When you get word of a horror project on Kickstarter the first thing that comes to mind is who’s begging for money to fund their chintzy art project now. That simply isn’t the case with the subject of this plea. It has come time to fund a potentially rad piece of filmmaking. Let me be one of the first, but definitely not the last to introduce you to P5YCH.
Does this sound familiar to you?
It’s 1984. The five survivors, whose experiences inspired the five scariest movies of all time, are undergoing experimental treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It went horribly wrong.
That’s right. It doesn’t. That’s because director/co-writer Matthew Currie Holmes has an original idea that takes a little bit of what we love about our horror obsession and then allows it to evolve into something that has our favorite bogeymen pitted against their favorite would-be victims with a chance at the proverbial do over. Everyone deserves a do over; even in the realm of horror cinema. More from their Kickstarter campaign (which is already in progress):
You think you know their stories.
You think you know what happened.
The movies got it all wrong.
The truth is much more terrifying.
Sandy King, Eric Talbert, Debbie Hill, Amanda Collins and Bobby White have been scarred so badly and terrified so brutally they each reside, permanently at the Milton Armstrong Wellness Centers, a nationwide series of hospitals specializing in the treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Mentored by Dr. Rick Gilbert, The Five take their therapy to a whole new level when they leave the confines of their respective wellness centers and travel to the secluded McMurtrey Ranch. There, they engage in an experimental, psycho-kinetic treatment known as Stage Seven, which allows them to come face to face with their worst fears: their most suppressed memories.
When the memories and fantasies turn real, and the body count begins to rise, the five must band together to survive again… or die trying.
While that is just a mock up of the film you may one day see, it has teeth. Imagine it will full financial backing. It’s time to ask yourself if the future of horror is stagnant remakes, bad Exorcist rip-offs and sparkly creatures of the night. The future of horror is in your hands or in this case, your wallets. P5YCH has a fairly respectable backing at the moment and will ultimately be funded by Holmes and Tiffany J. Shuttleworth until the cavalry arrives; That would be you and the investors that this campaign hopes to attract.
We are not in the business of promoting all Kickstarter projects or Indygogo projects or whatever fundraising vehicle artists choose to use, but we know horror, and we’d like to think we know when we see a keeper. P5YCH is a movie that you’ll want to see made. If you’re a fan of the new wave of meta-cinema that’s hitting the ground running through Hollywood, take time to get behind one of its future stars.
Stop over HERE to make your pledge to good horror. There are several different pledge levels that offer varying degrees of gratitude (parting gifts). There’s a limited amount of time left for these creative folks to meet their $20,000 goal. The horror community will thank you starting with The Liberal Dead crew.