Since finances should never get in the way of good art, we’ve compiled a few crowdfunding projects that are vying for your attention this month. Like what you see? Toss them some cash and help shape the future of horror!
The Night the Kids Found Out
Like many of us, Ryerson University student group, Homeroom Productions, love 80s horror. Their short film follows the plight of three outcast teenagers as they attempt to solve the mysterious disappearance of their school’s star athlete. While the atmosphere is of the decade, the diverse cast and crew aim to give voices to those who weren’t heard from 30 years ago.
Accomplished filmmaker Richard Rowden is putting on the director/writer/producer hat for the third time with Patient 329. Inspired by his own medical issues, this short film is a psychological thriller, set in the mountains of Scotland. Charged with delivering a package to a research facility, Kieren and Sieed must traverse a wilderness in which an airborne illness is turning men into beasts. But is the disease a natural phenomenon, or by design?
Dawn of Fear
Fans of the Silent Hill and Resident Evil will want to look into the single player survival horror video game, Dawn of Fear. Plunged into a labyrinthine nightmare world, you must solve puzzles and work with limited resources and ammunition to fight your way out. Pairing an eerie atmospheric soundtrack with a large dose of darkness, and some gruesome imagery, this game aims to keep the hairs on the back of your neck permanently on-end.
Writer Mallie McCown isn’t just creating a horror-comedy, she’s challenging on-screen gender roles. Her experimental film, about four roommates coming to terms with their cat-demons, takes a script written for male characters, but employs the talents of female actresses instead. Help her support women in film, while exploring whether gender makes a difference when it comes to comedy writing.
Quiet Room Bears
Artist Lee Howard has spent the last 17 years creating one-of-a-kind horror pieces—the Quiet Room Bears. Now, he wants to tell their back-story. His film centers on Simon, whose home renovations are interrupted by the mysterious arrival of a collectible plush bear. Bearer—ahem—terror ensues.