Aurelio Voltaire is a legend among Goth and geek culture and a familiar name to horror, dark fantasy and science fiction fans around the world. Over his long career he has demonstrated a staggering number of skills – he's a popular musician & composer, comedian, author, artist, toy & game designer, animator and award-winning filmmaker, and we've covered many of his projects here on FEARnet. Now those diverse talents are coming together in the feature film Oh My Goth!, written and directed by Voltaire and based on his comic book of the same name.
“It was time to finally unite my storytelling, my music, my twisted humor and filmmaking sensibilities all into one project,” Voltaire explains. “It has all the things I love: monsters, rock and roll, comedy and sex mashed into a giant ball of awesome.” The producers of Oh My Goth! describe the film as a synthesis of his many creative pursuits, and producer Keryn Thompson says it best: “There's loud music. There's scantily clad girls. There's Satan.” Hell, count us in for this one.
Here's the amazing plot in detail:
When the reanimated skeletons of Necronus, a cemetery planet across the dark expanse of space, decide they need Earth paved into a landing strip, they send, possibly the worst of their agents to undertake the task. Arrogant, pompous and not the brightest laser in the arsenal, Heironymous Poshe , takes on human form and travels to Earth aboard his Black Spire, a space ship that could easily pass for a giant, black cathedral. However, Poshe has plans of his own, namely to avoid a desk job on the Necrid home world and live a life of leisure in a fixed orbit above Earth. For centuries, Poshe (along with his robot slave and an imprisoned midget) has avoided his prime directive. Instead he has spent his time abducting Earth women, celebrities and bands for a non-stop, nightly party above the Black Spire.
But Poshe’s days of care-free, hot-babe abduction are coming to an end. Tired of Poshe’s lack or results, Lord Krom Wrath, supreme ruler of the Necrus, launches a full scale invasion of Earth. Poshe bands with the only people on Earth who understand his cause (a group of Goth kids, a cadre of ninja priests and a small army of Hasidic Rabbis- ironically, all of them people who wear all black!) to repel the oncoming armada of Necrid ships. The final space battle is the “Jews in Space” Mel Brooks promised us and never delivered!
Oh My Goth! is currently in preproduction and will shoot in New York City. More news to come, so stay tuned!