“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.
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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
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.
$50 Pledge gets you FIVE digital copies of a Shane McKenzie book, plus more.
$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
- 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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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