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Last week, FANGORIA heard about a mysterious little black and white clip on YouTube featuring Fango fave Debbie Rochon as a newscaster discussing the wonders of green screen and Fango employee Marla Newborn laughing along. Quickly after, we got in touch with filmmaker Dave Campfield, who revealed the bit was from his upcoming CAESAR AND OTTO MEET DRACULA’S LAWYER short. Read on for the revamped version of the clip and more!
Actually the fourth in a series that features two shorts and two full lengths, Campfield created the characters of Caesar and Otto in 2007 with his friend Paul. “After I completed an ultra cheap feature comedy based on the two protagonists, I had little faith in its distribution potential. Then, after the release of my debut feature DARK CHAMBER [through Shock-o-Rama], the head of the company asked if I could produce a comedy-horror for him on the cheap. That’s when I thought of Caesar AND Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre. I was aiming for a modern day Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
“Unfortunately, by summer 2009, the distributor lost faith in horror/comedy as they experienced a string of financial losses,” Campfield continues. “The film wasn’t given a chance and was to be buried as a VOD release amongst their other horror releases. I gave the company back their investment, so I could seek a more fitting distributor for the film. I know it’s a gamble, but I believe in this franchise and I know there’s an audience for it.”
Campfield has since added two short form films to the series, Caesar AND Otto in the House of DraculA and the aforementioned Caesar and Otto Meet Dracula’s Lawyer. With four installments down, he’s already setting his sights on the next, CAESAR AND OTTO’S DEADLY XMAS. “This time we lampoon the Christmas-horror subgenre,” he says. “It will feature Linnea Quigley, Lloyd Kaufman(pictured above in the judge garb), Debbie Rochon and Brinke Stevens.”
Check Fango for more on the CAESAR & OTTO series as news rolls in.
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