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Rick Popko
« on: February 16, 2008, 10:31:09 PM »

Hi all,

I just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up to let you know  that RetarDEAD is almost done. We’re expecting to have DVDs in May.

To give you a little background, RetarDEAD is the sequel to Monsturd (which was reviewed by regulars Nathan Shumate(

and Foywonder


The final trailer can be found here:

If you guys liked Monsturd (a movie we like to think was good-bad), you’re gonna LOVE RetarDEAD. As one of the filmmakers, I’d say it’s twice as good and four times as crazy as Monsturd. It took us five years to get this one out. And unlike Monsturd which cost us $3K, RetarDEAD cost about $15K. We really tried to put a lot of production value in it.

The movie has:
More than 200 people in it. Monsturd only had 69 people
We actually hired (and paid) a special effects make-up artist to do the gore effects for his. His name’s Ed Martinez and he did the effects work for the 80’s zombie movie “The Dead Pit.”
More than 90% of the actors in Monsturd return in some shape or form in RetarDEAD
Jello Biafra (former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys) plays the town’s mayor.
We’ve got an awesome scene in the movie with “The Living Dead Girlz,” a San Francisco-based zombie dance troupe. Check ‘em out at
The movie’s opening narration is done by none other than Herschell Gordon Lewis, and David Friedman appears on camera in a brief cameo.
We even have a cameo appearance by Andy Deemer, the producer on Poultrygeist!

If any of you would like to be notified when RetarDEAD becomes available on DVD, please send an email Make sure you put RetarDEAD in the subject line.

-Rick Popko
(Co-director of RetarDEAD)
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 10:52:00 PM »

And there damned well better be a screener showing up in my mailbox...

Nathan Shumate
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Rick Popko
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 03:41:54 PM »

We've go a very small number of review copies earmarked for the first DVD pressing--You, Foy and Richards are at the top of the list!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 04:31:17 PM »

I purchased Monsturd and have watched it multiple times.  Monsturd was better than Titanic. 
Wicked Nick
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 06:57:51 AM »

Monsturd rules one of the best b-movies ever!

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Rick Popko
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 11:26:29 AM »

Thanks guys!

Glad to hear there are still some Monsturd fans out there. We hope to not disappoint you with this flick.
Dr. Zaius
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 01:26:32 PM »

Love the website! I come here and lurk in the shadows often!

The Official Soundtrack to RetarDead features music by Marshall Crutcher (who did the music for Monsturd!) plus additional music by Seattle's Monkeys With Machine Guns and guest vocals by KP Kendall and guest guitar work Bill "The Big Kahuna" Henderson of the Tacoma band Girl Trouble on the Themesong (also with returning actress from Mondturd and themesong singer Lisa Rein!) plus a few tracks from Canada's Giant Leaches and Orange Records, Surf Rockers the Manatees. Here is the cover art!

For more music info go here;
Rick Popko
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 02:04:24 PM »

For those who are interested, RetarDEAD is now available on DVD from Film Baby. Here's the link:

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 04:40:24 PM »

For those who are interested, RetarDEAD is now available on DVD from Film Baby. Here's the link:


When are they going to make a official pressed release? Not a big fan of dropping 20 bones on a DVD-R, to much compression and a limited shelf life.

Rick Popkor
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008, 05:42:34 PM »

Actually, I think the Film Baby copies they have in stock are actually replicated (not duplicated), so they're legit DVD copies. They're DVD-9 discs (i.e., dual layer) So the image quality is very good. And there's no die coloring on the bottom of the disc, which is a give-away to a DVD-R disc.

I should also use this space to let everyone know that we are going to forgo traditional distribution with this title.

We had Monsturd with Elite for close to four years. And during that entire time, we didn't see a single penny. We've got the rights back and will be selling this one ourselves in the coming months.

Now that the Internet is where it is today, independent filmmakers such as ourselves now have the ability to distribute our own product.

With regards to the $19.95 cost for the movie... Yes, it sounds expensive, especially when you can go to your local discount store and buy DVDs for, like, five bucks, but know that the money you're spending is going to the filmmakers, which we can tell you will be pumped right back into our next movie.
Rick Popko
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 01:19:32 PM »

Hi all,

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that Bad Movies board regular Nathan Shumate has posted his review of RetarDEAD.

We were also reviewed on Horror Review.


« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2008, 11:09:30 PM »

  Was this released in Australia? I looked for it a few years ago after seeing Monsturd and couldn't get it
Rick Popko
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 03:34:09 PM »

Nope, we haven't signed a distribution deal yet for AU. If you've got the name of a reputable distrub in the area that you could recommend, feel free to forward me the contact and I'll reach out to them. My email's on our Website (
Rick Popko
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2008, 04:40:37 PM »

Just an FYI,

RetarDEAD is now available on Working on getting it up on CinemaNow and a few other streaming sites.

Got a couple other good reviews in the meantime, too!

From Dread Central:

Dr. Zaius
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2008, 05:47:36 PM »

RetarDead Premiers in Seattle on Wed. Oct 22 2008 at the Historic University Theater! (5510 University Way N.E.)
This one time showing of RetarDEAD (the sequel to the indie cult fave Monsturd) will start at 7:00 p.m. It features Jello Biafra and cast of other notables with Music by Monkeys With Machine Guns, Marshall Crutcher (composer for Monsturd!) The Giant Leeches, and the Manatees, plus other notable Northwest musicians. Don't miss it or you will be EATEN!!!!

For more info on showtimes go to the Wing It Presents website;

If you haven’t been to the Historic University Theater before, it’s at 5510 University Way N.E., so you can get there by Metro Bus (lines 71, 72, 73) and it is within walking distance of the University of Washington as well. There is on street parking after 6:00 p.m.

For more info go to the the 4321Films website here;

and Music by Monkeys With Machine Guns (Official Soundtrack on Vagrant Records of Seattle Washington);

If you have any questions regarding this showing feel free to contact me, 4321Films in San Francisco Ca. The Historic University Theater or Wing-It Presents and we will try to provide the necessary answers.

If you are Press/Local Media and wish to receive a Preview/Promo copy of the DVD for Review/Preview for this event please send your request and Mailing Address via email to this email address (or to 432Film in San Francisco) and we will try to get you one as soon as we can. Everyone else will just have to go out  buy it (and support the Film Makers!). Let us know which publication you are with and how to contact your Editor for publishing dates.

We'd also like to Thank the Sponsors and Supporters of this event;

4321Films and Artslab in San Francisco, The Historic University Theater/ Wing-It Presents/The Jet City Improv, The Seattle Sinner, Scarecrow Video, Mansplat Magazine and Hairball Press, plus the ubiquitous Vagrant Records of Seattle Washington for making it happen.

Please tell your friends and come out to see this "One time Event" on Wednesday October 22nd at the Historic University Theater (5510 University Way N.E.) from 7-9 p.m.

Admission will be $5 at the door
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