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A young drifter comes to the aide of a lonely Freak Show Lobster Girl who is convinced that the Spider Girl is trying to kill her. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 27, 2013.

A young drifter comes to the aide of a lonely Freak Show Lobster Girl who is convinced that the Spider Girl is trying to kill her.

Los Angeles, CA Shorts
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What's It All About?

SPIDORA is a dark journey inside the world of Dr. Graves' Palace of Illusions; a Museum of Human Oddities where mysterious creatures like Electra, Spidora and Mora, the Lobster Girl, command the stage. It is a world trapped between light and shadow where anything can happen... and does.

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Who's Behind This?

This short film will be written, produced and directed by Cult Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray who reshapes his fascination with all things weird and strange into a noirish story about love, revenge and being different.

Fred's track record for getting films produced and distributed is legendary. He has directed a galaxy of stars including Oscar winners Cliff Robertson and Martin Landau, as well a popular culture icons like Christian Slater, Telly Savalas, Lee Van Cleef, Dennis Weaver, George Hamilton, John Carradine and Morgan Fairchild... if you ever wanted to be on the inside track as a film is produced here's an opportunity to get involved on the ground floor.

Who's In this?

Casting is all important on a film like SPIDORA and we are fortunate enough to have the very talented actor, Jerry Lacy (Reverend Trask on TV's classic horror soap opera, DARK SHADOWS) on board to play Dr. Graves. New cast members will be announced as the production progresses.

What Are We Planning To Do?

Funds raised via this campaign will go directly into producing the film, with any monies raised beyond our initial goal being applied to the distribution and promotion of the finished project.

We're looking for $15,000 in production funds, but would like to surpass that amount as additional funds would be helpful in getting the film into theaters and festivals.

SPIDORA, when completed, will screen theatrically in the Los Angeles market, followed by appropriate Festival entries and finally onto DVD via Retromedia Entertainment, Inc.

New Reward Just Added!

We've just ADDED an additional perk of a signed photo from JERRY LACY to every reward starting at $35 and beyond. This is retroactively applied to ALL current backers and is automatically a part of your rewards regardless of when you came on board!

What Kind Of Perks Are Available?

Perks include some very cool items like signed copies of Fred's rare Sideshow book, GRIND SHOW and his Surf Guitar retro monster movie tribute CD, SCARED TOPLESS. There's even a lunch on us with FRED OLEN RAY and JERRY LACY at Hollywood's famous private club, THE MAGIC CASTLE. You just have to get yourself there!

Stay up to date with our progress at our SPIDORA Facebook Page!

Help us make SPIDORA a reality. Get your Freak on and help us make this film!

Risks and challenges

All the usual risks involved in the film making process apply. We could be struck by lightening or a massive earthquake could hit just as we're filming (but that already happened to us once on BIKINI DRIVE-IN, so maybe we'll get luckier this time). We have a strong track record for making things happen and fortunately possess our own cameras, lights and sound equipment. Lots of things could happen, but the bottom line is that the producer-director, Fred Olen Ray, has successfully made over 100 feature films and we're fairly confident that this one can be produced without any major disasters befalling it.

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    A Special "thank you" on our website, www.spidoramovie.com. and our eternal gratitude!

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    A pdf downloadable copy of the screenplay.

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    A signed photo from Fred Olen Ray plus a pdf download of the screenplay.

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    4 backers

    Signed Photo of Fred plus a downloadable pdf promotional 11x17 poster of the film and screenplay.

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    18 backers

    Signed Photo plus a digital download of the poster, screenplay and finished film

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    DVD of the finished film, signed photo, plus "Ask Fred a Dumb Question" via email - need advice? Here it is.

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    18 backers

    DVD of the finished film, signed photo from FRED and one from JERRY LACY, and, plus "Ask Fred a Dumb Question" via email - need advice? Here it is.

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    7 backers Limited (1 left of 8)

    DVD of the finished film plus a shrink-wrapped CD of Fred's SCARED TOPLESS Surf Guitar album, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster.

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    6 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus a shrink-wrapped CD of Fred's SCARED TOPLESS Surf Guitar album, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster. Plus signed photo of JERRY LACY

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    3 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus a signed copy of Fred's book, GRIND SHOW, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster.

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    DVD of the finished film plus a signed copy of Fred's WEIRD MENACE horror anthology, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster.

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    DVD of the finished film plus a signed copy of Fred's book, GRIND SHOW, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster. Plus signed photo of JERRY LACY.

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    DVD of the finished film plus a signed copy of Fred's WEIRD MENACE horror anthology, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster. Plus signed photo of JERRY LACY.

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    DVD of the finished film plus a 30 minute phone call from Fred, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster.

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    3 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus a 30 minute phone call from Fred, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster. Plus signed photo of JERRY LACY.

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    2 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus BOTH signed books and CD, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster.

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    2 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus BOTH signed books and CD, plus signed HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS special poster. Plus a signed Photo of JERRY LACY.

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    1 backer

    DVD of the finished film plus a set visit (travel and accommodations cost at contributors expense)

    If a set visit cannot be arranged then you may substitute two mailable or downloadable perk packages listed above.

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    4 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus set visit and an invite to the Screening Party (travel and accommodations cost at contributors expense) plus a "Special Thank You" in the END CREDITS.

    If a set visit cannot be arranged then you may substitute three mailable or downloadable perk packages listed above.

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    3 backers

    DVD of the finished film plus set visit, invite to Screening Party and a shared Associate Producers’ credit in END TITLES. Plus appear as a Extra in the film. (travel and accommodations cost at contributors expense)

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    DVD of the finished film, plus set visit, invite to Screening Party and lunch at the Magic Castle with FRED OLEN RAY and JERRY LACY, plus a shared Associate Producers credit in the MAIN TITLES. Plus appear as a Featured Extra with a line of dialogue. (travel and accommodations cost at contributors expense)

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    3 backers Limited (3 left of 6)

    DVD of the finished film, set visit, invite to Screening Party and lunch at the Magic Castle with FRED OLEN RAY and JERRY LACY, plus a shared Co-Executive Producers credit in MAIN TITLES. Plus appear as a Featured Extra with a line of dialogue. (travel and accommodations cost at contributors expense)

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Funding period

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