‘Bad people’ in need of money
by Jason Collins
Jun 26, 2011 | 1479 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Writer and director Paul Gonzales has begun raising money for his second feature-length production.

Gonzales, who created “Scum,” said that his new movie will not be a horror flick but a slasher film.

“It is (the story of) a family of serial killers that go into people’s house and kill them,” he said. “I would say it is a slasher movie more than a horror movie.

“It takes place in 1977, so it is a period movie.

“I wanted it in the vein of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘Last House on the Left.’”

While Gonzales wrote the script, he doesn’t take credit for the idea.

“It is the first thing I have ever written that wasn’t my idea,” Gonzales said. “It was the idea of one of the actors from ‘Scum,’ Josh Cantu, and I just wrote the script based off his idea.”

To afford the production, Gonzales is asking for donations from the community — both of Beeville and the world.

To do this, he has created a page at

“Basically, there is a list of things you can get if you donate certain amounts of money,” Gonzales said. “If you donate $5,500, you get everything above that plus you get your name tattooed on me.”

Gonzales said that the increased budget — “Scum” cost $3,500 to produce — is needed for the effects.

“Basically, we are going to pay for all of gore effects. There is a lot of gore in this one,” Gonzales said.

“Also a lot of the money also goes to buying more equipment,” he said. “Like we are getting tripods, steadycam harnesses and a bunch of different lenses. We are going to shoot it like it was shot in the ‘70s.”

Fundraising ends in a mere 40 days.

What will also make this movie different than “Scum” is that Gonzales said he is going to have more help.

“Basically, I just want to direct this one,” he said. And that will mean hiring sound, lighting and editing people.

Shooting is expected to take about a month.

“I am not going to take 2 1/2 years to make this one,” he said referring back to the production of “Scum.”

But, this is still the early stages of production, and Gonzales doesn’t even have his actors yet.

“We don’t have anybody yet,” he said. He expects to hold casting calls in Beeville, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and, if he has to, Austin.

Location though is still up in the area.

“Almost the whole movie takes place in one house,” he said.

So, while that makes finding a place sound easy, it will still likely take several homes, because it is unlikely one will have everything that is needed.

“We are still looking for big old houses,” he said. “I don’t think we are going to find one house that has everything in it.”

More information about the movie can be found online at or at
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