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The Spider Hole returns with "To The Monsters," an ode to Halloween, Weird Fiction, and Timeless Horrors.
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THE SPIDER HOLE is back.

After four years of great loss, love, and luck, we are returning with a new lineup, a new producer, a new sound, and two incredible new projects: A full-length CD, and an accompanying graphic novel. This is THE SPIDER HOLE as it was always meant to be. Darker. Heavier. Deeper. And weirder. Much, much weirder.

Your support not only ensures that these projects see completion and release, but also gets you access to incredible deals on items and experiences entirely unique to this Kickstarter campaign.

TO THE MONSTERS, our third full-length CD, is an ode to Halloween, weird fiction, and timeless horrors. Featuring eleven brand new tracks devoted to the spectrum of things that go bump in the night, this themed album is at turns whimsical, unsettling, and terrifying. TO THE MONSTERS is produced by rising legend Jeffrey Robens, Jr., and showcases a new direction for the band, one marked by heavier hooks, dark synthetic pulses, strange structural shifts, and unrestrained vocals. 

For old fans of The Spider Hole, this album fulfills the promise of our earlier work; for new fans, you have joined us at a most peculiar and exciting time. 

Old or new, we welcome you to the show, to the wonder... To the Monsters.

Do you like comic books? Do you like Monsters? Then have we got something for you! Since the very inception of the band, plans for bizarre illustrated adventures featuring The Spider Hole have been in play. At long last, we are pleased to present our first complete graphic novel, "To the Monsters," a 100-page, full-color, thematic accompaniment to the new CD. 

8x10 Trade Paperback
8x10 Trade Paperback

This oversize 8x10 horror anthology book includes four original tales written and illustrated by singer Ethan Scott, each in its own unique style, and each focusing on a different bandmate's circumstances over the course of one fateful Halloween night.

ROAD DEVIL - The interstate. The long black ribbon. The slab. Drummer Bobby Blades is on a desolate road trip to terror, and you're invited along for the ride. After witnessing a fatal accident, Bobby Blades is left questioning his sanity. Is he just overtired, or did he really see a monster with horns and glowing eyes driving that car before it crashed?

SAIL HATIN' - Guitarist Aaron Kilen does not like going on the water. Lakes, rivers, oceans, you can keep 'em! But when the alluring daughter of a powerful music mogul invites him to a private island to party with her satanic sisters on Halloween night, he decides it's time to face down his fears. At this wicked party, however, the roiling sea will be the least of his worries.

THE MAN WITH THE SPIRAL EYES - The murders are random, brutal, and strangely flamboyant. The clues are indisputable. The police are closing in. But bassist Xerxes Quinn is innocent, damn you, and he can prove it... can't he? Is The Man with the Spiral Eyes just a psychopath who has fixated on Xerxes, or is he somehow a shade of the man himself?

THE GOAT-WITCH OF CORNMAN ROAD - Singer Ethan Scott knows how far he can drive after the gas gauge dings. Unfortunately, this Halloween night, it is not far enough. Lost and stranded, facing endless farmland in either direction, Ethan is offered help by The Corman Family. Simple, mannered, and hospitable, the only thing the Cormans like more than telling stories about their family's gory legacy, is adding to it.

Hosted by horror-punk legends The Mission Creeps, the "To the Monsters" graphic novel will satisfy fans of Thomas Ligotti, Robert W. Chambers, The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt, and weird horror of every stripe.  

Pages from the "To the Monsters" graphic novel
Pages from the "To the Monsters" graphic novel

We wanted something special, something truly outstanding, to offer our valued Kickstarter backers. Available ONLY through this campaign, the upgraded Deluxe "To the Monsters" 8x10 HARDCOVER graphic novel is a grotesque and beautiful monument to madness. 

Features:

-Black linen hardcover with tight, laminated, full-print dust jacket
-Crisp, vibrant archival inks
-Thick, 140# Mohawk Gloss Proline Pearl coated paper
-Durable library binding
-and FOUR additional fearsome fables of the bizarre!

That's right, the Hardcover Deluxe edition includes four extra stories! Written by Ethan Scott and created by re-purposing and recoloring vintage art sourced from public-domain horror comics from the 50s and 60s, these four retro terror tales are a vulgar, surreal, and ridiculous way to cleanse your palette after choking down the gamey offerings at the front of the book. 

The Deluxe "To the Monsters" hardcover graphic novel is offered at the $100 "Monster Deluxe" level, or can be acquired as a $50 upgrade at any reward level $25 and up (see ADD ONs below for details).  

