James Gunn has always been known for mixing crazy amounts of gore with irreverent, macabre humor (even Scooby-Doo was surprisingly watchable). He was on hand at Universal's Eyegore Awards - partly to present an award to Jamie Kennedy, and partly just to hang out with his genre buddies. We snagged him before the show and he filed us in on what was coming up for him.
You've been out of horror for a little while now. Do you have anything coming up?
Well, Super, my last film, was gorier and scarier than Slither in many ways. It has a lot of elements of horror even though it is not your typical horror.
True. But what is coming up for you next?
I have a comedy coming up with the Farrelly Brothers in April, but then I have a horror video game called Lollipop Chainsaw, which is coming out right after that. I wrote and developed it with Studio 51 in Japan. I think we made something pretty incredible. I've been playing it all weekend. It's a lot of fun.
Of course, you're biased. Is it your general hack ‘em up zombie game?
Not general, no. It's me! It's a sexy girl named Juliette Starling who is a high school cheerleader. She carries around a chainsaw - a sparkled-up chainsaw with hearts on it - which she uses to kill rock n' roll zombies. When she kills them, they burst into colorful hearts and peace signs and all sorts of stuff. It's kind of a mixture of Dawn of the Dead and Powerpuff Girls - which are two of my favorite things.
Those are two of my favorite things, too!
Then your favorite thing is going to be Lollipop Chainsaw.
What platforms will it be available on?
Xbox and PS... what PS are we on now, three? PS3.