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Horror legends Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs and Dennis Paoli re-team to bring Edgar Allan Poe to life!

Horror legends Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs and Dennis Paoli re-team to bring Edgar Allan Poe to life! Read More
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About this project

Master Horror director Stuart Gordon, brilliant actor Jeffrey Combs and inspired screenwriter Dennis Paoli - the team that brought you From Beyond and Re-Animator - team up again to bring you a brand new feature film - NEVERMORE 

The incredible Jeffrey Combs stars as Edgar Allan Poe, haunted by spirits of the dead and the imp of the perverse as he attempts one last  recitation of The Raven to save himself from a life of crushing poverty and soul destroying alcoholism. The screenplay is adapted from the script for the stage play Nevermore - which ran in Los Angeles and toured the country to sold out houses and great acclaim. A selection of  reviews and articles:  Los Angeles Times, Shock Till You Drop, The Batimore Sun and Fear Net. 

Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe
Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe

NEVERMORE is set in 1848, a year after the death of Poe's beloved wife Virginia (and a year before his own.) He had become internationally famous as the author of 'The Raven' and his 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.' But his fame did not provide fortune and so he was constantly seeking financial security and respect from the literary establishment. 

This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story.

The film will expand on the stage play by dramatizing some of Poe's most famous works, including The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart and Annabel Lee. 

Nevermore will be presented with period sets and costumes true to the era including gas lamp lighting.  

Some of our incredible incentives: 

Alan Hynes' Mondo Poster
Alan Hynes' Mondo Poster
Alan Hynes' Poster
Alan Hynes' Poster
Stuart Gordon as Hitchcock
Stuart Gordon as Hitchcock
Bryan Moore's Incredible Poe Statue
Bryan Moore's Incredible Poe Statue
Catalogue from the show at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Catalogue from the show at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Poe's Richmond - from the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Poe's Richmond - from the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
One of Harry Clarke's Poe Illustrations
One of Harry Clarke's Poe Illustrations
A mock up for the t-shirt - the logo will be gold
A mock up for the t-shirt - the logo will be gold
a signed From Beyond poster could be yours
a signed From Beyond poster could be yours
..Or a signed Re-Animator poster
..Or a signed Re-Animator poster
Black Cat DVDs, too....
Black Cat DVDs, too....
Stefanie Rocknak's statue of Poe
Stefanie Rocknak's statue of Poe
Poe Forevermore Magazine
Poe Forevermore Magazine
Monsterpalooza Magazine
Monsterpalooza Magazine
You could own a football from the Baltimore Ravens!
You could own a football from the Baltimore Ravens!
A signed copy of H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch House
A signed copy of H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch House
A signed copy of the King of the Ants soundtrack
A signed copy of the King of the Ants soundtrack
a signed copy of the Re-Animator soundtrack
a signed copy of the Re-Animator soundtrack
A signed copy of the From Beyond soundtrack
A signed copy of the From Beyond soundtrack
Nevermore Decal/Bumper Sticker
Nevermore Decal/Bumper Sticker
Dolls poster - signed by Stuart Gordon
Dolls poster - signed by Stuart Gordon

Thank you to: 

The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston -   www.bostonpoe.org

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond -  www.poemuseum.org

The Baltimore Ravens - http://www.baltimoreravens.com

Ama Reeves - http://www.amaleaphoto.com

Alan Hynes - http://alanhynes.com

Anchor Bay - http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com

Mark Redfield - http://www.poeforevermore.com

The Morgan Library - http://www.themorgan.org

Risks and challenges

Producing a period drama for $375,000 will be challenging to say the least, but we have an experienced team who have had great success at all levels of production, some at even lower budgets than this. We promise that every penny will appear on the screen, and that the finished film will look as if it cost many times its actual budget.

We feel that it is time for a serious film about this great American writer and capturing Jeffrey Combs definitive portrayal for all time is our ultimate goal.

This would be a very hard sell at a studio but thanks to Kickstarter we now have a viable new funding source. We believe 100% in this project and are thrilled to be able to bypass traditional financing completely and take this project straight to YOU - our faithful audience.

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website and a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon

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    A Nevermore Bumper Sticker/Decal
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    A thank you on our Nevermore website and a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon

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    A signed 8x10 of Jeffrey Combs as Poe ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website and a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon

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    A Nevermore button
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    A copy of the premiere issue of Monsterpalooza magazine
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    A link to watch the finished film online ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A 5”x7” postcard of “Poe Returning to Boston,” the statue being created for installation in Boston’s Edgar Allan Poe Square
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    A signed 8x10 of Stuart Gordon as Hitchcock
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    A copy of the soundtrack for King of the Ants, signed by Stuart Gordon and composed by Bobby Johnston ----PLUS---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online.

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    The Raven printed on parchment in Poe's own handwriting ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A DVD of Castle Freak & Death Bed signed by Stuart Gordon ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online.

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    A signed DVD of H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch House directed by Stuart Gordon for Masters of Horror ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online.

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    A special, limited edition Nevermore t-shirt ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A CD of the soundtrack to From Beyond, signed by Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs and composer Richard Band ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online.

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    An Edgar Allan Poe bobblehead ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A CD of the soundtrack for Re-Animator signed by Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs and the composer, Richard Band ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online.

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    A signed DVD copy of the Masters of Horror/Edgar Allan Poe episode "The Black Cat", written by Dennis Paoli, directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Jeffrey Combs ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A copy of the Nevermore screenplay, signed by Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A year's subscription to Poe Forevermore magazine
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    A special limited edition poster created by artist Alan Hynes
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    A thank you in the films' closing credits ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website and a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    An 11x17 Re-Animator poster - signed by Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online

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    An 11x17 From Beyond poster - signed by Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a link to watch the finished film online

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    A DVD of the stage version of Nevermore - signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, and a digital download of the films' soundtrack

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    A copy of the book "Poe in Richmond" signed by the author
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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, and a thank you in the films' closing credits

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    A copy of the finished film on DVD ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack and a thank you in the films' closing credits.

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    A signed copies of the catalogue from the exhibit THE INCREDIBLE MR. POE - Poe in the Comics 1944- 2007 - signed by both Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    An original From Beyond movie poster - signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A Mondo Poster by artist Alan Hynes created for Nevermore's run in Austin, Texas
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    An original poster for the film Dolls, signed by Stuart Gordon and Carolyn Purdy Gordon ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    An original Re-Animator movie poster, signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    An authentic prosthetic nose worn by Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A 15 minute Skype call from Jeffrey Combs or Stuart Gordon (your choice) ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    Coffee with Stuart Gordon or Jeffrey Combs (your choice) (if in Los Angeles) or Dennis Paoli (if in New York) (no transportation provided) ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A limited edition Edgar Allan Poe statuette designed by Bryan Moore ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A First Edition copy of Poe's Tales - illustrated by Harry Clarke ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A football autographed by the Baltimore Raven's defensive lineman, Chris Canty ---- PLUS ---- A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the film's soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    Stuart Gordon or Dennis Paoli (your choice) will give you a detailed analysis of your script or your film ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    An associate producer credit on IMDB and in the finished film ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    Dinner with Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon in Los Angeles ( no transportation provided) ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A rare opportunity to visit the post production editing suite of the film! (Location to be determined, no transportation provided) ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    A visit the set of Nevermore during filming (filming location yet to be determined, no transportation provided) ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, a copy of the finished film on DVD

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    An executive producer credit on IMDB and in the finished film ----

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    A thank you on our Nevermore website, a postcard signed by Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon, a digital download of the films' soundtrack, a thank you in the films' closing credits, and a copy of the finished film on DVD

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