Arizona-based filmmakers Brandy Mason and Tim Fattig today announced 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,” said producer/director Mason (a horror veteran with more than thirty credits, among them Don’t Fuck in the Woods and its upcoming sequel, WrestleMassacre, and Rednecks) . “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 (Escape From Ensenada, Ugly Sweater Party), Ryan Brewer (Larry and the Monsters, Never Been to Graceland), Julie Anne Prescott (Clown Motel: Spirits Arise, Meathook Massacre 4), Brett DeJager (director of Bonejangles and Cryptids), Mindy Gilkerson (The Second Coming, Art of the Dead), Nick Payne (All Eyez on Me, Kickboxer: Retaliation), and Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Starry Eyes).
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.