'RetarDEAD' the sequel to 'Monsturd' - the world’s first and only killer poop monster movie is finally nearing completion and co-director Rick Popko was good enough to send us some exclusive images!
The movie, that has taken five years to make, stars over 200 people and has so much more more production value than most indie horror flicks do these days.
"We know the title is offensive. This was a business decision." says Rick. "We thought about renaming the movie InfecDEAD a few months back, but we asked ourselves the question, '10 years from now what are people going to remember? A movie called InfecDEAD or a movie called RetarDEAD?' - We answered our own question pretty quickly."
"Also, keep in mind that the special kids in this movie are the victims, not the punch line." he continues. "We don't make fun of them for a cheap gag. That's not what we're about. Yes, we know no matter what we say we're going to take some slings and arrows for it, but you know what? I'd bet you five bucks that 99% of the people who squawk about the title haven't even seen it."
The images we have here show the zombie horde that comes at the end of the movie. For this particular scene they had five make-up artists making up more than 40 zombies. Makeup was done by Ed Martinez (the makeup artist for the 80s zombie cult movie "The Dead Pit")
Here's a brief description of the movie:
Evil has come to the Butte County Institute of Special Education, and its students will never be the same. After surviving a battle to the death with his own monstrous creation, Dr. Stern returns to continue his horrible research in this blood-drenched sequel to the cult hit "Monsturd." Armed with a fatal hyper-intelligence serum, the mad doctor transforms a quiet community into an army of flesh-eating zombies. It's a showdown of limb-chopping, head-bursting proportions as Stern's nemesis, F.B.I. agent Susan Hannigan, and the local sheriff's department take on the zombie plague in the ultimate battle royale.
As far as distribution goes, they're keeping their options open for the time being. Elite, Brain Damage Films and Troma have all expressed interest in viewing the final product.
And thanks to Ken Dashner for the pics! Plus don't forget to check out the trailer right here!