Watch out Ord Road, the zombies are coming.
Actually, according to Revenge of the Ooze director Corey Rajala, the horde of monsters that will mill around the water tower below Batchelor Heights on Sunday aren’t so much zombies as they are infected by ooze from outer space.
Revenge of the Ooze is Rajala’s follow up to Night of the Ooze, a 16-minute horror short that screened at last fall’s Fake Flesh Film Festival.
Rajala is racing to complete the film so it can screen at the next Fake Flesh in October. He and his crew of dedicated film junkies have been shooting around work and family schedules — which means a lot of nights and weekends — to get Revenge of the Ooze done on time.
“We’re making sure it’s done right,” he said Friday.
In order to do that, Rajala needs help. Sunday morning’s shoot is something right out Hollywood, with dozens of infected rushing after two of the movie’s protagonists.
He’s recruited Mastermind Studios, a local video production company, and a helicopter to pull off the shot. And he needs are extras to flesh out his horde.
“I’m hoping to get 70 people. I’ve already got 30 to 40,” said Rajala.
Those who are serious about being infected are asked to drop Rajala a line using the Revenge of the Ooze Facebook page.
His crew will be at the location at 7 a.m. and the horde is asked to show up at 9 a.m. Filming should begin at about 10 a.m.
Rajala expects several hours of work will translate into about two minutes of screen time.
Revenge of the Ooze picks up where Night of the Ooze left off, with protagonist Billy trying to escape the infected as they spread through the city.
A cook and parent, Rajala has always loved film. He said he only gets one crack at life and wants to pursue his passion.
“I took the bull by the horns,” he said.
Rajala has also made fake documentaries and comedies. His films can be viewed via his YouTube channel Snoryman.