We've reached our PRIMARY GOAL! But the journey isn't over yet, we still need to go towards our stretch goal of 50,000, every dollar goes towards the production of the film!
I've spent the last two years of my life putting everything into making this film a reality. Some of you fans have been on that journey with me, following along on our facebook fan page or twitter. Asking over and over again, when is Cletus actually coming? Following the RISE of a new HORROR FAMILY for a new generation of horror and genre fans alike.
After we launched our Kickstarter, there were a lot of things that were happening behind the scenes. Now we're just trying to raise the GAP funding to get the production into high gear, so we can start shooting in Austin, Texas!
Every Family Has It's Secrets! Horror fans, don't you want to see Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Devils Rejects) in a new horror franchise brining to life a new horror family. Along side other cool horror icons like Ed Neal (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) John Dugan (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) acting in the same film for the first time EVER!
But the badass KILLER cast doesn't stop there! We have scream queens, along with amazing HOT upcoming cast of actress.
Can we make this project without sacrificing everything that we've worked so hard to make? YES WE CAN!
"We are each our own devil and we make this world our hell.” Oscar Wilde.
The Mangled tells the bloody tale of a family celebrating a 25th anniversary on a rainy night in Southern, Texas. When four twenty-somethings come pounding on their door desperate for help. And one of them serious injured. But as the night goes on, we find out the Bates have secrets of their own.
The script took me two years to write, and was inspired by my love for all things horror, and horror families, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Devil Rejects.
I can not say enough how honored I am to have this amazing cast that is attached to the film.
From left to right: Bill Moseley (Bill Bates) Michael Berryman (Frank Bates) Sue Rock (Margaret Bates) Ed Neal (Grandfather Bates) Heidi James (Lillian Bates) (Abbey Bates TBA) Jacqui Holland (Josephine Bates) John Dugan (Uncle Bates) Debbie Rochon (Beth Bates) Taya Parker (Myra Bates) Sophie Gotberg (Daisy Bates) Rebecca Olijczenck (Pet) Cletus Bates (TBA)
We're very fortuned to have Horror Composer Harry Manfredini to be composing a heart pounding, unrelenting horror score for our film. Along with having him on board, we also have some amazing indie bands that will also be on our Soundtrack. It's going to be Killer!
Harry Manfredini created the original and now iconic score for Friday the 13th....
- Swamp Thing
- The Hills have Eyes II
- Friday the 13th - A new Beginning
From left to right: Elissa Dowling - Zombina and the Skeletones - Taya Parker - Green Gobyln Project - Dead Dick Hammer and the T.B.A Band - some of the bloody awesome bands and singers that will be on the soundtrack for the film!
My good friend Martin Moody as agreed to be our Director of Photography, we both have similar styles. Martin has been in numerous huge budget films along with small budget shorts. His work is always amazing. We want this film to be shot really raw, natural to give the audience a visceral ride of your lives!
We're going to be shooting THE MANGLED on the RED Scarlet, originally we wanted to shoot the film on super 16, but because of budget restraints we're going digital. It breaks both Martin's and my heart that film is slowly dying. Both of us attending film school and being camera geeks, we wish this wasn't so. But we feel like we can accomplish the same look and feel with the RED Scarlet (minus the film grain).
Hawgfly Productions Inc. have agreed to do the SFX for the film, and one half of the GORE GIRL team Meredith Johns. We're doing the film with all practical effects. We've already gone over all the kills in the film, and they are going to be bloody AMAZING!
We get the true honor of having Horror Icon and legend Kane Hodder will be our Stunt Coordinator for the film - along with having an acting role in it as well. For an epic battle that will have horror fans talking about for years to come.
We're planning on shooting "The Mangled" right outside of Austin, Texas in Granger, Texas at the same house they shot the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" 2003 remake at. This is going to be an exciting location that's going to bring "The Mangled" to life.
After we launched our Kickstarter, we began talks with a new investor that wants to put up most of our budget. But we still need $50,000 to fill in the GAP to make the film happen.
We set our GOAL at 5,000 - because Kickstarter is ALL-Or NOTHING. We've slashed our budget down to the bones to make this happen.
This amount is ultimately what we need to cover the entire gap to get us over the hump to being able to make this film possible. If somehow hell freezes over and we’re lucky enough to exceed this goal, it will allow us to get us some more time on set.
But no matter what, big or small our budget is—THE MANGLED MOVIE is going to be a scary thrill ride of a FILM! You have our word. With the cast we have in place. YOU KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE HELLUVA a RIDE!
We've got a lot of Bloody Amazing INCENTIVES for you guys starting with the heart pounding KICKSTARTER SURVIVORS TOUR! These TICKETS will only be SOLD on here, you won't be able to get them any where else! With Exclusive Q&A afterwards with cast and crew!
Too walking down the RED CARPET with us at the Alamo, DraftHouse premiere in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas with the CAST.
To even becoming an OFFICIAL SPONSOR for product placement in the film. Have your LOGO, BRAND in the movie Like one of these amazing SPONSORS we already have!
We look at it like this: Come on this journey with us. It only makes sense. And be apart of making this film a reality. A film that you'll be proud of saying when it comes out, "hey, I was apart of that" and years later, you'll have that same warm fuzzy feeling every time you watch the film or see it on cable television. We know you're going to LOVE this.
Whether you end up with a cool t-shirt or come hang out with us at a premiere, you'll know that without YOU this movie would never have been made.
If you can't contribute...that's okay - there's other mangled ways for you to help us...
1. SHARE our KICKSTARTER CAMPAGIN with EVERYONE you know on the planet.
2. Visit and LIKE our FACEBOOK Fan page: www.thefacebook.com/TheMangled
3. Follow us on TWITTER and please RT!
4. Create some bloody Mangled Fan art and share it on our tumblr page: http://themangled1.tumblr.com/
5. Participate in our upcoming CONTESTS on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER fan pages!
Thanks for your time and attention and watching our pitch video. We worked really, really hard on this campaign. See you at the movie!
Risks and challenges
ROB ZOMBIE: “WHEN PEOPLE PLUNK DOWN THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY FOR ME, I WANT THEM TO SEE SOMETHING AWESOME!”
We want you to be our Financers and our audience, so we can make a movie that you the FANS want without compromise. We realize it's risky, and this may not work at all. But here's a couple reasons why we feel like kickstarter is a good shot at making this film possible.
We're in a gray area - We have a Distributor who wants our film when we're done, however, they haven't given us any money -So, we still have the freedom to make the film we want. And make the film that you guys want as well.
Our goal is get back into pre-production mode, shoot the film in LATE JANUARY, so we can have the film ready for distribution and in a theater near you in 2014.
I've been working on this project for the pass two years, we've encounter a lot of obstacles along the way. But through out each of these hurdles that we've come across the cast, crew and Production team have not faltered. We have an amazing and talented team of Professionals on this film, a group of men and woman that I'm very honored to be working with.
If there are any delays in our schedule, because of scheduling of actors, permits to shoot in Austin - or the slightest little thing that may arise. We PROMISE from the bottom of our BLOODY HEARTS that YOU will be the FIRST to know.
All of your BLOODY goodies will be out to you by the dates that we have posted. If there was something that comes up that we couldn't meet a deadline that is listed, then we will let you know in advance on the delay. Which we hope doesn't happen.
If you're coming to visit us on set, we will keep you up to date on the schedule of the film, and coordinate a date and time for you to be there with us. If you're coming to an advance screening, we'll keep you in the loop for the actual date that it will happen. If there are any kinds of changes for the dates that we have listed for one of our screenings in 2014.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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