Coming this February is a flick that promises to kick some major ass – Club Dread – by the Broken Lizard’s Club, the brilliant minds behind Super Troopers. A mix of serious comedy and horror are sure to make this baby a fun watch – at least better than Scary Movie 3. Inside you’ll find a small report from the Broken Lizards panel discussion at the Fango convention, thanks to our interviewer Heidi.
Super Heidi takes on Broken Lizard’s newest flick, Club Dread, at a panel discussion at the Fango Weekend of Horrors:
CAST & CREW
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel
Link to Trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/club_dread/
Release: Feb 27th
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, were at the January 2004 Fangoria/Chiller convention in New Jersey, where they gave out some info on their upcoming Scare/Laugh Riot Club Dread. After doing comedic films like Super Troopers, the Funnymen decided to write a film that paid homage to their favorite horror films. The plot centers around a Club Med style resort where young sexy people are encouraged to have sex, play games, and have fun. The simple plot is complicated when a deranged killer is set loose among the vacationers.
In the panel they discussed the different characters they would be playing. There is “Lars, the new, mysterious Swedish Masseur”, “Putnam Livingston, the fey tennis pro”, “Juan Castillo, the Costa Rican dive master with a secret past”, “Sam Farradey, the head of the Fun Department at the resort”, and “Karoake Dave, the nephew of Cocoanut Pete Bill Paxton will play Cocoanut Pete”, (A B-side Jimmy Buffet type character).
The funny men met at Colgate University, and got the idea for Super Troopers when they were driving in Vermont and noticed that the police had very little to occupy their time with on the crime-free highways of Vermont’s countryside. There just wasn’t enough crime to go around. Their influences are Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Richard Prior, and Eddie Murphy?so this should be a fun film. With the Humor in the vein of The Return of the Living Dead and American Werewolf in London, this ought to be a blast-Oh, but call them a comedy “group”, not a “troupe”-”troupe” implies skipping and ribbons.