Exclusive Night of the Little Dead Behind-the-Scenes Photos; Trailers Debut

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This morning “Face/Off” reality television star and filmmaker/FX maestro Frank Ippolito chatted up his horror short Night of the Little Dead on KROQ’s “Kevin and Bean” radio show, so we thought it high time to bring you the first look at two new trailers for the film as well as a handful of exclusive monster-centric stills of the titular creature.

Shot during our set visit (read it here) this past January, the photos below were snapped as actor Martin Klebba underwent the process of being transformed into the film’s diminutive antagonist (as designed by Charlie Chiodo).

Co-directed by Ippolito and Ezekiel Zabrowski, Night of the Little Dead stars Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Adam Savage (of the series “Mythbusters”), comedian Penn Jillette, James Hurley, Erica Taylor, Gary Morgan, Aye Jaye, and the previously mentioned Klebba and revolves around a group of rural unfortunates who find themselves besieged by ghouls in the bait and tackle shop cum bar named Sadie ‘n Sadie’s Grub n Grub.

Just like Dracula’s Daughters vs. the Space Brains,” Ippolito told us last night of his previous short film and his similar distribution designs for Little Dead, “we’re planning on having Night of the Little Dead available through iTunes. National Lampoon has shown interest in handling it so I would assume in the next few months you can get it there. We are also looking into what film festival we want to premiere it at. Our good pal Shade Rupe has been hunting around for what deadlines we can meet and what would be the best fest to hit up first. As soon as we get post all the way done, we’ll be hitting up fests more vigorously.

As for what projects Ippolito has in the works, he stated, “We are talking to Bill Moseley about doing another Spider Mountain video (he previously shot “No Way Down” for the actor and musician in the same locale as Little Dead) and contemplating another “Penn & Teller” horror short, as well as shopping around the feature length versions of both Dracula’s Daughters vs. the Space Brains and Night of the Little Dead.

Have a look at the stills and trailers below, and for more on Night of the Little Dead and to stay up-to-date with Ippolito, visit both the Night of the Little Dead Facebook page and Frank Ippolito on Facebook.

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