WILLIAM F. WU
12 Seconds of Screen Time
Bill is an extra in the 1989 horror movie, "S.P. Somtow's The Laughing Dead."
On the video cover, he is in makeup on the far right. Starring Tim Sullivan
and Wendy Webb, the movie features many fantasy and science fiction writers
and editors, as well as critics and fans, in both speaking roles and as
extras. Bill appears as Zombie #4, toward the end of the film; he estimates
he is on screen about twelve seconds, including a death scene -- or a
re-death scene, since as a zombie he had been brought back from the dead once
Bill, the zombie
In preparing for the role of Zombie #4, Bill endured two hours of makeup each
day for several days, as the special effects crew distorted his face and
painted him blue. He observes: "Two hours to make me a zombie, and everyone
who sees me on screen says, "I recognized you immediately!"
The Internet Movie Data Base
lists Bill for two Hollywood credits.
Last Modified: January 11, 2003
Modified by: LJL
Copyright William F. Wu 1999, 2000-8. All Rights Reserved.