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Help make this exploitation horror movie about a group of students captured by a gruesome cannibal.
Help make this exploitation horror movie about a group of students captured by a gruesome cannibal.
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When a group of students are captured by a cannibal they met through an online forum, the peer-pressured loner of the group must not only avoid being eaten, but lead her classmates to freedom.

Cannibal Inferno is a horror film inspired by grindhouse movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Last House on the Left and Italian exploitation movies like Cannibal Holocaust and Zombi 2.

The story is about a cannibal who lures people to his apartment through an online cannibalism forum and eats them in perverse ways. He starts out with volunteering fetishists, but soon looks for unwilling victims to sate his appetite. When a group of students are making a documentary about cannibal fetishism they are captured by him. Now our heroine, the loner of the group who was peer pressured into joining them, must not only survive their horrific ordeal but lead her classmates to freedom. Can you imagine being at the mercy of a murderous cannibal with seemingly no way out? That’s a scary situation and when you see this movie you will be scared, shocked and grossed out.

Most horror movies from Hollywood these days are a PG-13, boardroom designed, politically correct series of jump scares with an annoying green filter. These movies are made with ridiculous budgets, but little creativity or daring. We believe in solving problems with our creativity, not by throwing money at the wall, and making something unique and challenging.

On the other end of the spectrum are low budget horror movies, which are often not much better. There are many amazing old exploitation movies, but films like these are not being made anymore. Most low-budget movies nowadays are made ironically and are basically comedies trying to be bad on purpose for laughs. We don’t like ironic movies. We take the genre completely seriously and want to make a movie that is genuinely scary and horrific, not a cheesy joke. We want to bring back the exploitation tradition and update it to our times.

You can make this dream come true and believe me, you won’t regret it. It’s very simple. You can contribute right here directly through this Kickstarter page and email us for any other type of help. We will also be extremely grateful if you spread the word and let others know about this tremendous opportunity. But be aware we have only 30 days so if you want to help, this is your chance to join us on this amazing journey.

The Team

I am Paul Kalkhoven and I will be the director and co-writer of Cannibal Inferno. It has always been my dream and life goal to make a feature film and the study of film has been the center of my life. Regardless of my struggles with Aspergers I have always worked on creative endeavors. During high school, I drew comics, organized plays and made short videos. I’m in college now and have taken classes on various aspects of film and have been part of the study club’s film commission. Making this movie is my dream, but as a college student these contributions are needed to make it a reality. In this project, I am supported by an amazing team working on this movie. Joining me so far are:

Elizabeth Curtis is the producer and co-writer on this movie. Winning theatre and art competitions in school, she went on to study photography while working as an appraiser where she gained organizational talents of great value to this production.

Robin Mol will be our gaffer/sound designer. When he isn’t working hard digging up archeological treasures he is immersing himself in film and following courses on other creative endeavors like graphic art. He will bring his hard-working attitude and creativity to the lighting and sound of this movie.

Our concept art will be created by Lyssane Stolk who is an enthusiastic artist who also studied graphic art. She will also help audition actors as our casting director.

Your support

We will keep the costs of this project as low as possible, but we still need your support to make this movie as amazing as possible. To enable quality actors to work on our film we will offer them a small compensation. Of course, a good horror movie has practical special effects. This will also bring some costs, but will improve the film greatly. These two factors will make it possible to truly make this a quality product. Below is our calculated budget:

Compensation actors......................€600

Wardrobe........................................€200

Food & drinks..................................€74

Special Effects.................................€320

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Total.................................................€1,194

We will keep you up to date during the whole process of making this movie so you know that your money is put to good use.

DVD Add-on

It is now possible to get a physical copy of the DVD sent to you. Because of the additional expenses for production and shipping, DVDs will cost €20. To do this, first pledge for a reward of €9 or higher, then:

1. Click the “manage your pledge” button on the project’s page.

2. Increase your pledge by €20 to claim the DVD.

3. Save your pledge. Do not change the tier that you originally pledged at.

We will send a message afterwards to confirm your reward. If there are any problems please let us know.

Locations

This film will be shot in the Netherlands but it’s an English language movie. To keep the costs on the movie low, we will use only a few locations. Most of the film will be set in and around this building which will be the home of the cannibal. It has many opportunities for suspenseful chases and confined terror. The only other locations, a dorm room and class room are easily acquired.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This will be a very lean production so there is a risk of not being able to do it within the time and budget. To make sure this project will be a success we will spend considerable effort carefully planning every shot and rehearsing every scene. By preparing the production thoroughly, the actual shooting will be as efficient and skillful as possible.

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    All the above and a download of a nostalgic grindhouse version of the movie. Relive the experience of watching a movie at a shady theatre in the 70’s. The sounds of grindhouse theater with will surround you and alternative titles, screen graffiti and jazzy trailers will take you back to the good old days. Doesn’t include rat droppings or suspicious seat stains.

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    Congratulations! You can now call yourself an executive producer and brag to all your friends. You will receive the score, all the extra’s and whichever version(s) of the movie you want. You will get to see the storyboards, early cuts of the movie and other behind the scenes content that will allow you to follow the production.

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Funding period

- (30 days)