Sunday, August 30, 2009



I've returned home from the set of POST MORTEM AMERICA 2021 where I was just outside of Chicago driving fast cars, kissing hot women, and killing the walking dead! What more could a guy ask for? Ha ha ha

ABOVE: Monique Dupree & Jim O'Rear stand by their ride.

POST MORTEM AMERICA 2021 is an action-packed film starring myself, Linnea Quigley (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD), and Monique Dupree (THE MAIM EVENT). Is it a horror film... an action film... a western... or a combination of all of those? Yep, you guessed it... all of them!

ABOVE: Monique Dupree & Jim O'Rear investigate an empty grave.

I had a great time working on this film. It's one of those rare scripts that sucessfully mixes a varitey of genres to tell a story. I guess it could be best described as a Tarantino-styled revenge flick with monsters in it.

ABOVE: Jim O'Rear prepares to make the dead a little bit deader!

The story revolves around a couple of mobsters, Severin (myself) and Rose (Monique Dupree), who are about to lose their successful operation of drugs and murder due to a zombie apocalypse. To make matters worse, Lucille (Linnea Quigley)... a former lover and victim of Severin's, has returned to exact revenge upon the man who killed her.

ABOVE: Jim O'Rear fights off an angry zombie.

This film is shot in high-def but is being converted to a black-and-white grainy film stock to give it that old grindhouse look and feel. Director Cameron Scott has infused the film with things that have influenced him through his life... monsters, westerns, hotrods, action, and dark humor. It all adds up to fun!

ABOVE: Rose (played by Monique Dupree) and Severin (played by Jim O'Rear).

The entire cast and crew were prepared and efficient under the direction of Cameron Scott, allowing us to complete an extrodinary number of shots per day. Thankfully, the weather cooperated, as well. This was my first time to work on-screen with Monique Dupree and it was a real treat. I look forward to doing again in the near future. She portrayed her character as a bad-ass "Jackie Brown" and defintely gave Pam Grier a run for her money!

ABOVE: Another zombie meets his end at the hands of Severin.

I want to thank everyone involved with this project for making my time on set fun, comfortable, and exciting. I can't wait to work with Cameron on his next film!

ABOVE: He just wants a small bite!

Watch for the premiere of POST MORTEM AMERICA 2021 next year! In the meantime, here are a few more photos to give you a sneak peek at this project.

ABOVE: Severin fights off a swarm of zombies!

ABOVE: Don't mess with Sev!

ABOVE: Monique Dupree & Jim O'Rear get patriotic.

ABOVE: Jim O'Rear after a hard day of zombie slaying!

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Golden Cob Award Results


I just want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for me in the Golden Cob Awards... where I am nominated as Best B-Movie Actor against none other than Bruce Campbell (THE EVIL DEAD, BURN NOTICE).

You can find out the results of the voting at the awards ceremony in Franklin, IN, during the B-Movie Celebration, Sept 25-27.

For more info, check out:

Hope to see you there!!!


Friday, August 21, 2009



Check out the EXTENDED trailer for my new movie OLD HABITS DIE HARD, also featuring Kane “Jason” Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH, HATCHET), Tricia Cast (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS), Roger Hewlett (THE CHANGELING, DEXTER), and Stacey Dixon (SHUDDER).

EXTENDED Old Habits Die Hard Movie Trailer

This one is supposed to premiere in October!

Thanks for reading,
Jim O’Rear

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Campaign Plows Forward!!!


An update from the “LET’S BEAT BRUCE CAMPBELL” campaign. I have heard from the fine folks behind the Golden Cob awards and they have stated that Bruce and I are neck-and-neck in the polls... which means that your votes are more important than ever, right now. We’re well on our way to causing one of the greatest upsets in award show history!

For those who don’t know what’s going on… Yesterday I was notified that I was nominated for a Golden Cob award as Best B-Movie Actor against… BRUCE CAMPBELL, from the enormously popular “The Evil Dead” franchise. What a hoot!

I’m not normally into these “popularity contest” things, but I thought it would be totally hilarious if I actually beat Bruce Campbell out of this category. So, if ya wanna help me try and beat out an iconic actor that is known to horror audiences the world over… here’s a link to the ballot where you can vote. It only takes a minute!

Please feel free to pass this link along to ALL of your friends… and… LET’S BEAT BRUCE CAMPBELL!!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009



I’ve just returned home from the 5th annual FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST, a 3-day film/fan convention featuring horror celebs, movie premieres, vendors, and bands. This year they also added tattoos!

ABOVE: An attendee shows off his vamp tattoo!

