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A serialized horror-comedy musical mystery that tells the story of one killer party over 13 weeks. Laugh, sing, and scream along!
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Killer Party is a horror-comedy musical mystery slasher webshow told in 13 bloody pieces.

It's the story of a popular girl trying to do the right thing instead of the cool thing. And an unhinged psychologist trying to crack the case. And a past-his-prime beer runner fighting for true love. And a sex-maniac who wants to have the raunchiest night ever. And a vengeful geek who's tempted and changed forever by the wild side.

But mostly, it's about an epic college graduation party and the masked psycho who's dying to kill the fun forever.

We've worked hard to write and refine this idea into a complete musical, eventually staging it as a sold-out concert reading in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Here are some highlights:

We're launching this Kickstarter to finally adapt Killer Party as a digital series, like we've always pictured it.

It's the perfect format to flesh out our diverse characters, revisit crucial moments from different perspectives, and bring to life the feeling of one long party night where anything seems possible and nothing is as it seems.

On the practical end, the serial format lets us focus on smaller scenes and situations, helping us tell a traditional slasher story in an innovative and offbeat way.

By pledging to this Kickstarter, you'll help pay for lights, cameras, and bloody effects, as well as become a part of a community of detectives who will laugh, sing, and scream as you crack the Killer Party case.

The music in Killer Party ranges from pop-rock to rap, and jazz to ballad, paying homage to classic musical theater traditions with an irreverent modern edge.

Here are two songs from the concert reading, NOTHING BUT YOU, a Disney-inspired breakup duet, and STONED TO DEATH, a profanely comedic rap solo:

Killer Party is the bloody brainchild of Amin Osman and Greg Karber, former roommates at USC's Writing for Screen and Television MFA program who bonded over their love of horror comedies and musicals.

Amin was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco and has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Southern California. He is currently executive assistant to producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, working with them on the 85th, 86th, and 87th Oscars, NBC's Sound of Music Live, Peter Pan Live, and The Wiz Live, and other upcoming film, TV, and Broadway projects.

Greg is from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas and the University of Southern California. He writes daily koans, produces monthly stage shows, develops video games, and makes comedy videos. He has been written about in the New Yorker and has appeared on CNN to discuss his work.

  • A digital copy of the soundtrack
  • A digital download of the completed series
  • Backers-only T-shirts
  • Your name in the show
  • Your scream in the show
  • You in the show as an extra
  • Appear as a featured death
  • A clue pack to help you solve the mystery
  • An original song about you or whatever you want
  • An Executive Producer credit
  • More coming every week!

We want to build a community around Killer Party. So please look through all the rewards, find one that you like, and help make Killer Party a reality.

Risks and challenges

Since almost the entire musical takes place in a single location (a party house), we'll be able to film it quickly and efficiently.

Still, filming is always hard work. Scheduling conflicts, technical difficulties, outrageous dry-cleaning bills four our blood-soaked wardrobe, blow-up arguments on set can all cause unfortunate delays and costs. But we have the skills and the experience to complete this project, and while it's going to be a lot of hard work, we're going to do our best to make like a Final Girl and survive -- and enjoy -- this Killer Party.

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    THE PSYCHO:
    Get a special thanks in the credits, a shoutout on Twitter, and access to a backers-only forum to discuss and debate the show.

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    THE CREEPSHOW:
    A digital download of the soundtrack, which you'll receive as the series is released, and a digital clue pack, filled with documents and evidence that will help you solve the mystery before everyone else.

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    THE FRIDAY THE 13TH:
    A digital download of the DELUXE soundtrack with demos, cut songs, and sheet music, which you'll receive as the series is released, and a digital clue pack, filled with documents and evidence that will help you solve the mystery before everyone else.

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    THE AUDREY II:
    A digital download of the entire series, edited together as a single film, as well as the deluxe soundtrack and clue pack.

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    THE KILLER EDITION OF THE FILM:
    A digital download that includes deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a commentary track, and the knowledge that you're helping make Killer Party even bigger and bloodier.

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    SHIRTS AT BLACK FRIDAY PRICE:
    Five shirts are available at a lower rate in honor of the day. In addition, this comes with the soundtrack and deluxe edition of the movie.

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    THE EVIL THREAD:
    A Killer Party T-shirt. These will only be made for Kickstarter backers. Also includes deluxe soundtrack and download of film.

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    THE ARMY OF DARKNESS:
    A Killer Party T-shirt made exclusively for Kickstarter backers and SIGNED by the cast and creators! Also includes soundtrack and download of film.

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    THE EARLY BIRD SONG SPECIAL:
    An original song about whatever you choose, written by Greg and Amin. (Also includes the deluxe soundtrack, T-shirt and download of the film.)

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    THE SCREAM QUEEN SPECIAL:
    Become a Scream Queen or King! You record your scream at home, and we'll add it to the show! (Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE CAMEO SPECIAL:
    Come on set and be an extra in the show. (Must be in -- or able to come to -- the Los Angeles area.) Also includes a T-shirt, deluxe soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE BLACK FRIDAY SONG SPECIAL
    An original song about whatever you want. This is a special for Black Friday and is only available for one day!

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    THE STAB SPECIAL
    You'll receive the prop weapon the killer uses, autographed by the writers and cast. (Plus a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE SONG SPECIAL:
    Amin and Greg will write a song about you or any topic you choose. (Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE JASON VOORHEES:
    We'll add your name to the show! Whether it's written on a wall or said by a character, your name will be said by a character in the series. (Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE DREW BARRYMORE:
    You'll be a featured kill in the show. (Must be in or able to come to the LA area. Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE FREDDY KRUEGER:
    You'll receive an Executive Producer credit on a single episode of the show. A great resume item! (Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    SATAN'S SPOILERS:
    We'll tell you the name of the killer one night before the release of the final episode. (Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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    THE FINAL GIRL:
    You'll receive Executive Producer credit on every episode. A great resume item! (Also includes a T-shirt, soundtrack, and download of the film.)

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