Friday, October 05, 2012

My movie career revived, in Italy.


In the second installment of my Dewey & LeBoeuf saga, I told how my late friend Charlie McCrann wrote a feature length horror movie script as an NYU class project, then later produced, directed, and starred in that film, in which I played a minor role. The movie has been released in various places and formats under various titles: Forest of Fear, Charlie's working title, in Asia; Bloodeaters, by which it was known at movie houses and drive-ins coast-to-coast in 1980-81; Blood Butchers I'm not sure where; and Toxic Zombies, under which it was packaged as a VHS tape, later DVD, and played on the USA Cable network.

Now I've learned that it's been revived in Italy under the title Il ritorno degli zombiThe video above is of the complete movie, dubbed in Italian. My part is from 34:55 to 39:30. My first line, in English, was "What the Sam Hill happened to you?" From what I can tell, there was no attempt to translate this word-for-word into Italian. Whoever dubbed me made me sound better than I do in English, though.