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Local slasher film director looking for live dead bodies

By André Green/se news editor

Students have been dying to get into movies and now they can.

Euless-based 3 Red Peppers Production Company is set to begin shooting an action-horror slasher flick and is looking for a few good corpses.

Richard Perrin, founder and president of the Texas Actors Studio, needs bodies for his upcoming film The Dead Don’t Scream.

TDDS follows eight college students who embark on a spring break road trip and get side-tracked along the way.

They quickly encounter two major problems: no one knows where they are headed just in case they disappear and they end up in a town that is chockful of trouble.

The town they happen upon has made a living by stealing the vehicles of unsuspecting visitors.

But cars are not the only things the town chooses to use as a source of income. The townspeople possess a grisly secret that, well, may have people checking their breakfast meats for a while.

“ Have you ever gone on a road trip and decided not to let your parents know where you are going?” Perrin asked.

Perrin reminds people of the dire consequences.

“ When you come up missing, the only thing anyone can do is put you on a milk carton.”

The end result is carnage, carnage and more carnage.

That is where the call for bodies comes in to play, and Perrin said the need is enormous.

He has no specific preferences for the people he is looking for. His only exception is that they not be children.

He said some extras will be cast as workers, but most will just play dead.

“ I am going to need a lot,” he said when asked about an approximate number of people. “I need all shapes, sizes and ages.”

Perrin, who wrote the screenplay, is also directing and producing the movie.

He has been involved in more than 400 commercials and television projects.

Perrin served as co-producer of 1992’s Blood on the Badge and Armed for Action starring Joe Estevez, brother of The West Wing’s Martin Sheen.

His instructional credits include Nick Stahl, Terminator 3’s John Connor.

Pre-production for The Dead Don’t Scream begins in early May while filming is tentatively scheduled June 1-14.

Filming locations include Euless, Lake Grapevine, Dalworthington Gardens and Grand Prairie.

TCC students as well as faculty and staff members and their families are encouraged to participate.

For more information, call 214-356-1058 or visit the Web site at www.texasactorsstudio.com.

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