Eps 23 – Kelly FitzGerald – Mutantis

“Half-man! Half-Beast! All Terror!” screams the tag line for the manic, camp-crazed horror comedy MUTANTIS. Once you’ve seen the film, you will never forget it. There is nothing like it. On this episode of Future of Horror, host Doc Rotten is joined by director Kelly FitzGerald for an interview diving into the origins, filming and distribution of Mutantis.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Originally hailing from the Baltimore Maryland area before moving to the West Coast, writer, producer, director Kelly FitzGerald is responsible for the madcap monster mayhem that is Mutantis. She shares the influences that went into the film, the creative decisions and the costume and monster make-up. She talks about the independent film environment in and around Maryland and Pennsylvania and the creative teamwork that goes into the films from Dire Wit Films from casting to locations to dubbing. She explores what may be “too far” and what chances a maverick film maker should be prepared to take, pushing boundaries and testing limits.

You can find out more about Kelly FitzGerald and Mutantis and her films at these links:

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. The podcast will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@horrornewsradio.com.



Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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