Here are the scans for the screenplay Operation:
Red Chicken Disco Jesus along with some photos of the Wreck-Gar folder I found it in, which obviously protected the script from the elements at some point. Without Wreck-Gar, the script would have surely been lost to the annals of time.
Continue reading Operation:
Red Chicken Disco Jesus – The Screenplay
Turkey Breasts was shot over the winter holiday. In addition to featuring Thom, Tim, Brian, Megan, a turkey and other stuff, the film features the dirt road out by my parent’s place in Salisbury, MD. Over the years, the dirt road has appeared in a number of movies I’ve been involved with in one way or another. In the ones on Protozoic alone, it crops up in Operation:
Red Chicken Disco Jesus (Redux), The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra, Spontaneous Combustion and The Bridge. For me, getting to return to the dirt road was one of my favorite parts about making this movie. It’s pretty cool to get old with your buddies and the places you grew up.
For interested parties, Tim has some production stills from the shoot that can be viewed here.
Hope you enjoy the film.
I was thinking about running White Plume Mountain over the winter break. For those you not familiar with it, it is the followup to Tomb of Horror.
If you are interested give me a shout.
Additionally, I wanted to shoot a short film. Joe and I have been tossing around a couple ideas (I want to shoot on the dirt road personally), but I wanted to put some feelers out as to who was and was not going to be home at Christmas. Ideas for the script will be contingent on whose available.
Continue reading White Plume Mountain and DIRT ROAD Movie
While my favorite film of the so-called Cave of Trouble period remains Spontaneous Combustion1, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra2 was always my friends’ favorite. Shot a couple years before the launch of Protozoic, the film was never officially put on the site3.
In hopes that people will surf in and watch the movie, or any of the movies on this site for that matter, I’ve drafted some comments below to try and drum up some hits.
The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra remains the hardest hitting documentary and DOCUMENT EVER in the HISTORY OF MAN to deal with the blood sucking DEMON known as the chupacabra. Often derided as a spoof and inept Blair Witch, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra is a new level of FEAR, TERROR and BLOOD SUCKING GOATs. Shot on location in Salisbury, Maryland, home of FRANK PERDUE, whether you are a hardcore cryptologist, lonely housewife, Japanese exchange student, or the Surf Punks’ # 1 fan, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra is mandatory viewing.
Red Chicken Disco Jesus was shot sometime when I was in high school. Chris edited a full version of it at some point. However, I’m not certain if this version exists any longer. Over the weekend, I came across a tape with most (if not all) of the original source footage on it. So I recut the movie, added some sound effects and a song.
Why the film was called Disco Jesus is a question now lost to time (or at least to me). As I seem to recall, there was an actual script entitled Red Chicken. In the film, “Red Chicken” is the name of the mission to destroy the demon. At some point in time however, everyone stopped calling the film Red Chicken and rechristened it Disco Jesus. It is possible that the rechristening had to do with a character called the Highwayman who does not appear in the Redux edit of the film. In addition to the unhinged soldier, the Highwayman was played by Brian. All that was ever shot of the Highwayman was Brian in a trench-coat with shoe polish on his face walking down, you guessed it, a highway. Personally however I suspect there wasn’t actually a reason for calling the film Disco Jesus, other than we liked the name.
- Note: In the film at around 2 minutes and 39 seconds the painting Tina is featured. An earlier post on Protozoic, discussing the painting, has become increasingly popular with our German readership.
Last night Megan and I watched the Director’s Cut of THX 1138. For the THX 1138 Director’s Cut, Lucas rather cleverly added CG monkeys. Inspired by Lucas’s simian revisionism, I unearthed some footage from the ol’ treasure trove. I couldn’t do CG chimps, but I did do some melodica, gave the piece a title, and tried to brighten up the footage a little bit. The original was shot on Super 8 and transferred to a now decaying VHS tape. Maybe one day I’ll find the actual Super 8 footage and recopy it. No plot spoilers for the bridge. Just watch it raw and unaware, and think what I’ll be able to achieve with some CG meteors.
Spontaneous Combustion is the Cave of Trouble’s second 30 minute length movie. This movie is essential viewing for any serious researcher of spontaneous human combustion (SHC), and is recommended for all believers of conspiracy theory.
Here is Spontaneous Combustion in mov format. If you have problems with this format on Windows, try getting QuickTime.