This year’s show had its share of “hic-cups,” but it was a good time, overall. I arrived early on the first day to set up and, unfortunately, found that the show’s celebrity/vendor space had been divided into three different rooms. It tends to take quite a bit of energy out of a show when the attendees have to travel through various rooms on opposite ends of hallways just to find where everything is.

ABOVE: James Korloch, creator of DOG!

It wasn’t long after my arrival that James Korloch showed up. James is the writer and creator of DOG, a movie I appear in with Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE), Michelle Page (GHOST WHISPERER), Tom Sullivan (EVIL DEAD), and many others. The movie was making its southern premiere at the festival the next day and I was psyched to see it. The film can be described as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Meets Beauty And The Beast! Fun stuff!

ABOVE: Sybil Danning and Jim O’Rear.

It wasn’t long before more guests began to appear and set up their tables, including Sybil Danning (THE HOWLING 2), Daniel Emery Taylor (RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING), Megan Franich (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), Ari Lehman (FRIDAY THE 13TH), William Forsythe (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), and many more. As abundant as the guest list was, however, it started to become apparent that there were several who had been advertised to appear that weren’t in attendance. I’m not sure why, as nothing was stated that anyone had cancelled.

ABOVE: Jim O’Rear, Ari “Jason” Lehman, and Daniel Emery Taylor.

The most elusive of all of the guests seemed to be the two who were “top billed.” Those were Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST) and Michael Madsen (KILL BILL). These two guests were rarely around to sign autographs and a common joke began throughout the show that seeing these two was equivalent to a Bigfoot sighting… very rare, random, and quick. Many guests were disappointed that Linda and Michael only appeared for a few hours a day, but it was never announced when those hours would be. In addition, you had to buy a special ticket in advance in order to meet them and get a signed photo.

ABOVE: Linda Blair shares photos of her dogs with Jim O’Rear and Ami Taylor.

The first day plugged along and offered screenings of two films I appeared in… CHAINSAW CHEERLEADERS (also featuring Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE) and Tiffany Shepis (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS)) and THE LEGACY (also featuring Daniel Taylor and Jason Crowe (DEAD MOON RISING)). Fun stuff!

ABOVE: Amy Steel (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2) poses with Daniel Taylor, Jim O’Rear, and Kayla Perkins (HELL-EPHONE).

More fun was planned after the show closed for the evening. Black JuJu, an Alice Cooper Tribute band, was performing just down the hall. I’m a huge Alice Cooper fan, so this show was a must-see! I wasn’t disappointed. The band played a lot of Alice’s classic hits and was fun to watch. The band’s show began like this:

And ended like this:

Apparently, the hotel’s fire alarm system is very sensitive to smoke/fog machines and toward the end of Black JuJu’s set… the ENTIRE hotel was evacuated. A great way to end your concert, though!

ABOVE: Jim O’Rear is interviewed by CrossFire Radio.

Saturday began with a bang. At least for me it did. I think it began with a hangover for many others! I went to see my friends Ben and Stacey Dixon (BLOODY MOON FILMS) who, along with Vaden Hadley, had a brand new extended trailer of OLD HABITS DIE HARD that they were premiering (a film I star in with Kane “Jason” Hodder, Tricia Cast (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS), Roger Hewlett (THE CHANGELING), and Stacey Dixon). It was awesome! Afterwards, I rushed over to do a live interview with the fine folks at CrossFire Radio. Look them up on the web and check them out. They are a lot of fun!

ABOVE: Jim O’Rear and Playmate Alex del Monacco (THONG GIRL 4).

Speaking of new trailers… Glenn Weiss and Alex del Monacco showed up to promote the new trailer for THONG GIRL 4, another film I appear in alongside Troma icon Lloyd Kaufmann. The trailer should be available online soon. It looks like this is going to be another fun outing for the cape-wearing, thong-sporting super heroine!

ABOVE: Jim O’Rear with Misty Simmons-Poteet (BRIMSTONE) and Kynt and Vyxsin from THE AMAZING RACE.

Saturday also brought along more complaints from attendees about guests. It was advertised that Danny Lloyd (THE SHINING) would be making a rare 1-day appearance to sign items and greet fans. Danny was there (around mid-day) but I’m told that he, unfortunately, didn’t stay very long and several people missed seeing him. Another Bigfoot sighting, possibly?

Of course, as most Saturdays go at conventions, various bits of silliness ensued. One of the sponsors of the show this year was Maker’s Mark… so, Daniel Taylor and I took the opportunity to photograph a new ad campaign picture for the company while we were at lunch. I’ll share it with you here:

It’s brilliant advertising at work! Ha ha ha ha

As the day wrapped up, several nighttime activities were planned, such as the film awards ceremony, celebrity cocktail party, drive-in theater screenings, and more. AND, I guess it goes without saying, that LOTS of drinking was involved!

