Dana Gould Now Discusses New PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in Our Exclusive Interview
Who knew the “Father of Alternative Comedy” Dana Gould was such a huge horror fan? The legendary writer of The Simpsons certainly contributed to many episodes of Treehouse of Horror over the years. But it wasn’t until recently that his passion for the genre started coming through in his work. Now, after penning the inventive season 2 finale of Creepshow and last Halloween’s Toys of Terror, Gould is also writing and researching his next foray into the genre about a real-life séance.
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In our below interview, however, we’re focused on the adaptation of Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space that he helped craft with writing partner Janet Varney. Presented by SF Sketchfest and featured at this weekend’s virtual TCM Film Fest. Gould and a star-studded cast of comedians will perform a live script read this Friday on TCM and HBO Max. Narrated by SNL icon Laraine Newman, the rest of the lineup includes Maria Bamford and Bobcat Goldthwait. Plus Oscar Nuñez, Bob Odenkirk, David Koechner, Janet Varney, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Gary Anthony Williams, Baron Vaughn, Deborah Baker Jr. and Kat Aagesen.
Check out the video interview below. We start things off chatting about Gould’s long-lasting friendship with Maila Nurmi aka Vampira. We also have a great talk about the generation gap in horror between monster movies and the slasher genre. Dread Central also managed to get more info on Gould’s upcoming supernatural horror project!
Check out the Plan 9 From Outer Space live read this weekend. And be sure to stick around for a screening of the original bad-movie-turned-cult-classic afterward. Plus a late-night showing of Grease 2. If you’re a Planet of the Apes fan, take a look at Gould’s hilarious fake talk show Hanging with Dr. Z featuring Dr. Zaius as the host.
Here’s the first episode: