New Rose Video Starts the Countdown

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Another viral video has debuted online for legendary horror writer John Skipp’s latest project, Rose: The Bizarro Zombie Musical. Dig on the goods below, and let’s all hope this thing finally gets made!

It’s the zombie apocalypse, and cable access puppet show host Rose is interviewing the latest batch of survivors!

This webcam interview with Rose O’Keefe (publisher of Eraserhead Press), Jeff Burk (editor of Deadite Press, author of “Shatnerquake”), Cameron Pierce (“The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island”) and Carlton Mellick III (“Zombies and Shit”) isn’t part of the film. But if Rose ever makes it to Adult Swim, it might go a little something like this!

Rose from John SkippFrom the Press Release
“A lot of people have been asking me, ‘So…what the hell IS this Rose thing you’re doing?’” laughs legendary horror author-turned-filmmaker John Skipp. “I understand. It’s a weird pill to swallow. But that’s what makes it so much fun.”

Rose — think “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” meets Night of the Living Dead — is the totally Bizarro story of Rose (Chase McKenna), a hot machete-juggling ex-mental patient with an internet/cable access puppet show, who becomes an unlikely hero of the zombie apocalypse.

On June 20 Skipp re-launched his Kickstarter campaign to audience-fund this off-the-wall cult horror/comedy feature.

Skipp and his team – including McKenna, producer Jane Hamilton (Parasomnia), editor/associate producer Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again), and Rob Hall’s Almost Human FX (Quarantine) – have also massively scaled back their Kickstarter goal.

“We need $20,000 to build Rose’s Place – the set for her complete puppet world – and all 20 of the super-cool puppets that will inhabit it. Hire the actors who will play those puppets. Take ‘em in the studio, to finish recording the songs. And shoot a huge chunk of the movie, plus a bunch of internet shorts to tease everybody into wanting to see more.

“That said, if we exceed our goal and raise $170,000.” Skipp continues, “we could shoot the whole thing by the end of the summer, and have it ready to screen by Halloween. Which would be the best Halloween present ever.”

For more information, go to the Kickstarter page.

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