In 1968, two guys wrote a movie that would redefine American cinema and the horror genre. One of them was George A. Romero, and the other one went on to write and direct Santa Claws. Can you guess which one Gunnar Hansen is simply delighted to be working with?

Fresh off a cameo appearance in the brutally awful Brutal Massacre, Gunnar Hansen recently spoke to Fangoria regarding his upcoming role in John Russo’s Escape of the Living Dead, a direct sequel to the original 1968 film and inspired by the Avatar comic.

“This is a really brilliant role,” he says. “My character is a biker; he gets zombified and then becomes the lead ghoul. It’s going to be great fun, and yeah, I’m not just making a cameo appearance in this. To me, there is nothing better than being a zombie, so I’m really looking forward to that, and it will be great to be in one of the LIVING DEAD movies. This is a John Russo script and I have known him for a long time, so when I heard he was doing another LIVING DEAD, I was excited at the prospect of being one.”

Splendid! What’s the word for not realizing that, by having a role in the film, you just confirmed that it will be a complete piece of shit? All that’s left now is for Kane Hodder to play Biker Zombie #2. Glorified stuntman powers- activate!