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Jeff MarkinBy Jeff Markin
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Jeff MarkinBy Jeff Markin
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$2,270
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 12 2015 4:19 AM UTC +00:00

About

This once-popular, kitschy combination of comedy, horror, and magic, descended from the days of vaudeville, has been all but forgotten.

I'm Jeff Markin and I've been fascinated by this lost piece of American popular culture since I was a kid, and I've waited years for someone to make the documentary on the subject. Finally, I realized that it was up to me to put my film degree and years in television to work to make the movie I wanted to see.

Traveling around the country, tracking down these old "Ghostmasters" has not been easy, but preserving their stories before they're lost forever is really a labor of love. Pop Culture Junkie and PCJFilms were formed to bring Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnight Spook Show to life. We need you We are asking for a modest $5000 to help offset production costs and travel expenses. We've traveled all over Ohio (where the Spook Show was first created by Jack Baker), Pennsylvania, California, and North Carolina, where we spent days with Phil Morris (Dr. Evil). Future travel plans include New York, Georgia, Michigan, and Virginia. 

Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnight Spook Show is also set to feature music by Midnight Syndicate. Check 'em out at www.midnightsyndicate.com

Money isn't everything, and there are other ways you can help. Share our links on facebook, tumblr, twitter, and other social networking sites. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.spookshowmovie.com

Risks and challenges

This is an all-or-nothing campaign, meaning that if the project isn't fully funded, you won't be charged for your pledge. If we don't fully fund the project here, we may not get to all the great Ghostmasters, and our deadlines will be pushed back while we self-fund the remainder. I've been obsessively researching the history of the spook shows for the last ten years and this is the film I've been waiting to see. With your help, I will finally be able to not only see it, but to share the story with the rest of the world.

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    Your $5 pledge will get you a special acknowledgement on ALIVE!! ON STAGE!! RETURN OF THE MIDNITE SPOOK SHOW's website.

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    For a $15 pledge, you will receive a limited edition replica "Fright Card" from Dr. Silkini's Asylum of Horrors, as well acknowledgement in the film's credits and on the website.

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    A pledge of $25 will get you the CD, OUT OF THE DARKNESS (RETROSPECTIVE1994-1999) by Midnight Syndicate, with a "Special Thanks" to YOU in the credits and an acknowledgment on the website.

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    A pledge of $25 will get you the CD, A PEACE SIGN IS ONLY A FINGER AWAY featuring Scream (Electric Dreams) by Mark Mikel, with a "Special Thanks" to YOU in the credits and an acknowledgment on the website.

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    A pledge of $25 will get you an autographed copy of Pete Biro's MEMOIRS OF A SPOOK SHOW GHOST, with a "Special Thanks" to YOU in the credits and an acknowledgment on the website.

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    For a pledge of $25 will get you a 11" x 17" mini poster for the film Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show. Inspired by a classic spook show poster design, this is a mini version of the in-demand poster. A pledge at this level also includes a "Special Thanks" to YOU in the credits and an acknowledgment on the website.

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    $30--A DVD of the finished film "Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show" (to be rewarded upon completion of the film) with a "Special Thanks" to YOU in the credits and an acknowledgment on the website.

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    A $50 pledge adds a T-Shirt with the poster art for "Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show" as well as the DVD of the completed film, and "Special Thanks" mention in the film's credits and website.

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    EARLY BIRD-COMPLETE SWAG PACK: Your pledge of $80 will get you a genuine, in-demand, limited pressing of the full-sized, 24" x 36" "Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show poster, a T-Shirt (specify size -- S, M, L, XL, XXL), a DVD of the finished film, with a "Special Thanks" to YOU in the credits and an acknowledgment on the website.

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    A $250 pledge will make you an Associate Producer on "Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show" and the film's website, as well as a credit on the film's imdb page. And we'll also send you the full Swag Pack, as described above.

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    For $500, you will find yourself credited as a CO-PRODUCER of "Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show," listed in the film's credits, website, and imdb page. You will also be a Guest of Honor at the Toledo-area premiere for the finished film (person pledging at this level will pay for all transportation, travel expense and lodging). You will also receive the complete Swag Pack.

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    For a pledge of $1000 you will receive credit as a EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of "Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show," listed in the film's credits, website, and imdb page. You will also be a Guest of Honor at the Toledo-area premiere for the finished film (persons pledging at this level will pay for all transportation, travel expense and lodging). You will also receive the complete Swag Pack, including the poster, T-Shirt and DVD.

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