Horror/Comedy about a film crew who, while shooting their own horror movie, start getting killed off one by one by an unknown killer.
X-MAS THE MOVIE
Struggling black writer/director, Kobe Jackson, sunk every penny he had into making the perfect movie trailer for his horror masterpiece entitled, “X-Mas!,” a film about a crazed African American Santa Clause killer who preys upon pretentious white people. He catches his big break when first time producer, Jesse Cavatellie, a typical Hollywood party girl living off her parents’ trust fund, offers to fund the full version of the film. With too much time on her hands and nothing to do, Jessie does what every bored Hollywood girl would do - produce a movie.
Kobe and Jessie conjure up the best available cast to star in this low budget gore fest. There’s Kate, the dumb hot girl whose best skill is flashing her breasts, Brenda is the hot Asian, who sadly, is also the brains of the picture, Tom the hot-tempered, pretentious prick who only cares about his lines, X-Mas, the ill cast British and flamboyantly gay actor hired to play a mass murderer, and finally, Blake Richwolski, from the ‘tween classic WB show, “The PBC,” or better known as the “Pretty Boys Club.” Unfortunately, Blake’s not pretty anymore, but Jesse is hoping he can carry the lead role better than he carries his liquor. Each character seems to perfectly fit their role, not that they’re good actors, but because it seems they’re just playing themselves.
The actors quickly discover they’re not part of a James Cameron blockbuster when they arrive on set. The lodgings, which also double for the dilapidated spooky house for the shoot, has no power or running water. They are also shocked to find that their entire crew is one man. Michael is a crazy local, who handles all the aspects of production, including camera man, boom operator, special effects operator, etc. This is all thanks to Jesse having to blow most of the budget on bailing out Blake for his most recent DUI (which makes number five).
Despite the issues the cast members have with each other, especially the bitterness Tom has toward Blake for “stealing” his role on the PBC, Kobe is able to get everyone rallied for their first table read. Just a few pages in, a mysterious wind blows out the candles, and they hear a loud crunch. They come to discover that an axe has been lodged into the head of one of the cast members. With no phone reception, no working vehicle, and miles from any help, Jesse convinces the group to keep shooting the film until the wrap party caterers show up days away.
Unfortunately for the cast, people keep mysteriously dying one by one, including Kobe, the director. Determined to finish what she started, Jesse manages to keep shooting the film by using the actors’ dead bodies in scenes. In the end, the only two apparent survivors are Jessie and Blake, who is now a drooling vegetable due to the injuries he incurred while shooting.
Jessie puts together her own vision and releases her film to rave critic reviews. Becoming a hero for surviving the X-Mas massacre, we discover that Jessie was responsible for the murders, but has pinned them on the entire cast. It’s the perfect murder, or murders, and Jessie has finally made her mark in Hollywood.
The writing duo behind this Holiday Horror-Com are Jeff Hodsden (Disney, P.I.S.) and Todd Rulapaugh (P.I.S., Stand-Up). Add a few other seasoned vets of character driven comedies to the mix and you have the creative team behind what is sure to be a side-splitter of a horror film.
This is your chance to make some Hollywood magic! The script is polished and shiny, a portion of the cast is secured, locations locked, corpses are on ice, and business plans (and a bunch of other accounting stuff) are already finished to make sure X-Mas is a viable, shovel-ready project. We just need some early holiday cheer so the director can get the cameras rolling and call "Action!"
The money raised by the generous, art-supporting kickstarter community will be used to finish casting, complete pre-production, and start filming. We will then find a production company to match the funds raised online in order to launch our distribution campaign.
We are confident that with your help we can bring this exciting film to the big screen, promising big laughs and screams of terror. So join us in making the entertainment world proud and giving our friends with incontinence an excuse for pissing their pants.
Merry "X-Mas," Bitches!!
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May 5, 2012 - Jul 4, 2012 (60 days)
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An even BIGGER ASS thank you, plus an autographed DVD of the film from the writers.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A GIANT ASS thank you with DVD, plus an autographed movie poster signed by the cast and writers.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A KIM KARDASHIAN ASS thank you! All of the above, plus the official "Merry X-Mas, Bitches!" official T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus, while you're laughing your ASS off at the movie, wearing your bloody X-Mas T-shirt, you'll also be sipping a cold one from your X-Mas beer mug. Holla!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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What up Hollywood producer?! All of the above, plus your name will be listed in a special producer section in the closing credits of the movie. Also, exclusive email updates, photos, videos, and updates of the production.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus an exclusive one on one Skype interview with the writers. We can talk about the movie, Hollywood, problems with your family, gardening, and even share our favorite recipes. Yay!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Thank you for skipping your car payment this month! All of the above, plus two tickets to the cast and crew screening in Los Angeles, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. (Transportation and accommodations not included)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All the cool stuff we mentioned before, plus an autographed bloody axe, from X-Mas himself. (The axe is fake, but the blood might be real) - Also, Brian Groh, the long-haired guy from the video, will give you a strand of his beautiful long hair. (Transportation and accommodations not included)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, except Brian's hair (he needs some so his girlfriend doesn't leave him). You'll be the hit of this year's Halloween party when we send you a Santa suit and blood to make your very own X-Mas costume. (Transportation and accommodations not included)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in the opening credits!!! All the above, plus you get to come to the set and hang out, or even have the coveted role as an extra! Also, four tickets to the movie premier and after party!!! (Transportation and accommodations not included)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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YOU MADE IT! All of the above (except Brian's hair) and... a SPEAKING ROLE! Spend a day (or two) on the set, and you can invite four of your friends to the WRAP PARTY at a cool Hollywood location. (Transportation and accommodations not included)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013