Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!

Space Zombies feature posterSpace Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! is a feature film shot on digital video that pays homage to B-Movies of the 50s, 60s and 70s – in particular the films of Edward D. Wood Jr. Though unintentional, the idiosyncrasies, errors and basic ‘bad’ filmmaking that go into these ‘terrible’ but endearing and highly enjoyable films, has created a style and a cult following.  It was my desire to delve deeper into this style and accidental technique through the making of a parody film that emulates B-Movies down to the last detail, but within a modern context, as if created today.  The result is a hilarious film study, both entertaining and enlightening.  There is a definite art to creating something ‘bad’, particularly if you are doing it on purpose!

Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! is the culmination of a trilogy of short films:  Space Zombies: Terror from the Sky!, Space Zombies II: Monsters Unleashed, Unabridged and Unplugged! and Space Zombies III: The Incredible Duel-Headed Cat Freak!  The feature aired on SPACE: The Imagination Station and Drive-In Classics in Canada between 2004 and 2007.  The first episode appeared separately on SPACE, Drive-In Classics, and SCREAM between 2003 and 2006.

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SYNOPSIS:

Even the sanest and kindest of men goes mad.  But what is it that drives him to insanity?  What you are about to see are the images of the circumstances under which one man, veterinarian Dr. Vic McNaughton, goes horribly, horribly and irretrievably mad…is it the aliens seeking human brains for snacks?  Zombies seeking to switch their brains with the brains of cats?  Monster toad-beasts? Starfish mutations?  Dr. Vic and his staff experience all of these adventures, but it is the Space Zombies’ experiments switching the thought essences of Dr. Vic’s wife Betsy and his beloved cat Ju-Jube that eventually push him over the edge.  His solution is obvious – his wife and darling pet must be combined, but first he must test his theories out on some other unsuspecting humans and cats.  What results is a truly terrifying travesty – a duel-headed cat freak that defies his master and tears out on a frightening rampage.  It is only this cataclysmic event, along with the prodding of Vic’s staff and his friends, including the very Space Zombies who helped him create the two-headed creature in the first place, that Vic finally snaps out of his maniacal trance and begins to see the light.  Only when things are put right again - when minds and bodies are matched, does Dr. Vic’s world simmer to a sane temperature again.

Completed August 2004. Shot on location in Toronto. Licensed to SPACE:  The Imagination Station and Drive-In Classics (2004 - 2007) and distributed by Hiltz-Squared Media.  First aired January 8, 2005.  Screened at the Bloor Cinema September 2004 and at the University of Toronto Film Festival in March 2005.

CAST:

A Man of Great Importance:  Jason Reilly

Dr. Vic McNaughton:  Kevin Risk

Betsy, the Secretary:  Kelsey Matheson

The Client:  Kim Croscup

The Client's Cat:  Ripley Steeves

Mrs. Smith:  Andrea Lyons

Mrs. Smith's Cat, Boo-Boo:  Prea L. Macaulay

Guy on the Porch:  Jeff Eason

Bill, the Vet Technician:  Dave Krstin

The Mourner:  Sandra Krstin

The Zombie Lord:  Conor McCreery

Inspector Gidget:  Angelo Stellato

The Cop:  Dave Krstin

Zombie Boy:  Darcy Windover

Zombie Girl:  Regan Macaulay

Ju-Jube:  Frodo B. Macaulay

'New' Inspector Gidget:  Albert Masters

Monster Toad Beast:  Trevor Risk

Mutant Starfish:  A Hunk of Claymation

Lance Serious:  Rob Downes

Taco, the Weird Cat:  Taco Steeves

Other Clinic Cats:  Hunter Berg, Mr. Jones

On-Looker #1:  Kim Croscup

On-Looker #2:  Kyle McKeown

On-Looker #3:  Renata Rampersaud

Phil, the Cameraman:  Johnny Vong

The Mayor:  Clinton Cyril Somerton

The Living Alien:  Erin Gooderham

Small Crowd:  Heather Boulton, Loreena Lewis, William Lyons, Johnny Ngo

Restaurant Diner #1:  Heather Boulton

Restaurant Diner #2:  William Lyons

Inspector Gross:  Chris Gibbs

Boolashacka:  Kyle McKeown

Cat Freak #1:  Kim Croscup

Cat Freak #2:  John Gaylord

Kidnapped Cats:  Mr. Jones, Crackers Miskevich

Boolashacka's Cat Head:  Horatio

Zombie Tech Lab Crowd:  Ray Acheson, Abbey Beauchamp, Cydney Beauchamp, Kelley Beauchamp, Maureen Bell, Martina Diezi, Natalya Kalinina, Loreena Lewis, Kearston Lyon, Nick Martin, Cindy Milling, Johnny Ngo, Paul Phillips, Rebecca Powell, Tania Ramirez, Renata Rampersaud, Eileen Roth, Judy Shin, Amy Smithers, Jenny Tang, Sonya Taccone, Athena Taccone-De Castro, Isaac Taccone-De Castro, Adam Vet, Bailey Waite, Emily Weindorfer 

VOICE-OVERS:

Narrator:  Jason Reilly

Radio Ads/Ju-Jube:  Kevin Risk

Lance Serious:  Rob Downes

Boo-Boo:  Johnny Vong

Taco:  Regan Macaulay 

CREW:

Director/Producer:  Regan Macaulay

Executive Producer:  Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writers:  Regan Macaulay and Kevin Risk

Associate Producer:  Christopher Cordell

Director of Photography:  Kevin Risk

Camera Operator:  Johnny Vong

1st Assistant Director:  Christopher Cordell

2nd Assistant Director:  Helen Vong

Assistant Location Manager:  Maureen Bell

2nd Unit Director:  Christopher Cordell

Boom Operators:  David Alexander, Kelsey Matheson

2nd Unit Camera Operators:  Christopher Cordell, Conor McCreery

Driver:  Kelsey Matheson

Wardrobe:  Maureen Bell, Malabar

Make-up:  Kelsey Matheson, Regan Macaulay

Puppet Construction:  Kevin Risk, Regan Macaulay

Steadicam Construction:  Kevin Risk

Properties:  Maureen Bell, Regan Macaulay, Kevin Risk, Angelo Stellato

Continuity:  Frodo B. Macaulay

Animal Wrangler:  Prea L. Macaulay

Picture Editor:  Regan Macaulay

Sound Designer/Editor:  Kevin Risk

Composer:  Regan Macaulay

Animator/FX:  Kevin Risk

Website Design:  Dave Krstin, Johnny Vong

Website Maintenance:  Johnny Vong

Poster Design:  Johnny Vong

Songs:  The Heard Mentality

Insurance:  Unionville Insurance 

 

The Souped-Up Space Zombies Ship 

 

The Giant Toad-beast, on set 

 

The Giant Starfish puppet

 

Boolashacka's second head - an animatronic puppet

 

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