Two students break into their high school to steal an exam, only to incur the wrath of the spirit of an ex-principal. Terror ensues.
It's The Breakfast Club meets Poltergeist when two students break into Baldwin High School to steal a Chemistry test, only to enrage the spirit of a killer Principal. Tonight, Chemistry will be held in hell.
Ghoul School, a short film going into production in mid-February, needs your help.
We're doing this very much in the style of our favorite 80's films, which means we won't be using any substantial computer generated effects. Ghoul School will be built one fog machine at a time. It's a very costly endeavor to make a film like this, and we need a terrifying amount of financial support for stuff like KC/STL equipment rentals, intricate prop construction, and the feeding all of these volunteers.
Ghoul School was written by best friends Brook Linder and Gregory S. Shultz, and it's a true story about true friendship - especially the part where the construction worker gets BROKEN IN HALF BY A MOP BUCKET.
Maybe we embellished a little.
Bryan Manning and Clay Mason, the duo responsible for the short film Apollo, will be tag teaming Director of Photography and Camera Operation along with Alex Crowder, who can do just about anything.
If you want to see a sample of our work, you can check out our Vimeo pages.
Brook Linder - http://vimeo.com/brooklinder
Bryan Manning - http://vimeo.com/bryanmanning
Clay Mason - http://vimeo.com/claymason
Alex Crowder - http://vimeo.com/alexcrowder
Greg Shultz - http://vimeo.com/user7996407
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 17, 2012 - Feb 16, 2012 (30 days)
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A digital download of the "Ghoul School" theme, written and performed by Phil Dickey (of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin) w/ Brook Linder (of Dragon Inn 3). If this song doesn't scare you, you're already dead.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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"What's happening in your neck of the woods?" asks The Today Show's Al Roker. You're about to find out with a subscription to Linus Mallory's "Ghoul School" magazine, the very same ghost-catching, conspiracy-busting publication from the film. It will be delivered via USPS with a bonus handmade ghoul finger puppet! Also, feast on your ears (?) with a digital copy of the "Ghoul School" theme.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Months from now the film will be copied onto a playable medium. It will include hilarious commentaries by Gregory S. Shultz, some sort of interactive feature involving Clay Mason, and much, much more. We're still working these things out, really. Whatever happens, you'll receive a DVD of the film + a handmade ghoul finger puppet, the "Ghoul School" magazine subscription, and a tight D.D. (digital download) of the theme.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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We have no doubt Phil Dickey's "Ghoul School" theme will be a smash hit. Hear it the way it was intended to be heard, painstakingly recorded and dubbed to a cassette tape just for you. Oh, and bonus tracks? You bet. What are they? Can't tell. Let's just say Phil has been covering 80's film themes in his spare time because he's insane, and you'll hear them in all their lo-fi glory. Tight! + ALL OF THE ABOVEEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Daniel Zender (http://danielzender.com/), an amazingly talented artist and overall good man, created an extremely limited-run piece inspired by "Ghoul School". It's gorgeous, and you'll receive a handmade screen print. + ALL OF THE ABOVEEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Let's get this out in the open, Gregory S. Shultz, who wrote on "Ghoul School", is an evil genius. For your terrifyingly substantial contribution to the production of "Ghoul School", you will receive two never-before-seen, Ghoul-inspired, not-yet-created pieces by Gregory S. Shultz, "A Portrait of Fear" and "An Essay on Fear." Also, Greg will watch Jurassic Park and record a commentary. It won't be funny. + ALL OF THE ABOVEEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Wow. I wish I could give you my car. Or Greg's car. I'm not going to come out and say "You can have Greg's car," but know I'm going to work on this. In the meantime, know you'll be credited as an Associate Producer/Head Ghoul. + ALL OF THE ABOVEEstimated delivery: May 2012
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Here it is, folks. The bigtime. You've shown us your love, and we'd like to throw a little romance back your way. Clay Mason will pick you up in his 1995 Toyota Camry and take you on an expenses paid lunch date to Houlihan's. No romance required, but suggested. Enjoy your chicken strips and decent conversation. I can come too, if you want. No? Oh, okay. I'll be at another table. Watching.Estimated delivery: May 2012