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A young punk and a houseful of drunks square off against the gang of militant straight edgers that he's abandoned.
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Who are we?  

Hey everyone! We're Jason Zink, Elliott Abel and the rest of the gang. All old pals and collaborators. Jason directs, Elliott is gonna shoot and all our friends help on set and corral all of our acting talent. As 20-something year old college students in 2011, we set out to make our first feature horror anthology... It's called Night Terrors. We're here now to raise funds for an ambitious follow up, but this time around -- we need you guys to make it bigger, better and something you wouldn't be embarrassed to wake up next to after a blackout! 

What is Night Terrors? A low-budget comedy/ horror anthology about a killer Santa, a mad scientist and a sexually transmitted flesh eating virus. The movie was shot for only $5,000 and took over two years to finish. When the dust had settled, we garnered some notoriety, found ourselves in some fests and received worldwide distribution through Camp Motion Pictures. Not too bad for that scratch, huh?

What's in our drink? ... we mean movie. 

Straight Edge Kegger is a movie inspired by the punk scene that most of us grew up in as well as the GRINDHOUSE flicks that have continued to inspire us well into our late-20's. But don't fret, boys and ghouls. The aesthetic will be much less destroyed on the feature than in the trailer -- we'll probably just keep the destroyed version to watch by ourselves 'cause we're cool like that.

AND ON THAT NOTE: The proof-of-concept trailer was meant to be just that. The actors in the trailer are NOT who we have planned for the feature -- including Jason Zink who would prefer to stay behind the lens. So make sure we get enough money so that you don't have to sit through an hour and some change staring at his ugly mug!

Punk is something that we've always tried to incorporate in our flicks, here at Weird on Top Pictures. From our Mohawk logo to our soundtracks, the DIY ethos and DAMN THE MAN mentality permeate all that we do. This film intends to be a culmination of all of those tendencies and we hope to do justice for both straight edgers and partiers alike! 

Who're the guilty parties?

Over the years, we've been lucky enough to meet a lot of really talented people. Putting those connections to good use, we've assembled a dream team of brilliant minds and funny peeps to be a part of our project. 

Here's some of our lineup:

With your help, Tim Gick plans to create the best damn Carpenter inspired synth score that you could ask for! Try to imagine if Disasterpiece had a baby with Goblin! If you check out the original trailer, you'll hear what we're talkin' about!

A very special thanks to Craig Tribble of Low Class Gallery who designed these killer buttons for us! Craig is a process artist with a sick sense of humor and a love for horror flicks. Naturally -- we get along just fine. Check out his Online Store to see some of the cool stuff he's servin' up!

When we released the mock trailer, our new friends over at The Hard Times dug the idea and plugged us on their antisocial media. Within a week, the trailer had right around 40,000 views and a whole bunch of shares and positive feedback. Just to be clear, they don't have anything to do with this Kickstarter. They just thought our idea was cool... so you should too!

Our theory is that IF every one of those 40k viewers donates only $1, all our dreams can come true. Well maybe not ALL our dreams... sometimes I dream that Matt Pinfield and I are best friends but we always cutely argue about music. Wait... what?

Check out some of our favorite comments. Maybe you'll be one on here!

 And last but not least, our favorite... We've come to recoup, John. 

 Of course, they can't all be winners:

 
We're sorry to hear that you didn't dig the title Nickolys, but we'll cut you a deal. If you contribute at the AUTOGRAPHED DVD level, we'll send you a personalized cover with whatever title you'd like! But just one 'cuz it's gonna be a big pain in our ass. 

Our close friends UGLYBoNES (and a good band as well) are more than happy to get bloody with us. They'll be one of the bands playing in the show and will definitely be featured on the OST (original soundtrack).

Check out their bandcamp if you don't believe us!

Almost-Guaranteed Distribution  

100 million homes... here we come! Because of the success of Night Terrors and our relationship with our previous distributor as well as some new friends, we're fortunate enough to already have distributors interested in purchasing the flick! That is a HUGE motivator for us this time around and all-the-more reason to make it a film that they can't say no to... or to which they can't say no? "Damn it Bork!" 

The plan is to be released on VOD (Video-On-Demand) in the fall of 2018 around that special holiday that we all love... HALLOWEEN! Platforms you'll see the flick on (hopefully): 

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Shudder
  • iTunes

& more! We're aiming for a limited theatrical run as well. There's a chance the exclusive Kickstarter autographed DVD (which you get by pledging just 50 smackers) may be the only hard copy released... potentially making it very rare. That means you can sell it later and make your own movie! We'd be so proud.

What will your money go towards?  

Movie makin'! Every cent goes directly towards the flick and the pledge perks... and mostly the flick. That covers everything from insurance, cast and crew wages, location fees, mustache grooming, costumes, props, camera and lens rentals, production design, grip and electric package, post-production, marketing, and distribution. As a backer of even just 1 buck, you'll have a direct hand in getting a movie made!  

100 PROOF Concept

We've been lucky enough to have been garnered some success on the festival circuit from our proof-of-concept trailer alone. Check out some of the honors below --

A FEW EXTRA SHOTS

At Weird on Top Pictures, we pride ourselves on being different. With that in mind, we've got a couple extra things up our sleeves.

  • If we reach our goal of $14,995, Jason Zink will get this number tattooed on his body and photographic evidence will be sent out to the backers. 
  • If we make more than our goal, the remaining balance will continue to get you perks at your tier level (minus physical goods) on the next project! So what does that mean? Basically, you're getting two for one. We can't supply all the posters, DVDs, etc. BUT if we make extra money that doesn't get spent on this particular project, then on the next project you will continue to get THANKS, PRODUCER CREDIT, etc. on the film!

We know... pretty cool, huh?

