Relaxation in Peace: Dread Central’s Personal Zebediah De Soto Has Handed Away
Phrases escape me proper now.
A member of the Dread Central household, Zeb turned like a brother to me since our assembly nearly 20 years in the past when he was pitching a TV collection to the cable TV startup we have been engaged on creating on the time. He has been part of our household right here from the day Steve and I got down to do Dread Central on our personal.
A lot of our long-time readers will bear in mind his work on the primary animated logos for the positioning in addition to the superior Screamfest promos he made earlier than setting out on pursuing a full-time profession in movie making.
His life and profession have been reduce brief by most cancers however within the time he shared with us, he had the prospect to work with many style icons together with the likes of Joe Pilato, Tony Todd, Invoice Moseley, Danielle Harris, and lots of extra.
Not solely did Zeb produce our first two anthology horror movies Monsterland and Zombieworld, however he additionally held the report for many hours of movement seize recording at Big Studios. A literal mad scientist when it got here to VFX, Zeb personally designed and created a real-time 3D compositing and facial seize system referred to as “The Beast” that caught the attention of James Cameron.
Zeb is survived by his spouse, Kristal De Soto, his 4 youngsters.
We ask everybody to take a second of silence in honor of Zeb and all that he did for us and the horror neighborhood.
I really like you, brother. Till we meet once more.