Up Your Geek puts a spotlight on actor and producer Chaz Bono (yes, that Chaz Bono), who stars in Tubi Original “Bury the Bride” from director Spider One and co-writer Krsy Fox. For those unfamiliar with Spider One, he is the founder of Rock Band “Powerman 5000,” which the name attributes to his love for comics and the Marvel super-hero Powerman. Spider One is also the younger brother of musician and film maker Rob Zombie, who may have influenced Spider’s exploration of the horror film genre.
Bury the Bride stars Scout Taylor-Compton as Bride-to-be June, who’s bachelorette getaway turns deadly when her blood-thirsty fiancé (Dylan Rourke) and his backwoods friends show up to crash the party. What follows becomes a living nightmare of unholy proportions as June, her sister Sadie (Krsy Fox) and their closest friends fight for their lives, and avenge the ones who don’t make it through the night.
Bono discussed the film and it’s story, including the creepy locale of the mysterious cabin in a remote desert area out in Lancaster, California. During the interview, Bono talked about how he would react to being brought the film’s location for a party in real life stating, “In real-life if I ever walked in that place, I would be like, ‘We’ve gotta leave now!'” When asked about his interest in horror. Bono said he’s always had a love for horror films, telling Up Your Geek’s Lou Booker that he’s a huge horror fan and really loved horror since he was a kid. Bono discussed the heart that goes into independent films, versus the major studio films. Bono talked about getting older and growing an appreciation for the horror genre and also his love for acting, where he gets to play different characters.
Chaz Bono:“I love working in horror for a few reasons,” Bono said. He continued, “I love how horror can tell stories and make points and have messages and do it in such a different way than you find in drama and stuff like that. And as an actor, I love working them because it allows me to play so many different, diverse characters. That really as an actor what I live for. If every character I play is different from the ones before. That’s what really makes me happy.”
Bury the Bride screened April 15, 2023 at Panic Fest in Kansas City, MO and will screen again at Salem Horror Film Fest tomorrow, April 22nd at 1 East India Square Mall in Salem, MA, one day after it’s official North American release on Tubi, April 21st.
Check out Chaz Bono’s full interview, including the trailer for “Bury the Bride” below: