MALIBU, Calif. – The hills and canyons above Malibu's famous coastline are usually quiet except for the sounds of rich people counting their money and doing whatever else they might do. Their ways are not our ways. But nobody's way is quite like Rob Rotten's way.
The director has come to the canyons to lens his latest epic for Metro, a horror-cum-porn riff titled The Texas Vibrator Massacre which stars, among such notables as Roxy DeVille, Herschel Savage, Daisy Tanks and Ruby Knox, a 2.75 horse-power, gasoline-fueled Honda concrete vibrator which has been adapted for more esoteric purposes than simply jiggling air bubbles out of freshly poured cement.
"It's a feature for Metro," Rotten told AVN. com. "We have a good cast, and we're out here in the middle of fuckin' nowhere. I needed the most remote location I could find because I'm having people running around naked in covered in blood. I'd probably have L.A. Vice kicking in the doors if I tried to shoot this in Chatsworth."
In addition to the vibrator, Rotten's jazzed about the special effects the movie will feature. "We've got blood and guts and gore," he enthused. "These guys," he said indicating the effects crew, "are epic. I'm trying to make a horror picture gone too far rather than a porn horror movie. That's my goal. There are no C-lights on this production. We'll see what happens. Metro has trusted me blindly on this one."
Relative newcomer Daisy Tanks is nonchalant. "I guess I'm playing with dolls and then doing a boy-girl-girl scene. I just come as I am and do what I do."
Ruby Knox, who will be the other girl in Tanks' scene, said of her on-set duties, "I'm going to get killed violently and very uniquely." She seems thrilled to be undertaking this effort, although she's somewhat unclear on the details. "There's high-powered machinery involved," she said. "That's all I know."
The movie's principal female star is Roxy DeVille, who, like the rest of cast, is thrilled to be involved in the project, said, "Today, we're shooting the beginning sequence that's based really closely on the original van scene from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I escape when everybody else gets killed. I'm the lead, dude!"
"I'll be duct-taped, tied and covered in blood," continued DeVille. "I'll have prosthetic organs thrown at me while the crazy family eats dinner at their table," she said referring to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre's horrific set piece. "I'm blowing Grandpa!" she boasted. "He's being played by Dirty Harry and Rob told him he's getting paid to NOT get his dick hard. In the original movie, Grandpa couldn't swing his hammer to kill the girl. In our movie, he can't get his dick hard. I'm so excited, I can't even tell you."
After a catered lunch, Rotten marshals his troops and the action is on. It's hard to tell exactly what's taking place with all the screaming, the gallons of fake blood, the severed prosthetic arms and the howl of that gas-powered concrete vibrator, but it's all coalescing into Rotten's vision.
DeVille has the most perhaps the most astute observation of the day when the concrete vibrator comes into play: "Hey, man. You have to respect the vagina."
After it's taken a pummeling from a two-stroke power tool and still appears to be in working order, you bet we will, honey. You bet we will
Metro's The Texas Vibrator Massacre is scheduled for release on January 29, 2008.