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Exclusive: John Skipp Brings us Zombies in 3D with Rose

Dread Central recently caught up with writer/director John Skipp during the Never Sleep Again event this past weekend and talked to him about his brand new project he has coming up, Rose. The creator describes the project as “a freaky shot-in-3D feature with a radically whacked-out approach to the undead. Call it Pee Wee’s Playhouse meets Night of the Living Dead”.

Skipp went on to say, “Rose is a super-hot, hilarious ex-mental patient with a cable access puppet show in downtown LA. But now it’s 48 hours into the zombie apocalypse so she’s running rescue stations and musical numbers round the clock, trying to keep people’s hope alive…and periodically pausing to pulverize the skulls of the zombies trying to bust down her door.

The movie introduces sexy newcomer Chase McKenna as the machete-juggling, shotgun-toting, corset-sporting gonzo comedienne with a secret that just might save the world. David Fine (Poe, The Violent Kind) co-stars.

Shooting is slated for mid-summer with writer/director Skipp and producer Jane Hamilton (Parasomnia) using the revolutionary new lightweight Meduza 3D camera.

Robert Hall’s Almost Human FX (Quarantine, The Crazies) will provide the copious zombie gore, and award-winning Jim Henson alumna Mary Robinette Kowal is handling puppet design for the project.

Skipp also announced that his classic environmental horror novel The Bridge (co-written with Craig Spector) will be making a return to print courtesy of Leisure Books. Originally published in 1991, The Bridge is centered around a devastating vision of toxic waste gone cataclysmically wild.

Look for more on Rose soon! For now check out the official Rose website and the video below of Skipp talking about his newest project.

Heather Wixson

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  • Vanvance1

    John Skipp is a Splatterpunk Genius! His books are among the best the genre has to offer (though I found ‘The Bridge’ to be less interesting than others).

    This project ranks a 9 out of 10 in interest for me. He loses a point because we all know not every writer can also direct.

  • hegemon13

    Cool. Nice to see John Skipp back in the game.