ABOVE: Is that Daniel Taylor Photo Bombing a picture of Jim O’Rear and Sebrina Siegel (THE AUDIT)?

Sunday was the typical convention wind-down day… the last opportunity to spend some time with friends and fans before heading home for some rest. It was great to visit with everyone and I thank all who stopped by to see me. Sorry that I didn’t get to mention everyone that I spent time with, but my typing space is getting short.

Now, I must fly to Chicago to film another movie, but I hope to see everyone at ScareFest in September!

ABOVE: Jim O’Rear and Mike Christopher (the Hare Krishna zombie from DAWN OF THE DEAD).

Thanks for reading!
Jim O’Rear

Tuesday, August 18, 2009



I had a good laugh this morning when I was notified that I was nominated for a Golden Cob award as Best B-Movie Actor against… BRUCE CAMPBELL, from the enormously popular “The Evil Dead” franchise. What a hoot!

I’m not normally into these “popularity contest” things, but I thought it would be totally hilarious if I actually beat Bruce Campbell out of this category. So, if ya wanna help me try and beat out an iconic actor that is known to horror audiences the world over… here’s a link to the ballot where you can vote. Let’s beat Bruce!!! Ha ha ha ha

Feel free to pass this link around to all your friends!!

Thanks for reading,
Jim O'Rear

Monday, August 17, 2009

How Much Can You Take???

How much of me can you take? Find out the answer to that by ordering the new issue of SCARS MAGAZINE! This issue features an interview with me (with lots of cool pictures), an in-depth article about my new film THE DEAD MATTER (also featuring Andrew “Wishmaster” Divoff, Tom Savini (PLANET TERROR), and BABYLON 5's Jason Carter), and a review of my new paranormal book, TENNESSEE GHOSTS.

Don’t miss the new issue of SCARS. It’s filled with some great stuff. Find out how to get your copy at:

Monday, August 10, 2009



If you’re in the Louisville, KY, area this weekend don’t miss FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST, running August 14 – 16 and featuring tons of celebrities and films.

I will be appearing with Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST), Michael Madsen (KILL BILL), William Forsythe (THE DEVILS REJECTS), Sybil Danning (HOWLING 2), Daniel Taylor (RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING), Amy Steel (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2), and many more.

There are, also, 4 new films I appear in that will be playing over the weekend. They are:

DOG – Also featuring Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE), Tom Sullivan (EVIL DEAD), Larry Laverty, and more.

CHAINSAW CHEERLEADERS – Also featuring Debbie Rochon (THE DEEPENING) and Tiffany Shepis (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS).

HELL-EPHONE – Also featuring Ari Lehman (FRIDAY THE 13TH), Daniel Taylor (RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING), John Dugan (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), and playmate Alex Del Monico.

THE LEGACY – Also featuring Wrestler Al Snow and Daniel Taylor (RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING).

More info can be found at:

Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

H.V.A.C. ZOMBIES Attack!!!


ABOVE: A Jim O'Rear-Zombie Sandwich On The Set Of H.V.A.C. ZOMBIES.

I've just returned home from the set of the new horror comedy H.V.A.C. ZOMBIES, featuring myself, Maria Kil (THE DEEPENING, SCREAM FARM), and England Simpson (SERIAL, HEAVEN HELP ME). As is usually the case with independent horror films... it was exhausting, but fun.

ABOVE: Jim with the "Eyeball Zombie."

H.V.A.C. ZOMBIES is a darkly humorous, and sometimes darkly disgusting, flick about an air conditioning company that is experimenting with a new kind of Freon gas... multiple times colder than the normal variety of Freon. When a canister under pressure accidentally explodes on a service repairman, he is transformed into a partially frozen and metallic member of the living dead... seeking blood-thirsty vengeance upon his boss and everyone else who might get in the way.

ABOVE: England Simpson and Jim O'Rear.

H.V.A.C. ZOMBIES is a project put together by first-time director Eric Sparks and features fast cars, hot women, flesh-eating carnage, hetero-love, gay-love, blow jobs, full-frontal nudity, cross-dressing, crazed hitchhikers, unusual zombies, wacky humor, and plenty of other material that should entertain and offend (in a good way) the horror audience.

ABOVE: They want your blood!

I play the brown-nosing assistant to the lady responsible for the faulty canister, played by England Simpson. It was a pleasure to work with England, for the first time, and was great fun to be reunited with Maria Kil (one of my co-stars in THE DEEPENING and SCREAM FARM).

ABOVE: Maria Kil and Jim O'Rear.

Watch for H.V.A.C. ZOMBIES early next year!

Thanks for reading,
Jim O'Rear