For the release of our new favorite movie ‘Zombeavers’, we had the opportunity to sit down with the stunning actress Cortney Palm. We’re not really an ‘interview’ type site so when the chance to speak with her came up, Tracy our resident Canuck decided to take the wheel since she claims she’s ‘the more articulate one of the group’.
Tracy: “Thank you for taking the time to speak with us here at StrangeBeaver. I’d like to start out by saying I’m Canadian, so I’m a little biased. I mean, my beaver IS aggressive, but it IS very polite. Were any beavers exploited in the making of this movie?”
Cortney: “No ‘actual’ beavers no. Maybe Lexi’s (‘Jenn’) when she was sitting on the table. It was her first movie so she’s just sitting there with her legs spread eagle for like an hour and I was like why don’t you get down and cover yourself up or something. Other than that no beavers, they were all puppets so it’s all kosher.” Continue Reading →
They just hit their goal. $2million in one day is pretty impressive and shows the fans want this!
Yesterday the gang from comedy team Broken Lizard took to Reddit to pitch their idea for Super Troopers 2 and to plug their IndieGoGo campaign. It seems that big studios don’t see the value that this project presents so they need some seed money to get the ball rolling. In almost 24 hours they’re only 20% away from their $2million goal. We’re on the hook for a poster (I wish we could get a shirt in the film like we did with The Worst Year of My Life), so if you want to get in on the action check out their campaign!
As a special treat for the release of Zombeavers, I had a chance to sit down and speak with actor Rex Linn who plays the role of ‘Smyth’ in the movie. This was a hard interview since Rex Linn is such an incredible actor and a veteran in the industry. What do you say to someone like this? How do you even approach him with your stupid questions? Well, as it turns out, he’s just a really great guy and very easy to talk to.
The ‘interview’ quickly turned into a casual conversation after about the first five minutes of speaking with him. Learning about his history and how he got to Hollywood was a great treat.
A young Rex Linn grew up in Texas and always had a love for movies. He recalls seeing an afternoon showing of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ and being inspired. He walked out of the theater, called his mom to tell her he wouldn’t be home for supper that night, and saw the movie again. He had always wanted to be an actor since the age of five, but that movie ignited a spark in him to pursue that dream. Continue Reading →
We first learned of Zombeavers last year when the now viral trailer dropped. At the time, there was still speculation on whether or not the movie was real or if it were just a clever short. As we learned that the movie was, in fact, the real deal, our excitement grew. Of course, we are big fans of beavers and they’ve unfortunately been extremely underrepresented in film. Other than our brief appearance in “The Worst Year of My Life“, when was the last time you saw a beaver play a prominent role in a movie? And Mel Gibson’s puppet show doesn’t count!
The trailer was such a tease for us. Zombies are awesome, beavers are even better, but combining the two into evil, undead, killing machines? BRILLIANT! Will this be the movie that finally gives beavers the street cred they deserve? Probably not, but it may make people realize what awesome creatures they truly are.
With the continued success of the “Sharknado” series and now with the release of “Zombeavers”, we’ll hopefully start seeing a resurgence of the campy style horror/comedy movies. As an 80s kid that grew up sneakily watching Troma movies, “Zombeavers” was a bit of a throw back. “Toxic Avenger”, “Killer Tomatoes”, “Eat and Run” (haha, she gave the alien Herpes!), “Class of Nuke ‘Em High”, the list goes on and on. All were great classic movies from this genre. Hopefully “Zombeavers” will earn a spot on the mantle next to them. Continue Reading →
The day we’ve been anxiously waiting for is finally here! Zombeavers releases in the US today with a limited theater run and VOD sources like iTunes.
To celebrate, we have a fun day of Zombeaver stuff lined up for you Beavers with a movie review, interviews with a few cast members, and even some prize give a ways! To get you started, here’s a behind the cameo interview with Bill Burr and John Mayer