8x10 hardcover with dust jacket (artwork not final)
8x10 hardcover with dust jacket (artwork not final)

First off, let's talk about what EVERYBODY gets. 

Because we love you, and because we are grateful to you, we have made it our purpose to pack this Kickstarter with value. Therefore, everybody who contributes at any level, from five dollars on up, will receive the following:

-A digital download of the full album
-Your name in the CD liner notes
-An invitation to the private early release concert, open only to Kickstarter backers and their guests

Now let's look at some of the more peculiar and unique rewards we've brewed up in our cauldron of chaos.

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Customize your Spider Hole rewards with these tricked-out upgrades and add-ons. To add on extra items, adjust your pledge amount to include the dollar values noted below. We will collect info on your choices during the survey phase after the close of the campaign. You can add items at any time even after your initial pledge by selecting "Manage My Pledge."

By reaching our bare minimum funding goal of $3,000, we will be able to finish, manufacture, and deliver our new CD and Graphic Novel. But there is so much more we want to do, so much more we want to share. Enter: Stretch Goals! These stretch goals, if met, will open up new vistas of horror that will benefit all backers. So help us spread the word; the more we raise, the more everyone gets.

Risks and challenges

This project is a huge undertaking, no doubt, and every piece of it does indeed feel like a race to the finish. The biggest risk here is not whether the entirety of the project will get done, it is whether it will get done on TIME. The comic is written and 75 percent of the art is done. The album is written and half recorded. Funds from this campaign will help pay for the remainder of recording, plus physical production of both the album and the graphic novel. If it is not done by January as projected, it will be done by Spring the latest. (But really, that's absurd). Everyone involved in the album and the book is thoroughly committed to seeing these through to the end.

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    500 Copper Goblins

    You could spill your pennies into a wishing well, or you could snag yourself a digital download of TO THE MONSTERS. It's what you were gonna wish for anyway.

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    The Digital Demon

    Holy Electric Devils! A digital download of TO THE MONSTERS and a PDF download of the "To The Monsters" graphic novel (Standard Edition).

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    The Thing from October's Womb

    Birthed into a pile of crunchy Autumn leaves, it screams! A copy of TO THE MONSTERS on CD, signed by the band in gloppy silver paint marker.

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    The Shivering Witch

    Burn at the stake with a signed copy of TO THE MONSTERS on CD, plus a PDF download of the "To The Monsters" graphic novel (Standard Edition).

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    The Skeleton Wedding

    Til death do us rock. Celebrate with a signed copy of TO THE MONSTERS on CD, a signed copy of the "To the Monsters" graphic novel (Standard Edition), and an exclusive button and sticker pack available only to Kickstarter backers.

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    The Franken-Pack

    It's aliiiiive! Get your shock on with a signed Copy of TO THE MONSTERS on CD, a signed copy of the "To the Monsters" graphic novel, an exclusive button and sticker pack available only to Kickstarter backers, PLUS an 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott.

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    The Bride of Franken-Pack

    The Monster's mate creeps in style! This level includes everything in the Franken-Pack, plus a To The Monsters T-Shirt! Choose between 2 designs.

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    Ghost Orbs and Drooling Beasts

    Do you see what I see? In this level, you get everything in the Bride of Franken-Pack, PLUS we will take a disposable camera on tour with us and fill it with one-of-a-kind sights from our days on the road, then send it to you to develop! It's like being on the road with the band, minus the smells.

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    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
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    • Disposable camera full of unique shots from tour
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    To The Monster, a Monster

    Are you lonesome? In this level, you get everything in the Bride of Franken-Pack, PLUS your own exclusive one-of-a-kind pet monster designed by Ethan Scott. You will receive an 8x10 print of your unique monster, complete with a backstory and care instructions.

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    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • One-of-a-Kind Monster designed by Ethan Scott (8x10 print)
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    The Monster Deluxe

    It bites. It bleeds. It scratches. It READS? Super-charge your "To the Monsters" graphic novel experience with this expanded hardcover upgrade. This exclusive DELUXE edition is printed on super thick, glossy, vibrant pages, and includes FOUR additional "retro"-style Spider Hole terror tales; all presented in a sturdy hardcover with dust jacket. This is a seriously awesome book that is a KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive, and will NOT be available for sale outside of this campaign, ever.

    The Monster Deluxe level also includes the CD, the T-Shirt, the stickers and buttons pack, and the 8-pack of 5x7 monster illustrations.

    (NOTE: You can upgrade to the DELUXE edition of the "To the Monsters" graphic novel by adding $50 to ANY of the previous reward tiers above $25--see ADD ONs for details)

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    The Monster in the Mirror

    Anyone ever say to you "You have a face for comic books"? No? Well, you do! This level includes everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus you will appear as a walk-on character in our "To the Monsters" graphic novel!

