A week or so ago, I saw the poster for Ed and the Living Dead, and it looked awesome. Then the Indiegogo for the film launched, and I saw who was cast. This got me really excited! I feel like Ed and the Living Dead is going to be something special. Check out the details below.
From the Press Release:
Arizona-based filmmakers Brandy Mason and Tim Fattig announced today the launch of the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming horror/comedy film, Ed and the Living Dead, a violent, darkly funny zombie tale set in the summer of 1959 and featuring the “world’s worst filmmaker,” Edward D. Wood, Jr. (Plan 9 From Outer Space, Glen or Glenda).
“The zombie film is an incredibly durable sub-genre, but sometimes it needs a little twist to be really engaging. Dropping iconic figures like Ed Wood and Criswell into the mix and setting the film in the 1950s instantly changes what the audience will expect from the story.”
Ed and the Living Dead features a fantastic cast of established and rising stars from the horror world. Jason Crowe (Volumes of Blood, The Bad Man) stars as the high-strung director Ed Wood, while David E. McMahon (American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon, Bonehill Road) plays Wood’s long-suffering film producer, George Weiss. Also starring in this much-anticipated zomb-edy: Angela Pritchett (Steve: Death Collector, Partners); Vida Ghaffari (Holy Terror, RoboWoman), Kaylee Williams (Mrs. Claus, Ahockalypse), Charles Chudabala (Nightshade, Ugly Sweater Party), Ryan Brewer (Larry and the Monsters, Never Been to Graceland), Julie Anne Prescott (Clownado, Teacher Shortage), Brett DeJager (10/31, Bonejangles), Mindy Gilkerson (The Second Coming, Art of the Dead), Nick Payne (All Eyez on Me, Kickboxer: Retaliation), and Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, All The Creatures Are Stirring).
Acclaimed musician and film composer Rocky Gray (The Barn, 10/31) will be providing the film’s score. Illustrator William Skaar (Heavy Metal, Deanna of the Dead) designed the teaser poster for the film.
Rising Fire Films LLC, the production company bringing Ed and the Living Dead to life, was established in 2011. Fireside Tales, Monkey Farm, and Friday the 13th: Legacy (a viral-sensation fan film) are its best-known releases to date.
Ed and the Living Dead has cult classic written all over it and is sure to please genre fans. If you are interesting in backing the campaign, you can do so here.