About this project
Hi, I'm Pete Carter, creator and director of "Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse". I'm a professional Michael Jackson tribute artist and have been performing around the world for the past 13 years. For the past five years I have created and produced a live stage show for Six Flags Fright Fest called Ghoulmaster's Ghosts. I, myself, have taken the position of writer, director, choreographer, performer, set designer, prop builder, costume designer, photographer, graphics, video editing, special effects, and make-up.
In 2014, I moved to Los Angeles with a nightmare. I dreamt of a theater experience like no other. As if you just walked onto the set of The Munster's or The Addams Family and Michael Jackson's Thriller and Ghosts videos came to life in your face. Just add some sexy ghouls, rock 'n roll, glamour, cobwebs and glitter, and you have Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse. A celebration for those of us who choose to live the Halloween lifestyle all year round. A celebration of acceptance and living your life for YOU!
With "Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse" I hope to bring the message of acceptance, anti-bullying, and living your life for yourself. I've just always felt that we all have such a small amount of time on this Earth, and we need to have fun, be weird, love each other, love ourselves and don't worry about what others are saying or thinking. Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse is going to be that escape for so many people.
"One person's craziness, is another person's reality" - Tim Burton
Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse can best be described as Pee Wee's Playhouse meets Rocky Horror Picture Show. The one and only Ghoulmaster welcomes you into his world for a spooktacular night of dance, magic, music, comedy, special effects, and burlesque! An unforgettable, frightening, intimate theater experience not for the faint of heart! Sexy ghosts, hilarious ghouls, and mind blowing special effects. A PG-13 visual feast for the eyes!
WHO IS GHOULMASTER?
If Count Dracula was an eccentric 80's pop star- you'd have Ghoulmaster. A mysterious immortal being whose main goal is to scare, shock, and awaken the senses. The King of Halloween, Horror Royalty- he controls all the ghouls, the ghosts, and the goblins- releasing them upon us every year on Halloween. Ghoulmaster is an intriguing, androgynous, goth superstar with an ego and attitude to match. He's known for his outrageous costumes often involving corsets, platform boots, top hats, leather and chains. One of his signature features is his long pointed tongue. He lives in a beautiful decaying Victorian mansion with an unforgettable cast of characters.
"The suspense is terrible... I hope it'll last." - Willy Wonka
If you love Halloween, vintage Hollywood horror, make-up, costumes, puppets, and BLOOD- you are in for a treat, and more than a few tricks! In Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse, it's a constant costume party. The audience will be encouraged (REQUIRED!!) to wear costumes and become part of the show! Dress Code: The stranger, the better.
"I mean, if you have a hunchback, just throw a little glitter on it, honey, and go dancing." -Party Monster
With your support we plan to open Ghoulmaster's Haunted Playhouse in Hollywood, CA in May of 2015 for a limited run of shows. Your donations will determine how big we can make this production, and will determine what kind of venue! To be honest- the $25,000 goal is the MINIMUM we need to even get this project going. This is just the first phase of funding. If we can pass that goal- we can take this show to the level it deserves! We also plan to take the show on the road, and visit a city near you!
"I am committed to my art. I believe that all art has as its ultimate goal the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine. I believe that to be the reason for the very existence of art."- Michael Jackson
Risks and challenges
As with any production, there will be challenges. The entire project is a challenge. And it is one that I am confident I will complete successfully. When I do something, I put 100% into it- especially since it's my life's passion. Everything I have done in the past was on a limited budget. I am asking you now to let me show you what I can do. Let's take this creep show to another level!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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