We have released the first My Gal, the Zombie live action film! It is our Holiday Special, in a retro variety show style! Here we have Chelsea, portrayed by Justine McKinney, horror hosting a variety of holiday themed shorter films, trailers, and new features! The “My Gal, the Zombie meets Vincent Price” segment has especially garnered praise. It features music by the Jekylls, the Nobody Elses, the Chucks, Grave Robber, and more, as well as new MGTZ animation!
But… this is just our starting point! We already have some great new features planned for 2015. Keep posted, Gals and Ghouls!
Below you can read more information regarding our film project!
A somewhat “open secret” is that I have spoken with a number of studios about putting Heaven Forbid in a motion picture since the very first volume was released. Most of this was in regards to animation, but when a local Denver movie studio with a nice resume, approached me about doing a live action MGTZ film, I was completely on board.
We discussed casting, story, and other elements for a few months, but schedules have not been aligned in a way so that we would be filming too soon. Thankfully, I had not sold the rights and still own them completely. I was excited about the momentum we were gaining, especially the very positive response, and decided to shift gears to another project about which I had been thinking.
You may know that I am a very big fan of pre-1970’s B-Movies, especially of the horror genre. I thought about how we could use our zombie gal as a horror host for these films (think Elvira, Vampira, Svengoolie, and to some degree MST3K). After running this by our collaborators, we have decided that this is the mode we want to take at present.
Makeup artist and former Slaughterhouse Derby Girl, Justine “Gal Pacino” McKinney (pictured above), will be portraying Chelsea in this project, as well as at select comic and horror appearances and events!
This project, titled “My Gal the Zombie: Tragedy Travesty” will be released by Stay Sick Pictures, the film division of our collaborators at HairBall8 Records. They released “The Psychobilly Sickness” feature to great success a few years ago. I think this project feels right at home for all of us and I can’t wait to debut it!
Meanwhile, I’ve decided to try my hand at animation, just to see if I could do it. I’ve only done a very short test, but I think I could do it in a way which meets my needs. Here is that minimal test. I think I would like to use animation in the intro for Tragedy Travesty.