I don’t even know what I can say about this trailer before you watch it. Well, maybe I can narrow the intended demographic down a little.
Did you seek out VHS copies of Fulci movies in the 80s (or 90s)? Would you rent something just because you heard it was gory as hell (and the movie wasn’t a stinker) and that the aforementioned gore was done with practical effects, even if one of them is slightly cheesy (see featured image)? Does a creatively titled movie (instead of something like The Darkening or The Smith Project*) get your hopes up or at least have you mentally giving the film-makers some credit? Does watching a contemporary movie where the soundtrack sounds like it was performed by Goblin take you back and give you a big, nostalgic smile? I’m not saying you had to grow up in the 80s horror boom to enjoy this trailer – I’m saying it sure as hell doesn’t hurt. When I was surfing around Dread Central earlier in the month, this caught my eye (speaking of Fulci) and I don’t even know what the hell the movie was about. I think either zombies or bringing the dead back to life are involved. OK, let’s see the trailer (which features some top-notch practical FX) first…
Here’s a link to the official site. So far it has the trailer, a broken link to merchandise, and this official synopsis: Bombshell Bloodbath concerns the daughter of a brilliant scientist who is exposed to her father’s experimental treatments designed to re-animate his wife. The movie follows her as her brain collapses and she becomes a zombie.
OK, we’ll go on that.
As far as a release date, we’re sill looking. It just so happens, though, that there was a premiere tonight (technically yesterday, but on the 21st, anyway) in Greensboro. The page for the event also gives this info, which sure doesn’t hurt:
Writer/Director Brett Mullen’s new Italian Style Zombie Splatter film “Bombshell Bloodbath”, is Influenced by works of Lucio Fulci (Zombi 2) and Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City), “Bombshell Bloodbath” resonates Fabio Frizzi styled tracks from Kansas City artist Matt Hill (UMBERTO) and boatloads of gore by Joh Harp FX.
It also includes this poster (though there are others, I’m guessing this is close to the tone of the movie):
We’ll keep our eyeballs peeled for more release info. If they’re showing it, we definitely know they’ve finished the movie. Check back for details!
*Yeah, I made those up. Maybe there is a movie with that first title in it, though. Plus for some reason italics stopped working completely with my theme last month, hopefully WordPress will correct it soon, because it makes the staff at Horror Boom look mighty stupid.