"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Flash forward, and Dayton's debut directorial effort Zombex gets its world premiere tonight at the Housecore Horror Film Festival. Not that Dayton sees much of a leap from the spit-and-sawdust stage to the silver screen..."
"...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..."
"...JD: Yeah I did a piece in his movie Zombex, which is a great premise to a movie...."
"...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..."
"...Jesse Dayton 12:15am, Holy Mountain Backyard Fresh off writing/directing his indie horror film debut Zombex and playing guitar on X bassist John Doe's latest solo turn – not to mention winning the Ameripolitan Outlaw Male of the Year award for 2015 – Beaumont-born Dayton pauses from his upcoming "outlaw country record, with a classic Townes Van Zandt songwriting approach" to demonstrate to this SXSW audience what country music really sounds like. – Tim Stegall..."
"...12:30am, Saxon Pub Willie Nelson/Kinky Friedman smoking buddy Dayton spent the last year concentrating on Zombex, his feature film debut. Blame his other musical conspirator Rob Zombie for that gory diversion..."
"...Best Makeup: Susan A. Benson et al, Zombex..."
"...7) Zombex: Local rocker Jesse Dayton follows his friend Rob Zombie behind the lens with a locally shot tale of antidepressants and the undead. (Saturday, 7pm, Antone's)..."
"...Back in the summer, Off the Record caught up with Jesse Dayton on the set of his upcoming fresh ripper Zombex. It was a sweaty afternoon at Mohawk, with X guitarist John Doe on set as local burlesque star Cardinal Cyn and friends did their thing on the indoor stage..."
"...• As mentioned here last week, Slayer's Tom Araya guests in Jesse Dayton's forthcoming horror film, Zombex. "He's pretty much the only one that survives," slips Dayton. Random Play..."
"..."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..."