The more we see of director Gregory Lamberson’s Slime City Massacre, the more we dig its sleazy, retro vibe. And along those lines, the filmmakers have released the new official poster for the film, which was created by the sleaziest, most retro guy we know: Stephen Romano!
Lamberson described the one-sheet as follows: “It has a blend of 70’s sci-fi/80’s horror that the film celebrates.” In addition, Romano created 15 paintings that will be used in the film’s opening title sequence.
You may recall that Romano is the man behind Shock Festival, a novel that pays homage to the schlock and B-movies genre by creating a history of visuals and stories about films that only exist in the depths of his massive imagination. In addition, February 9, 2010, will see the release of a multi-volume DVD collection (also titled Shock Festival) of rarities Romano dug up with some friends that not only takes scenes from actual films but also incorporates the fictional previews for the movies from his book.
But back to Slime City Massacre. The film stars Jennifer Bihl, horror author Kealen Patrick Burke, Debbie Rochon, Lee Perkins, and Slime City veterans Robert C. Sabin, Mary Bogle, T.J. Merrick, and Dick Biel. Brooke Lewis and Tommy Sweeney provide additional support.
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.”
Lamberson is continuing his post-production work with an eye towards a February, 2010 release date. If anything changes, we’ll be the first to let you know!
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