5 Favorite Creature Features of ‘Septic Man’ Director Jesse Thomas Cook!

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Starz Digital Media’s award-winning horror film Septic Man is now available On Demand, digital download and in limited theaters, with the DVD hitting shelves tomorrow.

Bloody Disgusting caught up with director Jesse Thomas Cook who took some some out of his “shitty” weekend to pick 5 of his favorite creature features!

Bad Milo dir. Jacob Vaughan

“We’d be keen to develop a Bad Milo vs. Septic Man crossover. I watched this film recently and it blew my mind. A man with muddy guts gives birth to a shit monster, the cute and cuddly Milo. Great cast and execution on a totally insane premise for a film.”

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Freaked dir. Alex Winter & Tom Stern

“This insane black comedy circus freakshow was my favourite movie in my teenage years, before Braveheart narrowly edged it out. An absolutely stunning ensemble cast of Brooke Shields, Randy Quaid, Mr. T, Bobcat Goldthwait, William Sadler, John Hawkes and Alex Winter himself in the lead role.This bizarre and absurd mutant creature feature was initially shelved by its studio but thankfully was recently re-released on DVD by Anchor Bay.”

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Basket Case dir. Frank Henenlotter

“Frank Henenlotter’s low-budget triumph, about a man who carries his deformed Siamese twin around in a basket, had a profound effect on me. I had this film on a fuzzy VHS tape, like it was recorded from HBO or something. This film, along with House Part 2 and Friday the 13th Part 6 were all on the same tape. The twisted special effects and rugged 16mm look of this film gives me nightmares to this day.”

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Society dir. Brian Yuzna

“Frequent Stuart Gordon collaborator Yuzna’s directorial debut is this bizarre orgy of a film, just search on YouTube for the Butt Face/Head Scene and thank me later. This completely deranged allegory of class warfare is a must-see for hardcore fans of underground creature features.”

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The Fly dir. David Cronenberg

“A huge inspiration for the SPX in Septic Man, Cronenberg’s seminal body horror masterpiece is a ground-breaking creature feature, which launched Jeff Goldblum into the greatest actor of our time. The transformation into Brundle Fly is simply jaw-dropping. On a side note, 10 years after this film was made, I had the great fortune of appearing in the Fly co-star Geena Davis’s blockbuster The Long Kiss Goodnight, filmed in my tiny hometown by Renny Harlin. She had ditched Goldblum by then. It was my first experience in the film industry, standing on the cold streets as an extra for a Christmas parade scene.”

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About SEPTIC MAN:

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

“Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).

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