Back in the day, probably around 2007 or so, Rotten Corpse Entertainment was attempting to follow up The Ho Killer. The original idea had to be one where we just wanted to have the lamest Zombie movie ever made. The idea came from Eric Hooper, when he thought it would be funny to do a spoof of some kind on Romero’s original, Night of the Living Dead. Many things went around on what it could be about. Originally it was to take place in a super market, but that wasn’t in our budget.
The Name was to be the important part, that would set up the situation for us. I would end up writing the script, but the “Camp” group would decide what it was about. Personally I love swimming in my own ideas, but since we all love horror, coming up with a together needed to happen. We first recalled a bunch of the most recent zombie films, Dawn…, Day…, Night…, Shaun…? The one I had just watched was Black Sheep, so doing an animal styled zombie movie was now in the mix. Flight of the Living Dead was another. Just so many “…Of The Dead” films, coming up with a new one was a pain.
Then Lunch of the Dead was a good one, until we covered the whole meal time menu and was left with Brunch of the Dead. It was a title that had been taken, but I didn’t care. Our film was gonna take place in a diner, at brunch time. The first “Brunch” was animated and had nothing to do with the subject matter ours did aside from using Zombies.
Our film had something to do with the silliness of using the title as a pun. But still had enough of current times social commentary to drive it like an old Romero film would. The script was initially pounded out and shelved for a while. The Ho Killer’s editing would eat up most of this year, plus our pushing for it. Brunch remained in the back of our minds for years to come.
Following Barrack Obama’s election in 2009, we had to make some tweaks to the script. This would alter the story, but the spirit was still the important part. The Bush administration is was drove the original script. Editing out the B.S. would be a chore, and writing in something worth saying about the current status of our nation would be another. Taking the heat off our new president and just focused on the issues. These newer stabs at our economic failures would liven up the comedy aspect of the script. The initial story remained in tact.