Five Towns friends make a movie


A group of Five Towns friends teamed up to produce a full-length feature film “Killer Hoo-Ha!” that will have its private screening Nov. 12 at the Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, where it was filmed.

"Killer Hoo-Ha!” is a movie about contestants on a reality show that are being killed off one by one. Sean Pomper of North Woodmere wrote the movie and he enlisted the help of friends Karen Katz, Neil Bellin, Seth Zuckerman and Elan Guttman, also all of North Woodmere to assist in the making of the film.

After Pomper saw the Glen Cove Mansion on the television show “Ghost Hunters” he called the operators of the mansion to ask if Pomper and friends could film their movie there. The mansion asked to be given credit in the movie and once Pomper agreed, the mansion became the location where “Killer Hoo-Ha!” was filmed.

The cast includes Brimstone, a professional wrestler, Lloyd Kaufman the creator of the Toxic Avenger series, Debbie Rochon the star of VH1’s “Scream Queens,” Eric Chopin the winner of NBC’s “Biggest Loser,” Leilene Ondrade of VH1’s “Flavor of Love” and “Charm School,” as well as Richard Christi, Sal Governale and Gary Garver of the Howard Stern Show. Rebecca Rosen of East Rockaway and Pomper’s 10-year-old son Jake also make a cameo in the film.

Brimstone first heard about the film when his friend “Bumblefoot,” the guitarist from Guns N’ Roses, told him he was meeting with Pomper to discuss making music for the film. Pomper asked the Levittown native if he was interested in playing the role of the killer.

“The film’s story line was interesting but it wasn’t what drew me to do the film,” Brimstone said. “I got the opportunity to play the killer which is something I wouldn’t normally get to do.”

Katz assisted with all on-set aspects of the film from casting, organizing a place to do makeup and reading lines with cast members. Katz had been a friend of Pomper’s for a long time and when she was first approached about helping out with the film, she knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down.

“I’ve always had an interest in movie making and the behind-the-scenes aspects,” Katz said. “This was a great opportunity to work with someone who has a lot of fantastic ideas and film in a beautiful area.”

Pomper wanted to the film to be “old school horror” without a lot of makeup and special effects.

“Everyone gets so wrapped up in special effects but we went old school by using corn syrup blood and finding a killer that stands out without all the makeup and effects,” Pomper said.

Pomper also wanted the music in the film to be modeled after “Friday the 13th,” Peter Gross, a resident of Cedarhurst and the musical composer for the film, used the whisper from that movie when Jason killed people in “Killer Hoo-Ha!”

“My friends and I are so excited about this, we’re planning “Killer Hoo-Ha! Part 2,” Pomper said. “In Part 2, instead of keeping the killer in the mansion, I’d like to unleash the killer into the community to kill everybody.”