Epic Pictures have just released the poster + trailer for upcoming Kickstarter funded horror project The Book Of Monsters
We have all heard of movies that are funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Someone pitches an idea for a movie and if it’s good enough, the public will donate cash towards the production of the film. In return, whoever donated the money will receive anything from props from the movie, early access to screenings, key art etc. If you have the big bucks and you donate a substantial amount you could receive a producer credit on the movie and get a cut of the profits.
What they’ve done with The Book Of Monsters puts a unique twist on the Kickstarter experience making it more interesting for both filmmaker and film fan.
HERE’S THE OFFICIAL PRESS-RELEASE FROM EPIC PICTURES
LOS ANGELES – Epic Pictures and DREAD are excited to release the key art, the trailer, and the pre-order link for the monster-driven, audience chosen, horror film, BOOK OF MONSTERS, releasing on March 19, 2019!
BOOK OF MONSTERS began life as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2017 with a unique twist – backers could vote on six key elements of the movie including what form the monsters would take and how they killed their victims! The result is a fun horror movie with buckets of gore and creepy monsters which have been brought to life with old-school practical effects and the participation of the audience.
“The love and support we have received from the horror community to get this film made was absolutely inspiring and since it premiered at FrightFest last year, we’ve been incredibly lucky to see the film play at horror festivals around the world,” said director, Stewart Sparke. “I’ve got to extend a huge thank you to all of our amazing Kickstarter backers for making the film possible in the first place and now to Dread for bringing the film to a much wider audience!”
After a successful run at genre film festivals last year, BOOK OF MONSTERS picked up 7 awards including “Best Film” and “Best Special FX” at the New York City Horror Film Festival.
Synopsis: Sophie’s 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell.
BOOK OF MONSTERS is directed by Stewart Sparke (The Creature Below), written by Paul Butler (The Creature Below), and starring Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser), Lyndsey Craine, Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton , and Michaela Longden.
Here’s the trailer. I hope you enjoy.
YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE BOOK OF MONSTERS HERE
As Always, thanks for reading.
Words by Moviehooker, Dread Central & Epic Pictures. More to follow as news is announced.