Monday, August 8, 2022


 In 1999, Tabonga and Eegah decided to make a movie called THE CREEP that Tabonga had written a script for, from a dream Eegah had. They shot the movie in 2000 and it was released in 2001 after months of post production work dropped on Tabonga and Eegah by the director, but they got the job done. You can watch the trailer there on the right of the post.

Our pal Rod Opely stepped in to play The Creep, he was perfect for the role. We dressed him in black with shades and an appropriate wig, what a sport!

That's Tabonga signing the checks for the talent, not. He's probably checking out some problems we had, of which were numerous of course.

Karen Chow was our photography director, she had already worked for WB, and it shows, her photography was top notch.

Here she is working with the actors for a scene in a hospital where a car crash victim, at the hands of The Creep, talks to the police about the incident.

And here she is getting ready for an interior shoot in a family home. The boy there is reporting a run in with The Creep to his father.

Here are our actors in a park scene, that's the director in the back seat giving some directions for the scene before a take, where he'd duck down for the shot.

That's the gang in the back during the park scene. And, that's Eegah's little monster kid in the front, she will be in the Halloween shoot coming later.

We're setting up the police station in a vacant building in Oildale (you figure out why a city would have a name like that) where we did a lot of our our taping, mainly at night. In fact, probably 80 percent of the movie happens at night. Creep MO.

There's Rod with Tabonga talking about something... Oh, that's right, they're talking about the movie, it's starting to get dark, better get ready for the next scene.

An alley shoot where we used our gopher's house for a number of sets. Even though Eegah and I are big time animal lovers, we needed a scene (there's lots) to make you hate The Creep. But, he gets what's coming to him at the end.

We're putting a police sticker on our 'police car' that's dark blue, but the movie was converted to black and white so it didn't matter.

We're setting up a police encounter night scene, Eegah took all the pictures so that's Tabonga on the left, Rod, Mark (director) Del Rio and Greg Carpenter, aka Dr, Danger, who blows himself up in cars! Look for Dr. Danger online to watch!

Eegah's daughter gets made up as a witch for the upcoming Halloween scene.

Photo with Rod and his son with Eegah and his two daughters, all in the movie.

The director was slow as heck and the kids were not happy about waiting around. Rod, with his Halloween mask on his head, tries giving a pep talk to his son.

Here's the big dummy Eegah and Tabonga made for the final scene where The Creep meets his demise, because...

The Creep gets hit by a speeding ice cream truck, face first! That's an actual photo from the movie before it was converted to black and white. This's where the dressed dummy comes in, it's hit by the truck, and it looks great in the movie!

We're setting up the last scene. Hope you enjoyed this look at the time we had making THE CREEP, it was both fun and inane, and glad we made it. We also made a second movie, in color, called SILVER ANGEL vs. THE DEATH ZOMBIES, a take off on the old Mexican horror movies that feature masked heroes fighting monsters. Later


Anonymous said...

Looks awesome! It even had a director of photography! Wish I'd asked Forry to act while we had the chance.

TABONGA! said...

Yeah, I got plenty of those wishes myself, no foresight, just happy to be there, armatures...

kd said...

Great to see these pics. Now I have to watch the movie again! Still trying to make my own one-hour film like these great Dungeon dudes. :)

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