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El Gigante is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a crazy Mexican twist.
El Gigante is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a crazy Mexican twist.
El Gigante is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a crazy Mexican twist.
90 backers pledged CA$ 8,000 to help bring this project to life.

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El Gigante - Artwork by Frank Walls
El Gigante - Artwork by Frank Walls

“And I hope to f*ck that if somebody makes a film out of this thing – and somebody should – they’re smart and thoughtful and hard-working enough to include all the savory spices that make it such a far-better-than-you-had-any-right-to-expect kickass multicultural low-rent gutter sonofabitch.”

— John Skipp (from review of Muerte Con Carne at Fangoria.com), author of The Light at the End and The Long Last Call

- “Shane, how do you sleep at night?” — Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door and The Woman

- “Unflinching and uncompromising, tough and talented, Shane McKenzie stands at the forefront of the next generation of horror writers.” —Bentley Little, author of The Store and The Mailman

El Gigante will depict the first chapter of the novel (Muerte Con Carne), and will also be the opening scene to the feature film we hope to create. The first chapter begins with a man walking across the desert, dreaming of a better life in America for him and his family. Once he is over the border, exhausted and hardly able to stand, he is blinded by headlights. He is given food and water, and in his desperate state, he accepts. The next thing he knows, he is lying facedown in El Gigante’s wrestling ring.

Here is an excerpt from the script:

Founded by Gigi Saul Guerrero, Luke Bramley and Raynor Shima, LuchaGore Productions was created as a way to showcase our love for horror and genre films. Our shorts have gone on to screen at festivals all over the world, allowing us to connect with an international audience, and open up our ideas to cater to our fan base.

Our passion for horror and horror fans alike, gives us the drive to create compelling and visual stories.  Inspired by talented filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie, and Robert Rodriguez, we've blended their successes and turned them into our own. Spanish horror has been one of our biggest influences into making our films, and we thrive to bring something new and fresh to the table, that will cater to the horror fan base.

Like us at our LuchaGore Productions Facebook page 

Follow us on Twitter @LuchaGoreFilm

With careful planning and breaking down the script. We feel that $5,000.00 is a great start to create El Gigante. We have an amazing team that has worked with us on countless projects with very low budgets.  Of course if we do receive extra funding, it will go to towards making the film that much better.

Your donations will go towards:

  • Makeup/SPFX (Lots of BLOOD)
  • Costumes (Crazy Luchador OUTFIT)
  • Craft Services (100% Authentic Mexican food)
  • Location Fees
  • Set Building/Supplies (Can you say crazy wrestling ring?!?)
  • Equipment Rental 
  • Insurance 
Storyboard artwork by Frank Walls
Storyboard artwork by Frank Walls

For your donations we want to give you the greatest perks we can offer. We have examined what other projects have done and we think we can do better, with a little Mexican influence. Highlighted here are just some of the great perks we will be giving away.

 $25 Pledge gets you TWO digital copies of a Shane McKenzie book of your choice, and a digital copy of El Gigante the short film. How could we forget also a Pin-up photograph signed by of one of our sexy directors Gigi Saul Guerrero.

Photography by Pin-up Perfection $25 or more
Photography by Pin-up Perfection $25 or more

$50 Pledge gets you FIVE digital copies of a Shane McKenzie book, plus more.

$25 gets you two E books / $50 gets you five E books
$25 gets you two E books / $50 gets you five E books

$100 Pledge or more get a Muerte Con Carne T-shirt, and a signed paperback copy of Muerte Con Carne by Shane McKenzie.

$250 Pledge or more and Shane McKenzie will have a Skype meeting with you. Also he will write a short story using you as the main character, plus receive a limited edition El Gigante t-shirt made especially for the film.

$500 Pledge or more receive an Associate Producer credit for El Gigante.

  •  Limited edition art print signed by artist Frank Walls. 
  •  Shane will write you into the sequel to Muerte Con Carne. 
  • Includes all of the above
  • Limited to 10 backers
$1000 Pledge or more receive an Executive Producer credit for El Gigante.
  • Your own personal EL GIGANTE mask
  • Skype meeting with LuchaGore Productions
  • Includes all of the above
  • Limited to 2 backers

Risks and challenges

With every project that we've created, we are well aware of the risks and challenges when it comes to filming. We will complete this film to the best of our ability, and hold the most upright responsibility to our backers. As backers, you are also a part of this film. We encourage you to follow up on important updates on this page, as well Facebook/Twitter, where you can see El Gigante come to life. If you have any concerns or questions about the film, perks, or anything that you can think of, please ask us. We want your feedback!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $9

    Taco Special: Special Thanks! See your name slide across the screen like dribbling grease during the end credits.

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    Menudo: Not only will you get the juicy Thank You, but you will also receive a big, steaming bowl of digital goodness: two digital copies of a Shane McKenzie book of your choice, plus a digital copy of the finished film. And just in case you’re a messy eater, we’ll send you a poster to wipe your face with. And for dessert? We’ll send you a steamy, signed pin-up photograph of director Gigi Saul Guerrero.

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    El Coyote: This is just enough money to get you in the back of the van. It’s dark back there, and cramped, and the ride’s a bit rough. But don’t worry! To make up for that, we’ll send you a signed DVD copy of the finished film, plus your choice of any five digital copies of a Shane McKenzie book. And of course, you’ll still get your taco and menudo. We wouldn’t want you to get hungry.

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    La Migra: You’ll get your taco, your menudo, and a ride across the border in El Coyote’s van, but there’s always a chance you’ll be stopped by La Migra. If that happens, just pull on your Muerte Con Carne t-shirt, open up your signed paperback copy of Muerte Con Carne by Shane McKenzie, and act natural. (Includes all of the above)

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $225

    Mucho Oro: You wake up face-down in a stained wrestling ring with a luchador mask sewn to your neck. Uh oh! Because he’s a sick bastard, author Shane McKenzie will have a Skype meeting with you, just to see the look on your face before your inevitable demise. He will also write a short story using you as the main character, just so nobody will forget you. You will also get a limited edition El Gigante t-shirt made especially for the film. Even if you don’t survive, it’ll look damn smart on your corpse. (Includes all of the above)

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $451

    El Luchador: You’re lifted off your feet, slammed back down to the mat. One of your gold-capped teeth breaks off, lies in a puddle of blood beside your battered face. A massive hand picks it up and places it on top of a gold championship belt. Since it doesn’t look like you’re going to last long, Shane McKenzie will write you into the sequel to Muerte Con Carne. It probably won’t end any better for you though. You will also be credited as an Associate Producer for the film, and will receive a limited edition art print signed by artist Frank Walls. (Includes all of the above)

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $901

    El Gigante: You’ve now been beaten to a pulp by the biggest Luchador wrestler you have ever seen. You try to beg for your life, but can’t get the words past the blood flooding your mouth. We know it hurts, but just take a second to admire the bloody mask on El Gigante’s head. Since you like it so much, we’ll send you one! You will also be credited as Executive Producer for the film. If you somehow survive all of this, you will have a chance to yell at the twisted bastards responsible for your misery during your Skype meeting with LuchaGore Productions. (Includes all of the above)

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