When Josh Vargas wrapped up filming on his Dean Corll biopic In a Madman's World, he told us that he wanted his next picture to be something a lot more playful. Plenty of blood and guts, but this time just pretend. Originally this was supposed to involve a biopic on the making of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but a legal dispute and the death of Marilyn Burns derailed the project.
That's right, don't try this at home.
So Vargas moved onto a horror movie he's calling Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre, and a film with a name that over the top deserves an over-the-top weapon to go with it. Luckily, Vargas was able to get his hands on a rare weaponized guitar gun just for this purpose.
The guitar comes from Johnson Guitars U.S.A., a company that has been supplying some of the more interesting custom instrumental designs since the '80s. Originally, the guitar that makes an appearance in the film featured bullet-firing capabilities, a rocket launcher and a flamethrower, and belonged to Kesha but the "Tik Tok" pop star ended up returning it.