This past June filmmaker Gregory Lamberson mentioned Killer Rack as a movie he had lined up to direct once he completed a few other projects that were in the works, and now that they’ve wrapped, he’s kicking off the horror comedy in style with a teaser poster, casting news, and more.
From the Press Release:
Filmmaker and author Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, The Jake Helman Files) has announced the next film he’ll direct is Killer Rack, a comedy written by Paul McGinnis, who has a supporting role in Dry Bones, which Lamberson co-directed with Michael O’Hear.
Lamberson is co-producing the film with McGinnis and Rod Durick, who contributed special make-up effects to Lamberson’s Slime City Massacre as well as Dry Bones. The trio have tapped Debbie Rochon to play a key role in the film.
Killer Rack tells the story of Betty, a young woman who gets breast implants which turn out to be supernatural creatures with a ravenous taste for human flesh. Rochon will play Dr. Thulu, the surgeon who performs the augmentation surgery with an eye toward world domination.
“Paul’s script won the Best Screenplay award at Buffalo Dreams Horror Film Festival in 2012,” Lamberson says, “but we had a guest judge for that category, and I didn’t read the script until we discussed it during the filming of Dry Bones last year. It is hands down the funniest script I’ve ever read, and I told him I had to direct it. It will be the first script written by someone else that I’ve directed, which is something I’ve wanted to try for a long time. It’s a comedy first and a horror comedy second, with great characters, slapstick, and nerd humor. [It] becomes a horror comedy in the last act. It has an obvious sexploitation element but also really funny gags and characters people will love. Paul really nailed the concept. After Slime City Massacre, I asked Debbie what role was out there that she wanted to play, and she said, ‘a mad scientist,’ so when I read the script, I immediately thought of her to play Dr. Thulu, and Paul told me he wrote the part with her in mind. Kismet.”
Additional roles will be cast from among the Buffalo film and theater company in the months to come, but Lamberson hopes to confirm a particular out-of-town actress to voice “The Boobs.” Shooting is slated for weekends in May and June, and special make-up effects will be handled by Arick Szymecki, with John Renna handling the gore.
The key art was created by Toronto artist Kelly Forbes. Lamberson explains, “Kelly adapted a chapter from my novel Johnny Gruesome into comic book form a few years ago, and we’ve been discussing a graphic novel adaptation of my zombie novella Carnage Road. I told him I was looking for something similar in tone to the posters for 80s comedies like Zapped! and Valley Girl, and he got it right away. It’s a pretty surefire concept.”
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