Beware the squarewolves (or maybe don’t!) of David Gebroe’s werewolf hippie film “Bad Vibes”
by Angela Quinton
Apr. 29, 2011
Straight from Fangoria, here’s a little something that made my week: Zombie Honeymoon writer/director David Gebroe is working on Bad Vibes, a werewolf film that sounds too trippy to be real. But apparently it’s happening, and even John Landis (who needs to regain some of his werewolf credibility, in my opinion) is said to be involved. Here’s Gebroe’s synopsis.
“BAD VIBES is a hippie werewolf movie that literalizes the death of the ’60s. Set in the Bay Area during late 1969, it’s about a psychedelic rock band called Sunrise Majesty who sequester themselves away on their communal ranch while they work on their new album. Unfortunately, their lead singer Max has contracted a mysterious venereal disease that transforms him into a werewolf—but not the kind that’s affected by full moons. Max transforms every time he’s around a square, making him more like a ‘squarewolf.’ When in the company of other hippies, he finds himself compelled to have sex with them to spread the ‘disease.’ After transforming the rest of the band, Sunrise Majesty holds a love-in on their ranch to which only their most die-hard fans are invited. The plan? To have sex with them all, transform them into ‘squarewolves’ and send them out into the world to eliminate the terminally unhip. This will be the next step in the evolution of the werewolf film.”
This sounds like an amazing combination of horror, retro camp, stoner rock aesthetics and pure ridiculousness. I’m in love. According to Fango, I’m not the only one – John Landis would like to executive produce or “present” the film, freak folk musician Ariel Pink is writing the soundtrack, and Greg Nicotero of KNB EFX is interested in doing the special effects makeup (for a deeper look at Greg’s work, read about The United Monster Talent Agency). No word yet on what the next step is, but here’s a look at the first poster art: