|New artwork for the movie|
Here is what Mr. Latshaw had to say:
"I haven't contributed for a while... our new trailer is up on the web site and our film is finished and hitting the festival circuit as we speak... we recently garnered three nominations from the Los Angeles Action on Film Festival, including Best Actor (James Best), best supporting actor (John Schneider) and best special effects (Sean Hart's SILO, INC.). The next US festival screening will be Friday night, September 14, in Columbus, Indiana, as part of the B MOVIE CELEBRATION. Our film will screen about 9:00pm, right after the premiere of Jim Wynorski's new remake of GIANT GILA MONSTER, called GILA. Irony of ironies..."
Gila stars a follower of this blog - Kelli Maroney (of Night of the Comet fame) and I hope that film is a great success for Mr. Wynorski and his cast and crew.
But it's Return of the Killer Shrews that I'm itching to see - it looks gorgeous, it appears to have a fun sense of humor, and that incredible cast - including three Dukes of Hazzard cast members (James Best, John Schneider, Rick Hurst); the great Bruce Davison; and Errol Flynn's grandson Sean Flynn, who must have spent some time here in the Port City recently as it turns out he and I have mutual friends...
The website where that new trailer can be viewed at the movie's website:
Director Steve Latshaw and I have almost known each other for years now - which is probably news to him - but he and I were both knocking around Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois in the mid 80's, and we became online acquaintances through director Fred Olen Ray's late lamented Retromedia Forum site for the last few years before Mr. Ray closed the cyber doors. Steve Latshaw went on from Southern Illinois to become a successful writer/producer/director of movies like Dark Universe, Jack-O, and Vampire Trailer Park. He also recently wrote the Dolph Lundgren action flick Command Performance.
I can't thank Steve Latshaw enough for coming by with this update - and until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!