Actor Ken Foree, well-known by horror fans for his roles in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Rob Zombie’s Halloween, has been added to the voice cast of Zombie’s long-gestating animated feature The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Based on the rocker-turned-filmmaker’s Spookshow International comic-book series, the direct-to-video feature is being distributed by Starz Media’s Anchor Bay. A street date has not been announced yet.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto will follow the adventures of an over-the-hill masked wrestler who now fights crime as a secret agent. El Superbeasto has more interest in strippers than adventure, but still manages to get involved with murdering super-intelligent gorillas, Liverpudlian zombies and manic depressive, mad scientist Dr. Satan, voiced by Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti. The voice cast also includes scream queen Sheri Moon Zombie (Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses) as Suzie X, El Superbeasto’s sexy super-spy sister, stand-up comedian Tom Papa (The Life Coach, Analyze That) as El Superbeasto and Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program, Just Shoot Me) as a robot named Murray.
Foree also joins fellow horror icons Sid Haig, who will also reprise the role of Captain Spaulding from House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, and Cassandra Peterson, best known as buxom fright flick host Elvira. Another one of Zombie’s favorite actors, Bill Moseley, will lend his voice to the animated version of his Otis Driftwood character from Corpses and Rejects.
Zombie wrote the story for El Superbeasto and is serving as exec producer. Starz Media’s Film Roman, the studio behind The Simpsons and other hit shows, is doing the animation.