Zombies, Whorehouses, Strip Clubs and Killer Sasquatches: The Greatest Movie Pitch Ever Hits Dallas Court
Brian Jaynes has made something of a name for himself in the world of low-budget horror films. Over the past three years, the East Texas filmmaker has helmed a string of cult successes, starting with Boggy Creek, about a bloodthirsty Sasquatch. That was followed last year by Humans vs Zombies. Completing the trifecta is the recent Patient Zero, also about zombies.
Those movies may have been low-budget, but they still cost money, so Jaynes enlisted Dallasite Bruce Kahn. Kahn, perhaps best known as that guy who tried (and failed) to buy the famous Nevada brothel Chicken Ranch, set up three single-purpose entities -- Boggy Creek Productions LLC, Humans vs Zombies LLC, and Patient Zero Productions LLC -- to oversee production of the films.
Under this setup, Kahn who put down the necessary capital. He says he paid for the lighting and props and other equipment. He bought the pricey HP editing suite with which the final cuts were produced. He even loaned Jaynes $75,000 to cover his living expenses while the films were being produced.More »