Short Film: A Zombie Next Door
USA | 2014 | 16 minutes | Frank Dietz & Trish Geiger Part of the Horror Comedy Shorts Block starting 8:00 pm, Thursday September 8!
Best described as "Christopher Guest meets George Romero," the film takes place after the zombie apocalypse has ended, and private citizens are permitted to own one zombie. But former ghoul-hunter "One Shot" Murdoch (Ron Rogge) has four, and has been given 48 hours to find homes for three of his pets. Fun Fact: Directors Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger are part of the HIFFSD family for bringing their documentary Beast Wishes to San Diego!
Cast: Alison Martin (Dark and Stormy Night, Lost Skeleton Returns Again), Ron Rogge (No Man's Land: Rise of the Reeker, Under the Bed), John Goodwin (The Thing, Tremors), Joanne Scorcia (Flesh Eating Mothers, Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers)
Cinematography: Matthew Renoir
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Special Event! BEAST WISHES documentary with Bob and Kathy Burns in Attendance!
Often called the goodwill ambassadors of scifi and horror fandom, Bob and Kathy Burns have a long and storied history in the world of genre entertainment. After perhaps spending a little too much time in a gorilla suit for a variety of shows and movies, Bob Burns took the hobby of memento collecting to such heights that he could genuinely start a museum of props, costumes, and other memorabilia from scifi and horror movies from various decades, including the armature of the original King Kong.
His passion for these movies is so legendary, and his generosity at sharing his passion with the world so genuine, that Bob and his wife Kathy have become renowned in fandom as the true keepers of scifi and horror film treasures. For decades now, they have shared stories, pictures, and their house, which for years was the site of one of the most intricate free Halloween haunted houses in the world. They were so beloved that Oscar-winning special effects artists would give their time freely to help them create props and scenes for those haunted houses.
On Sunday, July 6th at 5pm, The Film Geeks at the Digital Gym Cinema will present a special screening of BEAST WISHES: THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF BOB AND KATHY BURNS. Also present at the screening will be the documentary's co-directors Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger. The screening will include a conversation with Bob, Kathy, Frank, and Trish, as well as a reception with complimentary refreshments. Don't miss this unique opportunity to join us for a truly one-of-a-kind film event. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE!
Watch the trailer here: