Austin Books & Comics
"...John Doe from X is working the bar. Out in the corridor, eyes on the monitor, is local roots rocker-turned-film director Jesse Dayton..."
"...It seems like we've been waiting for years for the first footage from Zombex, the undead horror from local rockabilly transplant Jesse Dayton. Actually, it has been years, but now it's time for some flesh-rending fun...."
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"...Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh"Holdin' Our Own" and Other Country Gold Duets (Stag)..."
"...Brennen Leigh has a shotgun leveled at Jesse Dayton's head. Inside the rusting heap of a trailer, Dayton is still asleep, sprawled, hung over, beside a young brunette..."
"...Without even realizing it, most people have a stock word or phrase they use to punctuate conversational pauses. Know what I mean? With Jesse Dayton, over a Lone Star at Ego's, there's a "know what I mean?" nearly every other sentence..."
"...How many Texas musicians can say, though, that their granddad was a Beaumont fire chief who used to hang around with Bonnie and Clyde when they'd breeze through town? Or that their dad went to high school with George Jones? Jesse Dayton can lay claim to both, and you can't get much more (East) Texas than that...."
"...With NoLa metal master Phil Anselmo and Texas true crime writer Corey Mitchell cracking the whip at the new Housecore Horror Film Festival, it's no shocker that the Louisiana-set, Austin-filmed debut from Jesse Dayton, post-Katrina revanant mutilator Zombex, is part of today's new list of features for the new fest...."
"...While Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly's much-discussed seriocomic vampire opus Destroy continues to wait on financing (Michael Stephenson, of Best Worst Movie, is slated to helm), other current or forthcoming Austin horror productions include Lindsey Alloway's Postmodern Undead, now in preproduction; Ain't It Cool News alum and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill's already-wrapped Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio and slated for an August 2012 release from Summit Entertainment; Jesse Dayton's directorial debut, Zombex, featuring Malcolm McDowell and Sid Haig; a big-screen adaptation of author/Masters of Horror screenwriter Stephen Romano's new novel, Black Light, to be produced and/or directed by co-writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan of Saw infamy, as well as producer Michael De Luna; the locally shot comic-book adaptation Bad Kids Go to Hell from Matthew Spradlin and Barry Wernick; a potential 13-episode series based on Brian McGreevy's buzzed-about forthcoming genre novel Hemlock Grove, to be adapted by McGreevy and longtime writing partner Lee Shipman for Netflix and Gaumont International Television (with Eli Roth set to direct and produce, no less); and a series of horror scripts from Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission producer Brady Dial, progenitor of Were-Bot Productions..."
"...Jesse DaytonJesse Sings Kinky (Stag Records)..."
"...Horror Stories Scare Up Fun for Dayton, Kent..."
"...Only a grave digger's jacket and top hat separate Jesse Dayton from Captain Clegg, the rockabilly fiend he plays in Rob Zombie's Halloween II (see "Off the Record," Aug. 28)..."
"..."I never thought in a million years I'd end up in Fangoria magazine," chuckles Jesse Dayton from a truck stop. The local honky-tonk hero never expected to be featured on a segment of CNN's Headline News either, but Rob Zombie changed all that..."
"...Jesse Dayton12mid, Continental Club Single-handedly keeping outlaw country alive at a time when Shooter Jennings was still in high school, Jesse Dayton spent part of the past year subbing for Billy Zoom in X as he battled cancer. Both actor and soundtracker for Rob Zombie (Halloween II), Dayton wrote and directed 2013's gory Zombex..."
"...AC: Jesse Dayton, who’s been subbing for Billy Zoom in recent years, lives in Austin too. He’s one of your friends in town?..."
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"...Her project with Mike Montgomery revels in simplicity, touting a spare, voice-guitar-keys formula that works well with her demure growl. The Dayton duo is joined by drummer Kristian Svitak for SXSW. Abby Johnston The Wanton Bishops..."
"..."Stay tuned for the release of the most disturbing R-rated zombie movie since 28 Days Later," writes local honky-tonk stalwart Jesse Dayton from Los Angeles, where he's editing Zombex, his debut feature film, with horror legend Ed Marx. The pharmaceutical horror romp stars Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, and Corey Feldman, with cameos from John Doe and Fun Fun Fun Fest headliner Tom Araya of Slayer..."
"...OTR walked on the set of Zombex, Jesse Dayton's debut film, last Tuesday at just the right moment: a burlesque sequence to the tune of the Sonics' version of "Have Love, Will Travel" on the Mohawk indoor stage. X guitarist John Doe helped set the scene..."