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Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!

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Space 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. Currently available on iTunes under “Horror”…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.

Writer:

  • Regan W. H. Macaulay
  • Kevin Risk

Director:

  • Regan Macaulay

Date:

  • Screened for the first time at the Bloor Cinema in September 2004.

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:
    • 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
  • 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

Crew:

  • Director/Producer: Regan Macaulay
  • Executive Producer: Edward D. Wood Jr.
  • Writers: Regan W. H. 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

Crew:

  • 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

Voice Overs:

  • Narrator: Jason Reilly
  • Radio Ads/Ju-Jube: Kevin Risk
  • Lance Serious: Rob Downes
  • Boo-Boo: Johnny Vong
  • Taco: Regan Macaulay

Others:

  • The Souped-Up Space Zombies Ship
  • The Giant Toad-beast, on set
  • The Giant Starfish puppet
  • Boolashacka’s second head – an animatronic puppet

Check out one of the special features ... the Feline Stars of Space Zombies!

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