We’ve been following the progress of Greg Lamberson’s Slime City Massacre fairly closely, and today we got word that filming of the indie flick has wrapped after a 19-day shoot at various locations in Buffalo, New York, including an abandoned postal facility adjacent to the dormant Central Terminal Station. In addition, Lee Perkins, who plays Mason, has provided with the first look at his character, both pre- and post-sliming.
Along with Perkins, the film stars Jennifer Bihl, horror author Kealan Patrick Burke, Debbie Rochon, and Slime City veterans Robert C. Sabin, Mary Bogle, T.J. Merrick, and Dick Biel. Brooke Lewis and Tommy Sweeney provide additional support.
“Despite our budget, this was the biggest film I’ve ever worked on,” says Lamberson. “We had four characters who become Slime Heads, five who are mercenaries, eight who are cannibals, and fifty homeless people. My director of photography, Chris Santucci, did some amazing shots, and the entire cast performed beyond my wildest expectations. Halfway through the shoot Debbie and Kealan came to me and said, ‘Greg, this has been such a wonderful experience that we’ve decided to get SCM tattoos.’ I was speechless; Debbie’s been in 200 films, and this is her first tattoo. Mine, too!”
Slime City Massacre is set in the ruins of midtown Manhattan seven years after a dirty bomb decimates the financial district. Four squatters discover a supply of “Himalayan yogurt” and “Zachary Devon’s Home Brewed Elixir.” The concoctions turn each survivor into a slime oozing monster compelled to murder as they are possessed by the spirits of cultists who committed suicide decades earlier. Sabin appears as Zachary in flashbacks, and Bogle returns as her Slime character, now called “Swan.”
“Slime City Massacre is loaded with old school latex effects and newfangled CGI,” Lamberson continues, “although the SFX crew used silicone, not latex. There’s a lot of action and gore, and references to other 1980s splatter flicks abound. Lloyd Kaufman and Roy Frumkes generously flew here on their own dime to participate. Lloyd has a cameo at the beginning of the film which should get things off to a good start, and Roy has a more substantial role as a greedy developer who hires mercenaries to wipe out the homeless people in Slime City.”
Phil Gallo, who composed the score for Mother’s Day, will now edit the film, which will be scored by the composer known as Mars. Giasone and Marcy Italiano, who created the Gruesome CD based on Lamberson’s novel Johnny Gruesome, are recording a theme song. R.J. Sevin and Arick Sczymecki are handling CGI. And Stephen Romano (Shock Festival) is creating the visuals for the title sequence. Lamberson, whose novel Personal Demons will be out in paperback come October 1st, plans to complete the film by the end of this year. Keep tabs on all of Lamberson’s projects via his official Slime Guy website.
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