The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,606 horror articles & features | 6,949 horror movies | 1,530 horror reviews | 1,244 giveaways hosted | 220 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The Dark Moon Motion Comics Finally Arrive on YouTube FRIGHTFEST 2016: Screams and Chills Galore FRIGHTFEST 2016: You've Come a Long, Creepy Way in the Dark, Baby! 'Injustice For All' Fan Project Pleases Those Left Underwhelmed by 'Suicide Squad'
The Five Best Horror Movies of 2016 So Far Corruptive Challenges: Selling Your Morals for Money Twisted Games: Classic Games Featured in Horror Russian Film Noir Finds Transylvanian Female Composer

Win GREEN ROOM on DVD
Win GREEN ROOM on DVD
WIN Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 on DVD
WIN Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 on DVD
Ash vs Evil Dead DVD Giveaway
Ash vs Evil Dead DVD Giveaway
Captain America: Civil War DVD Giveaway
Captain America: Civil War DVD Giveaway
WIN Sharknado: The 4th Awakens on DVD
WIN Sharknado: The 4th Awakens on DVD
WIN Unspoken on DVD
WIN Unspoken on DVD


Category: Horror News

WE SEE A DEAD MOON RISING

Steven Davies Posted: 20 July, 2006 at 10:10 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

Louisville, Kentucky may have been the fictitious stalking grounds of the zombies in RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, but now Bluegrass pedestrians really are sidestepping intestines on the street thanks to writer/director/producer Mark Poole’s DEAD MOON RISING. Poole calls his Louisville-based film a hybrid of “SHAUN OF THE DEAD, 28 DAYS LATER and HIGH FIDELILTY.” Thanks to 10 wildly diverse main characters, including Jim (Jason Crowe), who consistently breaks the fourth wall à la John Cusack’s FIDELITY character by chatting directly with the audience, this zombie gut-muncher promises to be much more thoughtful than recent low-budget zombie fare on the order of DAY OF THE DEAD 2: CONTAGIUM.

With a budget “well under $100,000,” one of Poole’s top priorities was to “create characters that people would give a shit about” rather than walking, talking zombie food. So what we get is a couple of charismatic, yet terminally bored, car rental clerks who don’t seem to realize that the world is falling victim to a nasty plague that causes mass vomiting of blood, death and the eventual energetic return from thereafter. This naturally leads the heroes to encounter both hot chicks and furious ghouls.

That’s right—we’re talking more “fast zombies.” But while that may seem slightly clichéd by now, Poole has a distinctive spin on the hunched-over flesheaters that run rampant in his flick: “Basically, they’re regressing,” says Poole, a successful and computer-savvy businessman who looks more like a well-to-do relative at a family reunion than the madman behind such sexy and splattery antics. Indeed, Poole directs a particular scene on Louisville’s slightly grimy 11th Street with much ambition, both denouncing and respecting Romero’s classic zombie walk at the same time. Poole’s undead slowly become more animalistic as their reanimation by the ferocious virus continues, which means packs of grunting, slouching, scrambling corpses chasing frantically after their next meal.

RISING is a collaboration between Poole, his wife Janice (also a producer) and the cast and crew—which means everyone is giving their all during the shoot, and will get a piece of the action once it’s sold. This kind of close-knit working environment is not without its problems, as every indie filmmaker knows; a few actors have already bailed, leaving certain scenes requiring total rewrites. But those who remain are 100 percent dedicated to making the best possible chunkblower imaginable—including one actor who was injured so badly in a separate work-related incident that physical therapy is a necessity on off days from the shoot.

Though Poole has previously only written and directed one short film (THE BIG GREEN), he certainly has the itch to pursue a career making more movies. His own house has been used in scenes, and serves as the hub of activity for all of RISING’s activities. With a computer, laptop and poster-size spreadsheet adorning his office, Poole maintains his actors, shooting days and script developments like the legitimate project manager he is at his day job. One look at his organized operation makes it difficult to believe that this guy is even remotely interested in zombie mayhem—but he is. Poole’s movie has its share of inspired gore: a man is split between the legs with a chainsaw, another has his tongue bitten out of his mouth by a super-sexy zombie (Erica Goldsmith) that would make Linnea Quigley proud, a man petrified of guns eventually uses a monstrous weapon à la PREDATOR to make Swiss zombies and, on the day this writer visits the set, a religious zealot is torn apart and eaten while holding a crucifix, and a cop’s innards are distributed amongst hungry corpses looking for lunch.

Poole is adamant about completing DEAD MOON RISING in time for the Eerie Film Festival in September. But for now, check out the official website for updates, stills and info on how you can contribute to the gore by coming to set and being a zombie. Apparently, Poole is still looking for willing walking-dead thespians and bikers (with their own cycles, of course) to come join the fun for the movie’s final shoot in August. Those interested should start practicing their slack-jawed stares and gnashing maws…

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 20 July, 2006 at 10:10 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Fangoria



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Theyre Watching Movie Review

Theyre Watching

The Open Door Movie Review

The Open Door

The Gallows Movie Review

The Gallows

Most Likely to Die Movie Review

Most Likely to Die

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

The Conjuring 2

[REC] 4: Apocalypse Movie Review

[REC] 4: Apocalypse

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Movie Review

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

The Final Girls Movie Review

The Final Girls

Moth Movie Review

Moth

Torment Movie Review

Torment

The Sacrament Movie Review

The Sacrament

Mr. Jones Movie Review

Mr. Jones

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

Win GREEN ROOM on DVD WIN Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 on DVD
Ash vs Evil Dead DVD Giveaway Captain America: Civil War DVD Giveaway
WIN Sharknado: The 4th Awakens on DVD WIN Unspoken on DVD
WIN a Soundtrack Digital Download with LIGHTS OUT WIN a Limited Merchandise Bundle with Stephen King's CELL in Cinemas
WIN The Wave on Blu-ray WIN Tank 432 on DVD
WIN Gotham Season 2 on Blu-ray™ WIN Horror Anthology SOUTHBOUND on Blu-ray
WIN a CRIMINAL Blu-ray Movie Bundle WIN The Bloodstained Butterfly on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD
WIN Reckless on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Charlie Clouser
Charlie Clouser







Vampires.com Werewolves.com