ZASO'S DEAD, PLEASURES & HELSING
Independent filmmaker/actor Joe Zaso has a whole bunch of features coming in which he?s taken part as a director and/or performer. May 3 sees the release of Cinema Image?s double-feature DVD AND THEN THEY WERE DEAD?/GUILTY PLEASURES, the former written and directed by Ray Schwetz and the latter helmed by Zaso and Joseph (MACHINES OF LOVE AND HATE) Parda. DEAD is about a group of strangers invited to a dinner party by a mystery host, where they wind up getting bumped off one by one; Zaso, Tina Krause (above left) and Darian Caine star, and the disc will include Schwetz/Zaso commentary, a making-of, a photo gallery and the trailer. PLEASURES is a two-part feature exploring the scary secrets of two women living in an apartment building, starring Zaso, Sasha Graham and late exploitation director Joe (VENUS IN FURS) Marzano; that disc has Zaso commentary, a photo gallery and trailer.
Zaso also recently took part as an actor in Scorpio Pictures? THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG VAN HELSING. Directed by Kevin Summerfield, the movie, as the title suggests, is a family-oriented production about a teenaged descendant of the legendary vampire hunter who battles the demon Simon Magus (Zaso, above right). Johnny (DAWSON?S CREEK) Alonso also stars, and the makeup FX are by Peter Gerner and Brian Spears? G&S Effects (FLESH FOR THE BEAST). Although the movie only wrapped in February after shooting on North and South Carolina locations, Scorpio has announced an April 27 DVD release at Wal-Mart, Eckerd and other video stores, fully loaded with audio commentary, a photo gallery, a behind-the-scenes featurette and more. And Zaso also joined his NIKOS co-star Felissa Rose in MOTH TO THE FLAME, the Scott Symons-directed horror film.
Courtesy of Fangoria