Thanks for givin' our page a read and double thanks for all of your support! Without friends, family and fans like you-- this film would not be possible.

We like to be a one-stop shop at Weird on Top Pictures so if you go to our site or follow us on our social media, you'll be able to check out all of our future projects.

AND if you're somebody that missed out on the campaign but still want to lend a hand, submit music or give us some cash for a project-- feel free to reach out to us at weirdontoppictures@gmail.com

Again-- THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

Risks and challenges

Everyone over here is feeling confident about making Straight Edge Kegger. Most of the legwork (securing locations, hiring the crew, putting together a reasonable schedule and budget, etc.) is already done! The difficulties in producing a movie are well-known to our seasoned crew but we will be going into this as prepared as possible. At this point, the biggest risk AND challenge will be meeting our Kickstarter goal. As you probably know, if we don't meet our goal within 30 days, the money is returned to you and therefore: no movie. Womp. Womp. But with your help, we can do this together. Here's your chance to be the movie producer you always wanted to be!

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    CHEERS!

    Thank you for your support! How nice of you to generously give us money without expecting anything in return! Are you buzzed?

    You'll get updates for future flicks!

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    Pick a side!

    And get personally berated by either a drinker or an edger on our website! Just let us know which one you are. All are welcome to be scolded!

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    Party Boy/Girl

    Nobody likes a warm beer... we meant soda! At this level you will receive an official Straight Edge Kegger KOOZIE.

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    A 20 Pack?

    The KOOZIE, PIN and PUNK FLYER REPLICA from the house show in the film.

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    Can you see straight?

    Want to be the first to read the script? You can rub it in your friends' faces that you know what's coming or even ruin the whole movie for them! What a pal!
    At this level, you'll also receive the KOOZIE and the PIN. Duh.

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    30 Brick

    And be among the first to own the flick - The digital download will be your first chance to watch so don't miss out on pre-ordering the movie!

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    Edward 40' Hands!

    Get it? Well... what do you know anyways? - You'll receive the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, SCRIPT PDF and the 20 PACK + get a THANKS in the credits!
    As an added bonus, we'll honor one of these lucky backers by writing your name (chosen at random and announced online) on someone passed out in the movie!

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    Herbie Hancock

    Just 50 smackers and you can be the first to own the DVD copy of Straight Edge Kegger... and we'll scribble our names or some funny stuff for ya. You pick!

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    What's in the box?!

    You'll receive our version of a holiday pack that includes stickers, buttons and more!
    Of course, this also includes the AUTOGRAPHED DVD and a THANKS... duh.

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    You've had 100 too many!

    Receive the ultimate party pack - Just one slightly easy payment gets you the AUTOGRAPHED DVD, SWAG BAG, THANKS and a MOVIE POSTER to boot!

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    Seeing double!

    Consider yourself a BELLIGERENT BACKER like the best of 'em! Your name will scroll like no other in the end credits under the heading "Belligerent Backers" and we'll even list you on IMDB, should you wish that upon your career. You'll also get to party hard with all the other swag listed above.

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    Ol' Style

    At this level, you get everything listed above as well as some memorabilia from our last feature NIGHT TERRORS! And we aren't talkin' T-shirts here -- instead you'll be getting script notes, props or severed heads!

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    Slurred speech!

    Chat with the Kegger creators! Jason and Elliott will hold a personal phone call or video chat with any backers, answering questions about the movie or the film industry and our experiences in general. Sound boring? Then lets chat about mall-walking, infomercials or laundry detergent instead. We only deal with obnoxious producers so this reward gets you the BELLIGERENT BACKER package as well as the DVD, T-Shirt, Poster and Swag!

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    Happy hour!

    Be a happy drunk and get TWO TICKETS to the CAST AND CREW SCREENING in Chicago (transportation and accommodations not provided). These tickets are a lite drink but they hit you hard! Come hang out with the creators and stick around for a Q&A and one-on-one time with the bizarre forces behind Straight Edge Kegger! Also included is the BELLIGERENT BACKER deal and all the rewards prior!

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    I'll do one... but just one!

    You know those shots in the movies where everybody looks like they're having a blast at a concert? WELL that could be YOU! That's right... for $1,000 you're invited to the house show to end all house shows in addition to the rewards prior!

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    Hitting your second wind?

    GET KILLED ON-SCREEN by the EDGERS! That's right -- we'll give you an on-screen death in Straight Edge Kegger at the hands of the invaders themselves. This is the moment your parents have been raising you for! Now we can't promise how elaborate your death will be, as sometimes all it takes is a quick slice and dice... But you'll also get professionally taken pictures of yourself in gore make-up, alongside your killer(s) and with the cast and crew! Transportation and accommodations to set not included, but when you arrive we'll be sure to greet you with your very own STRAIGHT EDGE KEGGER CAST/CREW T-SHIRT!

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    Don't drink and pledge!

    Become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of Straight Edge Kegger! Your name will appear in the OPENING CREDITS and you'll be invited to visit the set during production and editing sessions during post (transportation and accommodations not provided). You'll also be one of THE FIRST to see the trailers, marketing materials, finished film and to hold your own copy. This is the ultimate exclusive behind-the-scenes perk to go with every previous reward (except movie props) you'll get as well!

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    I'll tell you when I've given too much!

    WE'LL CRASH YOUR KEGGER! You pick the time, date, and location...and we bring you this -- the ULTIMATE STRAIGHT EDGE KEGGER!
    ... OR we can drink too.
    Available cast & crew will come to your hometown, office, frat house, church (uh, yeah), etc for a PRIVATE SCREENING + Q&A! Gather everyone from your high school or college to raise the money to get us there, and we'll bring tons of prizes and help pack the house! This would be an absolute blast!

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