FILMING has begun on the follow up to Kirkcaldy YMCA’s comedy horror film ‘Vamplifier’ – and some famous names are set to get involved.
Work on the sequel, ‘Vamplifier 2’, was scheduled for the summer, but was brought forward when influential metal band High on Fire agreed to take part ahead of their gig at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.
Director Robbie Davidson was delighted that the band agreed to be in the film, and said that the curse of Vamplifier had struck again!
He said: “Shortly after filming, the band’s bass amp, which is the same as used in the film, burst into flames during the band’s performance. I think it might have been a sign.”
As well as High on Fire, Robbie confirmed that Jade Richards of X Factor fame has agreed to star, and there was one other name he hoped would get involved. “It’s a very well known Scottish actor,” he said. “I just don’t want to name him yet!”
‘Vamplifier 2’ will see the hero of the first film ‘The Kid’ team up with a kung-fu fighting monk and attempt to stop the son of Satan reuniting his body with his soul – which is trapped inside the Vamplifier.
The first 40-minute short, which had its premiere at Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk, has been a huge success and is now available to watch on You Tube.
Robbie said most of the cast from the YMCA would return “unless they were killed off in the first one” and funding would come from the money left over and from Robbie himself.
“If I need to put my hand in my own pocket, so be it,” he said. “I’m happy to do so.”
With the rest of the filming scheduled for the summer, Robbie is hoping that ‘Vamplifier 2’ will be ready for Halloween, and admits that he can’t wait to get started.
He said: “The reaction to the first film has been unbelievable.
“I learnt a lot the first time round and this one will be even bigger and better.
“I can’t wait to get stuck into it!”