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    • Signed TO THE MONSTERS CD
    • Signed "To the Monsters" DELUXE hardcover graphic novel
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    • 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott
    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • Appear as a character in our graphic novel
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    The Devil Makes Three Dinner Winner

    Zombies eat brains, but what do high-school English teachers eat? Choose this reward level and find out! Includes everything in The Monster Deluxe, PLUS a dinner date with Ethan Scott and his favorite high school English teacher, Mr. Henderson (available only in AZ)

    Limited to 5,000 (we like dinner)

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    Covered in Blood

    NEW REWARD LEVEL!

    Due to the popularity of The Monster in the Mirror--which sold out in a week--we have decided to add a similar reward. At this pledge level, you get everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus your face will be one of twelve painted as a rotting ghoul by singer Ethan Scott and included on the cover of the hardcover Deluxe Graphic Novel. You will also receive a 10x10 print of your creepy likeness. Tell your parents. You made the cover.

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    • Signed "To the Monsters" DELUXE hardcover graphic novel
    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
    • 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott
    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • You as a Ghoul on the Deluxe Graphic Novel cover
    • 10x10 print of You as a Ghoul
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    Mummy Golf Massacre

    Something wicked this way golfs! Join The Spider Hole at Golfland in Mesa for 18 holes of TERROR (and awkward conversation and bad puns--but mostly TERROR)! We'll hang out, eat junk food, and play a round of mini-golf with a set of custom Spider Hole golf balls, which you get to keep at the end of the night as your special souvenir. Includes everything in The Monster Deluxe.

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    • Signed TO THE MONSTERS CD
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    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
    • 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott
    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
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    Wicked Little Skin Book

    11 songs, 11 monsters, 11 horrifying faces. Nationally celebrated tattooist and authorized Rat Fink artist Sam Karstens has painstakingly designed 11 palm-sized flash tattoos based on the songs from TO THE MONSTERS, and if you pledge at this level, he will gladly tattoo your favorite one onto you! (AZ locals only) Includes everything in The Monster Deluxe.

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    • Signed "To the Monsters" DELUXE hardcover graphic novel
    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
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    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • Monster Tattoo from Sam Karstens
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    Camp Eel God

    The Eel God thirsts for your waters. This is the ULTIMATE Spider Hole experience. You are not ready. In addition to the CD, the DELUXE hardcover graphic novel, the T-Shirt, and all the buttons, stickers, and monsters you could possibly wish for, supporters at the CAMP EEL GOD level (plus optional guest) will also be taken kicking and screaming to a spooky campground in the Sedona wilderness where THE SPIDER HOLE will force you to listen to an acoustic set around a demonic campfire, roast evil marshmallows, cook wicked bar-b-cue, drink our custom Eel God juice, and listen to scary stories read by the band. To top it all off, you get to keep your blanket, a soft, fuzzy, 40x60 covering emblazoned with The Spider Hole logo (guaranteed to hold the smell of campfire smoke and terror sweat for at least 5 months, unwashed!)

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    • Signed TO THE MONSTERS CD
    • Signed "To the Monsters" DELUXE hardcover graphic novel
    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
    • 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott
    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • CAMP EEL GOD overnight camping trip (includes blanket!)
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    Skateway to Hell

    Some go in a handbasket, some go straight there, and still others go and somehow come back; but at this pledge level, one lucky backer will be the ONLY sinner rolling to Hell in Spider Style (TM)! Designed and hand-painted by world-renowned tattoo artist Cliff Gustafson, this one-of-a-kind Spider Hole skateboard deck is the ultimate keepsake for the ultimate fan. Includes everything in The Monster Deluxe.

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    • Signed TO THE MONSTERS CD
    • Signed "To the Monsters" DELUXE hardcover graphic novel
    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
    • 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott
    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • Skateboard deck hand-painted by Cliff Gustafson
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    Thirteen Screaming Shadows

    From the darkest pit of your haunted heart, you listen for the slithering, the moaning, the screaming! At this level, The Spider Hole will cover your favorite song and send you a fully produced recording of us performing it just for you! Includes everything in The Monster Deluxe.

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    • Signed TO THE MONSTERS CD
    • Signed "To the Monsters" DELUXE hardcover graphic novel
    • Exclusive button and sticker pack
    • 8-pack of 5x7 Monster illustrations by Ethan Scott
    • TO THE MONSTERS T-Shirt
    • Fully produced Spider Hole cover of any song of your choice
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