Interview With John Lodico (2002)
John Lodico essayed the short lived role of Jack the Ranger in Sleepaway
Camp IV: The Survivor. I contacted him via his agent and he told me what
we all wanted to know regarding the project. "We never finished it"
he states. This marks the first ever interview with someone from SCIV, and,
at the time, the first iron-clad confirmation that footage existed.
Sleepaway Camp Films: How
did you get involved in the film?
John Lodico: Jerry
Muller. Not only is he a great person but a helluva actor as well.
do you remember of the story?
didn't know if I was the killer or not until the next to last scene. The
camera slowly comes up over a small hill to a clearing. We see something
hanging from a tree. As we get closer we realize it is a body. We realize
it's naked. Although we come up from behind we realize its a dead man.
As the camera comes around to the front of the man, we realize it's my
character, the forest ranger. His face is half bit off and his privates
are missing as well. Is that fucken crazy or what! Then we cut to the
beautiful Carrie Chambers (She was so cool, and a lady). She has blood
on her face and another dead girl next to her. She looks at the camera
with far away eyes. The end.
were the cast and crew like?
entire cast and crew were great. We actually filmed in upstate N.Y. The
same place Friday the 13th was filmed. Carrie Chambers was the female
lead and was I was the male lead. The story was written by a well known
writer of that particular style. Sorry I forgot his name. Carrie has went
on to produce some films. She still lives in California.
much shooting was done?
a whole lot of it was filmed. The first scene I had to film was with Carrie
and I rip her shirt off.
was the shoot shut down?
think they ran out of money or did not get a big chunk they needed to
go to the next phase.
you reprise/reshoot/finish your role?
would love to reprise the roll and finish some great scenes with some
have you been up to since 1993?
I live in Denver. Things are going great. I have a small part in the HBO
Movie "The Larimie Project". It comes out in March on HBO. I
have my own little company and I do some commercial work out here. Look
for me on the dish network commercial coming to your town! I play the
crazy director who wants to do a remake of Pretty Woman. If you are looking
for some more answers try to get ahold of Jerry Muller. He lives on the
upper east side in New York. I'm sure he would love to shoot the shit.
Take care and good luck!!
Thank you John for your substantial contribution
to unearthing The Survivor.