would you describe
yourself as a director?
pretty easy going. I like to plant seeds and see where the actor takes the
character. I only give suggestions if they seem to need help or if I have
an idea I really want to come through.
Filmmakers who inspire you?
Kaufman of course. Super nice guy. Frank
Henenlotter, early Peter Jackson, Charles Band, John Waters.
so hard to pick favorites because I know Iíll leave out something good.
Iíll just go with Street
Trash, Terror Firmer, Return of the Living
... and of course, films you really
There is enough drama in the world. I want to watch a fun movie.
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I have merely forgotten to ask?
the MPAA! Censorship sucks and charging thousands of Dollars just to get a
rating is trying to keep independent movies from being seen.
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