GREENE – Smalltown McDonough couldn’t contain the likes of Dustin Warburton for long – after a string of horror-themed literary successes, he’s set his sights on Hollywood.
Warburton, an Oxford Academy graduate, first came on the horror scene about five years ago with the Chenango-inspired “Taste,” a collaboration with fellow McDonough native and artist Nathan Gorman that was part haunted house tale, part graphic novel. He followed that initial success with his similarly-inspired “Strange Things,” “My Brother Eats Spiders” and “Mortician’s Food.”
Now, he’s getting his first story credit on a Hollywood film: “Spiders 3D,” due to be released in theaters this summer. The film, inspired by an idea of Warburton’s, is about a new species of poisonous spiders discovered in New York City. When an old Soviet space station crashes in a subway tunnel, the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions and terrorize the Big Apple.