Funny man Mitch Hyman wears a lot of hats, writer, actor, comic book creator, and expert story teller. He sat down with me to catch up and talk about what has been happening with him since our last interview back in 2016. Horror Fuel also snagged the exclusive on his upcoming sequel to Bubba the Redneck Werewolf which is killing it on Hulu.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hyman’s Bubba the Redneck Werewolf the film, based on Hyman’s long running comic by the same name, is a story of a dog catcher (Fred Lass) who sells his soul to Satan (who I will also be interviewing) so that he can win back his girl, Bobby Jo (Melone Thomas). He ends up with as a werewolf with a bigger mission, to save the town from Satan (Hyman). You can learn more HERE.
Horror Fuel: “How did Bubba the Redneck Werewolf come to be?”
Hyman: “I always loved Werewolves. I saw my first in the old Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein film my Dad had me watch. I loved the wolfman for his tragic wanting to be like everyone else and I also thought being a part time monster was cool. Plus he kicked Dracula’s butt in that film. Every Halloween since I was a kid I tried to do the best one you could with the stuff they had in the middle ages. LOL! But the Bubba costume came together when I owned a bar in Central Florida. I had a friend who used to dress up as the “Tequila Bandito” and he had a bandoleer of Tequila Minis, a serape ( like Clint Eastwood wore in those Westerns) and Mariachi Hat then added a water pistol filled with lime juice. Don’t ask about the Salt. Just, don’t. LOL!
Horror Fuel: “That’s awesome. I love Bubba.”
Hyman: “A funny story is, when we did the premiere in downtown Deland, at the Athens theater, I ran into four of my old bar customers who came because they heard it was me and wanted to know what I was up to. It’s funny how the things that you do never really go away, like lawsuits and therapy.”
Horror Fuel: “What made you decide to start the comic?”
Hyman: “This is a very interesting story. I was working at Halloween Horror Nights back in the early 90’s. I was part of the first crew they ever hired. In fact, my friend Michael Davy was the first contractor. He designed the entire event and created many things they still use today.
We are at the event and there were only ten of us and we had to do hundreds of characters, and Michael Davy is an inventor of makeup. We were sitting there getting our work done, and there’s another guy working there named Michael Broom. He and I started talking comic books and talking about the new horror and gore books from indies. I said I knew a publisher and was talking about trying book. But he said I need to supply an artist…so Mike said he always wanted to try so we did.
Horror Fuel: “He’s worked on The Walking Dead, X-Men, The Mist, and R.I.P.D., right?”
Horror Fuel: “I can’t wait. I’m a big fan of Vinnie and Mook. Your books they are a great read.”
Horror Fuel: “If you will, can you put Satan on the phone. I have a few questions for that naughty little devil.”
Satan: “Hey, how are you?”
Horror Fuel: “I’m good, except for the fact that it’s hot as Hell outside, but you’re probably used to that. How are you?”
Satan: “Actually, never better or more evil as it were! This world is now like a free for all of Evil and crazy! With all the fear and weakness that so many are just wallowing in, I feel like I am just like a kid coasting down a hill on my bike with my hands in the air and my feet off the pedals! Thanks, everyone! Sloth is one of my favorite sins. No, not that big guy from the Goonies. SEE? That’s what i’m talking about.
Horror Fuel: “Satan, how are you enjoying your new Hulu fame?”
Satan: “All publicity is good publicity! And now everyone thinks I’m just some fun loving lunatic screwing with the general public. MWAHAHAHA! This is the best campaign for taking souls since all those dipwads signed up for AOL years ago. And yep, I started that and called it AO HELL . LOL! But,there are still losers using it! Can ya believe it?! Why don’t they and those goofs who go to Porno sites just mail me their wallets and souls! I can be reached at: [email protected] ”
Horror Fuel: “Come on now Satan, don’t give out Mitch’s secrets.”
Horror Fuel: “How do you feel about Bubba competing with Wolfcop?”
Satan: “Don’t you love how I work? I did that just to drive Mitch Hyman nuts. Bubba has been around since 1996 in comics, when those guys who did Wolf Cop were just a gleam probably in their parents eyes. I know, cause I put that gleam in there. Mwhahaha! Bubba is based on a drunken small town Animal Control Officer who always has to save his town from some kind of evil. Wolf cop is a small town Drunken Police Officer who does the same. Coincidence? I’ll let the public figure it out. After all, I am the master of deception. Even better…Bubba was filming the EXACT same time as Wolf Cop. I just kept Hyman busy with editing and other road blocks because I knew he did his film for like 25,000 bucks and those other guys had a million. If Hyman ever got a million to do the next film, Hell even I couldn’t stop how huge that film can be if he gets that kind of cash. Let’s hope no one is smart enough to realize that! Because I plan to keep Hyman running a race next to that jerk I have pushing that rock for eternity up a hill in hell! And taking bets of who is gonna win. Yep. I am THAT evil!”
Horror Fuel: “I saw the premiere episode of your new show. If you will tell our readers about Coffee Time With Satan.”
Horror Fuel: “It’s filmed in Coffee Shop of Horrors right? I love their coffee.”
Horror Fuel: “You have popping into a lot of conventions. When can fans see you next?”
If you haven’t seen it yet, catch Bubba the Redneck Werewolf now on Hulu, then head over to Bubba’s website and grab a comic or a hat, a shirt, Coffee Shop of Horrors’ Bubba the Redneck Werewolf Spiced Bourbon Blend (review), or Bubba’s Bourbon Hot Sauce, it’s tasty stuff with a real bite. Be sure to stop by Amazon and pick up your copy of Vinnie and Mook: Hitmen in Paradise. Follow Bubba on Facebook for regular updates and other crazy stuff.
You can check out Coffee Time With Satan HERE.
We will keep you updated as Bubba the Redneck Werewolf 2 develops. Stay tuned.