Vampire Burt’s Serenade: Horror/Musical/Comedy. Written and directed by Ken Roht. Music by Paul Goldowitz. Produced by Kenneth Hughes, from Indie Rights. (Color, 2020, USA, 76 minutes, not rated).
Starring Kevin Scott Richardson, Diva Zappa, Dylan Kenin, Brandon Heitkamp, Tracey Leigh, Brian Gaskill, Sharon Ferguson, and Laura Martin.
In this raucous, raunchy, bloody thriller with a touch of camp, Vampire Burt (Kevin Scott Richardson of the Backstreet Boys) cuts a scarlet swath through Hollywood’s young clubbers. After the fetching Connie (Diva Zappa, daughter of Frank Zappa) is turned into a zombie, a squad of vengeful strippers vows bloody retribution, determined to kill Burt. The title character, Burt, is portrayed by Kevin Scott Richardson, currently on a world tour as a member of the Backstreet Boys. Ken Roht is the writer-director. The Santa Monica native received two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nominations for his work in the theatre. Producer Kenneth Hughes adds to his list of offbeat arthouse films spanning diverse genres, among them Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk; Einstein’s God Model; and Fell, Jumped or Pushed. Much of the film was shot in Los Angeles at the Bootleg, a theatre and rock club.
In this film, humans have it terrible….but Monsters have it worse. Zappa Zombie tries to kill Backstreet Boy Vampire! Sex, blood, rock n’ roll, vampires, zombies, strippers…..Settle in and break out the popcorn. The film is due for digital release on May 8, 2020 on Amazon Prime. It will be available on several other platforms shortly thereafter.