Grizzly Bomb loves to showcase up and coming creators and in this new section called The World of the Homemade we highlight some of the pioneers of the low-budget and hand-crafted world of entertainment and collectables. This week focuses on creator and artist Gabe LaPeer. In 2011 Gabe created a small company called Homemade Horror and since then the project has expanded to an online store on Storenvy and a Facebook Page with exclusive updates and give-away prizes.
The Stuff is a wonderful B-movie-esque film. It was directed by Larry Cohen – who wrote and/or directed such films as Q: the Winged Serpent, Maniac Cop and the It’s Alive films – and stars Michael Moriarty (Troll).
It is about a strange white substance that some miners find bubbling from the ground. It tastes delicious and is subsequently marketed as a dessert, like ice cream. But it isn’t. It’s a living thing that takes over the minds of those that eat it, making then addicted to it, until it controls them completely – zombie like.
Troll – directed by John Carl Buechler (Friday the 13th Part VII) – was released in 1986. It actually featured a relatively accomplished cast: Noah Hathaway (Battlestar Galactica & The NeverEnding Story) and Michael Moriarty (The Stuff) play father and son – ‘Harry Potter Sr.’ and ‘Harry Potter Jr.’
Also living in their building are Sonny Bono, Phil Fondacaro (Willow), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld), Brad Hall (SNL), and June Lockhart (Lost In Space). Not bad for a B movie…
In a recent interview with Collider he talked a little about the oft rumored Troll 3 – or ‘Troll 2: 2’ as it should probably be called, seeing as how ‘Troll 2’ has no real connection with Troll, beyond the name.
Claudio Fragasso – the original Troll 2 director – has a script and is working with Italian producers in getting it financed. Plus they want all the original cast. This has apparently put Stephenson in a dilemma, as he says…
If someone writes a check and says, “Make this movie”, it’ll happen. If Claudio was able to get Troll 2 made, I have every reason to believe he can make this happen, too. I can absolutely understand why someone would be like, “Naturally! Let’s make a sequel!” But two, do I think it’s right to make a sequel? No. My feeling right now is, anything in addition to what he made is unnecessary. I just don’t see…I guess my question is, why?