"The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell" is f'ing awesome. Plain and simple. It's currently on our top ten list and deserves to be there because, among other noteworthy reasons, unlike most horror flicks who just throw five people in the woods and have them get chased by a monster, Beach Party ventures outside the box. It could be classified as horror, satire, post-apocalypic, comedy, action or cult. Take your pic and Beach Party weaves all these classic elements into a bizarre and thoroughly entertaining mesh. I see big time cult movie status in the future for this awesome flick.
If you can get your hands on the comic book, I also highly recommend it. Written and illustrated by the film's co-director and writer, Kevin Wheatley, it's a pre-quel to what you see in the film and is well worth checking out.
The film is like watching a comic book on acid, while maintaining a coherent story and solid script. It features Jane Seymour, Daniel Baldwin (I f'ing love that guy) and Richard Riehle as well as Kevin Wheatley and producer Jamie Bullock. Our interview here is with Wheatley and Bullock. The film's other co-director is Jonny Gillette. Our thank's for the interview and kudos to everyone involved in a movie that represents everything we here at Dead Harvey love about indie film: originality and spirit!
Now, trust us on this one and head on over to Amazon.com to buy yourselves a copy.
clip 1 - Brad's Pre-Drinking Message
clip 2 - Kevin and Jamie's Background
clip 3 - The National Lampoon Label
clip 4 - Merging Genres
clip 5 - A Group Of Friends
clip 6 - Shooting In Florida
clip 7 - Shooting Epic On A Low Budget
clip 8 - Pairing Kennedy And Castro
clip 9 - A Different Kind Of Horror Movie
clip 10 - Influences
clip 11 - Shooting Schedule And Getting Jane Seymour
clip 12 - Daniel Baldwin And Richard Riehle
clip 13 - Personal Sacrifices
clip 14 - Haters
clip 15 - Investors And Trusting Instincts
clip 16 - Doors Opened And Haters pt. 2
clip 17 - Advice
clip 18 - Finding Music
clip 19 - Distribution
clip 20 - Film School: Yes Or No?
clip 21 - Collaboration
clip 22 - What's Next?
clip 23 - Parting Words
Here are a few links with additional info on the movie:
Interview with Cannibal Sue on LA.com