John Skipp & Andrew Kasch present a special, exclusive preview of Monsterland, an upcoming anthology film feat. shorts shown at the HPLFF, including footage shot in the Warner Grand Theater. Q&A to follow
John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author, editor, zombie godfather, compulsive collaborator, musical pornographer, black-humored optimist and all-around Renaissance mutant. His early novels from the 1980s and 90s pioneered the graphic, subversive, high-energy form known as splatterpunk. His anthology Book of the Dead was the beginning of modern post-Romero zombie literature. His work ranges from hardcore horror to whacked-out Bizarro to scathing social satire, all brought together with his trademark cinematic pace and intimate, unflinching, unmistakable voice. From young agitator to hilarious elder statesman, Skipp remains one of genre fiction's most colorful characters.
Andrew Kasch first directed the award-winning short Thirsty (2008), starring fellow filmmaker Joe Lynch, and co-created the massive Never Sleep Again (2010), a documentary about the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise. Working with frequent collaborator John Skipp, he's codirected the shorts Stay At Home Dad (2012) and Clowntown: An Honest Mis-Stake (2015), as well as "This Means War," a segment in Tales Of Halloween (2015). He also edits for television, with credits including the new Beavis & Butthead, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow.