When author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson needed a villain for his sequel SLIME CITY MASSACRE, available as a 2-disc DVD from Shriek Show on Tuesday, he decided to spoof someone who seemed at the time an unlikely figure for a horror/sci-fi flick: Donald Trump.
In the film, which takes place seven years after a dirty bomb levels Wall Street, Roy Frumkes (STREET TRASH) plays βRonald Crump,β a greedy real estate tycoon determined to develop the ruins of lower Manhattan into βCrump City.β When Crump learns the homeless denizens of Slime City have squattersβ rights to the property, he hires mercenaries to wipe them out, setting the stage for the filmβs climax.
To capitalize on Trumpβs newfound national notoriety, Lamberson quickly arranged for Frumkes to star as βThe Ronaldβ in a faux political campaign spot.
βI told Roy we couldnβt pass up this promotional opportunity,β Lamberson says. βHe suggested the campaign spot, which I quickly wrote and Joseph Fusco directed at the School of Visual Arts, where Roy teaches. The two of them had even more fun with the concept than I expected.β