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$4,723
pledged of $125,000pledged of $125,000 goal
36
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 14 2015 2:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

“Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” 

                                                                                              - Clive Barker

THE ATTRACTION

First of all, thank you for looking at this project!  There is a myriad of Kickstarter campaigns out there - especially for films - and you've by to see what this one is all about. 

Return to Scream Park is a sequel and follow up film to Scream Park (shot in 2012, released in 2014).  The first film ran a successful campaign for finishing funds, eventually raising over 200% to goal to complete the movie.  We're back because we want to continue the story of Scream Park.  

The first film was successful in the sense it was a proof of concept.  I wanted to prove I could write, produce, and direct a film from script to screen, going the proverbial distance.  Scream Park was picked up for distribution and released on shelves (virtual and physical) in April 2014.  The film reached far and wide - including a film festival screening in London and distribution in Germany.  A happy ending to a journey requiring persistence, fortitude, and sacrifice.   

Horror on Sea London Horror Festival
Horror on Sea London Horror Festival

For a year after the film launched, I was inundated with queries about a sequel.  The film ends (SPOILERS!) on an ambiguous note, and many were anxious to see where it went from there.   Even with so much interest, and the wide release of the first film, funds have been difficult to procure to advance the project - so I've decided to return to Kickstarter. 

RE-OPENING FOR BUSINESS...

Return to Scream Park picks up 2 years after the events of the first film, after a brief interlude at the beginning with a paranormal group investigating the closed park as part of their YouTube show.  The park has since been purchased by a mysterious corporation and is undergoing renovations by a group of college co-eds over the summer.  The local sheriff continues to dig into the events of the night the employees were murdered, and his daughter is among the co-ed renovators.  Then, suddenly, the murders begin again...

PRICE OF ADMISSION

The first film came in at just over $40,000 to finish.  The crew was comprised of hungry and driven volunteers, and the cast were primarily local up and comers.  Now we're looking to raise $125,000 to produce a professional film and get the footage in the can.  We're trading out our DSLR cameras for REDs, hiring SAG and SAG-eligible actors, and upping the ante in F/X and stunts.  To be upfront, none of this money goes to me personally.  As in the first film, I'm relegating myself to a "points on the back end" recoupment, allocating all funds to everything that goes on screen.  $125,000 is the lowest amount we can spent to get the film in the can and not sacrifice story or quality of the film.  We can also go out and get some horror icons to appear!  This sum also includes Kickstarter fees and rewards costs put into a nice, round number. 

Our simplified budget breakdown looks something like this:

Return to Scream Park Budget
Return to Scream Park Budget

 The F/X budget has expanded from the first film, and we've had to go to an entire company, Tolin F/X, to help us out.  They will be handling blood and gore effects, custom prop fabrication, stunts, and a myriad of other special stuff!  

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!

We wanted to go above and beyond with rewards this time around, offering up all different kinds of cool stuff.  We were kind of limited in the original Kickstarter, only being able to offer DVDs, Shirts, Posters, and the like.  This time around, we tried to be more creative!

Limited Edition Blu-ray and VHS
Limited Edition Blu-ray and VHS
Custom iPad Designed by Fusion of Ideas
Custom iPad Designed by Fusion of Ideas
     
New Promo Artwork for Scream Park
New Promo Artwork for Scream Park
Hand crafted 6" Iggy Figure
Hand crafted 6" Iggy Figure
12" Vinyl Record (Artwork May Differ Slightly)
12" Vinyl Record (Artwork May Differ Slightly)
The original "Horse" painting by Rhonda Libbey
The original "Horse" painting by Rhonda Libbey

Custom T-Shirt and Return to Scream Park Poster Artwork Coming Soon! We'll make sure to get them up as quickly as possible for everyone to see.

For more information, visit www.returntoscreampark.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Risks and challenges

With minimal financing to move the project into production, our biggest challenges will be to stay on budget, on schedule, and on task while shooting the film. In order to stay fine tuned and well oiled, a lot of thought and prep has gone into the film -- from pre-visual work to block and plan scenes, to Special F/X prep work, to keeping the schedule tight and quick but giving actors enough time to bring several takes.

Setbacks can always happen, including going over schedule or budget. We're prepared to do whatever it takes to get this film in the can and make it as enjoyable and professional as possible! You can follow the progress of the film on Cary Hill's series of articles on www.moviepilot.com.

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    Thanks for helping Part 2 happen! A big thanks across our social media. You get to tell your friends you helped make an awesome horror sequel.

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    Get regular insider updates on the film's production, a .PDF copy of the script on the film's release date (read it or avoid spoilers, up to you!) and a sticker that says "I Went to Scream Park and All I Got Was Murdered."

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    Bloody good HD! Get a limited edition of the first SCREAM PARK on Blu-ray and Return to Scream Park on DVD. We'll give you a shout out on social media too!

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    Go old school and get the original Scream Park on limited edition VHS! Comes with set of 2 new 11" x 17" posters for Scream Park and Return to Scream Park. We'll also throw in a copy of Return to Scream Park on DVD AND put your name in the film's credits.

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    Best Value!
    Get BOTH the original and the new film on Blu-ray, AND the VHS! For fun, we'll throw in a T-Shirt of your choice , both newly designed posters, and your name in the credits.

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    Get both films on Blu-ray and a ClayGuy hand-crafted Iggy (Nivek Ogre) figure. All go great on your movie shelf or in your creepy basement.

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    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**
    Both films on Blu-ray, the Iggy figure, two 11x17 posters, and the 12" Vinyl.

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    Everything from $150, both 11x17 posters, AND a Limited Edition 12" vinyl single in blood red of the RETURN TO SCREAM PARK theme by composer Christian Kriegeskotte. This is an exclusive version of the theme NOT featured in the film, only on this record.

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    Get it all! Both films on Blu-ray, the SP VHS, the Iggy figure, the sticker, T-shirt of your choice, the vinyl, and both 11x17 posters.

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    This one's for the bloggers and hard-core fans: Everything in $315 level, as well as a press-kit for the film, exclusive interview with the director, early access to the script and the film as well as regular production and post-production updates, stills, and clips.

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    Be in the film! No, really! We'll have you provide a video clip simulating a news interview about the park in the film reopening. The clip will be put in the film as part of a news report on TV with all the characters watching. Oh and get the $315 level stuff.

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    Get the Blu-rays, Vinyl record, T-shirt of your choice, and the original Scream Park "Horse" oil painting used for the film's artwork. Check out the image below. This is a one-of-a-kind artwork, painted by artist Rhonda Libbey. Measures nearly 2 x 3 feet.

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    Get everything from $500 plus a customized Apple iPad with exclusive content, including behind the scenes goodies, digital copies of both films, the scripts, and more! We'll also put your name in front of the film as an Associate Producer!

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    Halloween Double Feature! We'll rent a theater in your home town in October to show both movies back to back. We might even show up (you've been warned) to watch with you. (Schedules and theater cooperation pending) You also get an Executive Producer credit and everything from the $2k level.

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Funding period

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