The latest project from the team who brought us the Shining documentary Room 237—director Rodney Ascher and producer Tim Kirk—is the meta-horror movie Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. What exactly is Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein? We’ll let Kirk, who this time around is directing the project while Ascher produces, do the explaining…
“Our film is a fictional director’s commentary for a real-life ’70s-era film called The Terror of Frankenstein,” he says. “As we watch the film, the director, writer, and star discuss the making of the film, and the events that followed. We start to realize that there is a mystery and that something very bad happened on set.”
This new commentary will feature vocal talents of actor Leon Vitali, who actually starred in Terror of Frankenstein, Zack Norman (Romancing the Stone), and the great Clu Gulager (The Last Picture Show, The Return of the Living Dead).
Kirk and Ascher will screen Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein at the upcoming Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, Colo., where their other new project, the sleep paralysis documentary The Nightmare, will also play. To learn more about Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein you can check out the film’s Kickstarter page (and, should you choose, help the project “cross the finish line” with a donation). In addition, you can listen to the exclusive, Gulager-featuring behind-the-scenes audio clip below.