Monday, July 21, 2008

The Ghost of Gargantua

A trailer for Wild Bill Black's "The Ghost of Gargantua" is now on-line. "Ghost of Gargantua" is the sequel to Bill's ever-popular "The Amazing Colossal Woman." Long-time ZONErs may remember this post where I talked about filming that was going to take place at one of Tim Gordon's Tampa Cons. It did and much of it appears in the trailer below.

Here's some trivia before you watch:

* The screaming crowd scenes were filmed on August 20, 2006 using fans in attendance at Tim Gordon's con.

* At 2:09 in the trailer there is a close-up reaction shot of "The James" Howell. If you look closely at the collar of his shirt, you'll notice its red. The red was from fake blood. Earlier in the day, we had shot a scene of "The James" being attacked by a vampire in a hotel room. That scene will appear in a future Bill Black release.

* You may recognize the four mugs featured in the trailer and pictured below: starting at the top and going clockwise - 1] "The James" Howell - comic book and art collector, writer and director and all around great guy 2] me 3] John "The Master" Higashi - comic art collector, master of sketches, leader of the pack 4] John "Big" Beatty - comic book artist, king of nonsense, and my oldest friend [although not as old as Jim Ivey or Bill Black].

* John Beatty is wearing a patch in the trailer. It's a running gag that his character, "Patch," shows up in several of Bill's movies. This is his second appearance with a third soon to follow!

* John Higashi gets a close-up in the trailer where he yells "Godzilla." It was totally ad-libbed and brought down the house.

So sit down, relax, let your mind take you back to the days of drive-ins, Nightmare Theater and watch the trailer for "The Ghost of Gargantua!"


Anonymous said...

Hey, C.J.! Great job! Thanks! "The James" gets bit by BRENNA BARRY in the upcoming Smarty Pants production, THE SANGOR SYNDROME, wherein an Alien monster from outer space uses Vampire Hookers to "initiate" victims into his evil league! Big Beatty is in it, too, as Patch. We'll get that clip up on You Tube eventually!

Craig Zablo said...

Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment, Wild Bill!

Rafael Kayanan said...


Anonymous said...

That's so awesome ! I love this stuff...


Craig Zablo said...

Thanks guys... more to come. I promise! LOL!

Rob Smith, Jr. said...

Geez! It took me a bit to realize that this wasn't the restart of the Hillary Clinton campaign!