JEFFREY GOES BEYOND
Remember earlier this year when the Horror Asylum quizzed Jeffrey Combs about all the so called rumours surrounding the newest Re-Animator sequel, Beyond Re-Animator. Well it seems we are getting closer and closer to the rumours becomming a reality. Read on...
After several years of planning on the part of director/producer Brian Yuzna and anticipation on the part of the fans, it looks like the third RE-ANIMATOR film is finally ready to roll in Spain as part of Yuzna and Julio Fern?ez?s Fantastic Factory lineup. Series star Jeffrey Combs? participation has always seemed to be a given, but the actor tells Fango that such was not the case. ?I have for three-plus years denied that I have a deal for BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR,? Combs states. ?It goes to show you that the Internet can give you bad information. The Internet Movie Database had stated as fact that I am doing it and, up until this point, I could not say that it was true. But it looks like we?re getting ever closer to my doing it now. I don?t have a deal memo yet, but we?re now agreeing on some things that up until now we had not agreed upon, if you catch my drift.
?So we are getting close to BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR happening, but it has been kind of frustrating for me,? he continues. ?My desire on this project all along was to be on it and involved from the ground floor. For whatever reasons, that has not happened, much to my chagrin. At this point I am going to show up and do what I can rather than be a part of the whole creative process. But it looks like it is coming together.?
A much older Combs project that fans still wonder about is PULSEPOUNDERS, a horror anthology shot way back in the ?80s which to this point remains uncompleted. (While the IMDb lists a 2002 release date, no official announcement has been made regarding its completion or distribution.) ?PULSEPOUNDERS is a real curiosity,? Combs says. ?It?s a movie--or a segment of a trilogy--that I did back in the 1980s while over in Italy. As far as I knew, that movie never got finished. Empire Pictures, Charlie Band?s company at the time, tanked. So that film was in pieces and incomplete, and so far as I?d heard just lost in the wars. Now it?s showing up on the Internet as something that?s coming out. I did my segment soon after RE-ANIMATOR with Barbara Crampton, the late David Gale and David Warner. Other than the dailies I saw at the time, I never heard or saw anything about it again until information about it suddenly turned up on the Internet. So who knows about that. Maybe the next time I talk to Charlie Band, I?ll ask him about it.
?I was in a segment called ?The Evil Clergyman,? based on a Lovecraft story,? he continues. ?They did a short TRANCERS/Jack Deth story which I think Helen Hunt was in. And they did one more with Richard Moll, based on another Empire Pictures movie [DUNGEONMASTER] that had been successful. So it would have been three little odd and hastily connected pieces. They?d all been shot, but they were never able to finish them up. So it would be interesting to see if that does come out--and if it does, well, Charlie owes me some money.?
Courtesy of Fangoria