In addition to shooting an army of zombies on that fateful night in August, the Philrose crew had a more modest shot to take care of.
An early scene in the Mind Rip script finds Sheriff Edwards (played by John Cocca) examining some bloody remains left on a country road. It made sense to schedule this scene the same night as the zombie shoot. It would feature some of the same actors, and we could fake the location’s parking lot as a road. Also, the fire truck we were using to supply “rain” for the zombies would add production value.
So, while zombies were being made up just off camera, John Vincent directed John Cocca, Chris Nakis, and Matt Ehlers in some stomach-churning action.
Thanks to Tracy Stopa Moran for these production stills!