Director Bill Zebub thought about movies like "Rosemarie's Baby" and "The Seventh Sign" as well as more recent stories that delve into occult myths. The purpose was not to make a parody because Bill Zebub thinks that ANY religious belief is comical. That's not meant as an insult. It's just the way that he views the subject. So the movie is to be shot as if it is a serious horror story - it's the subject matter that makes it funny.
The challenge for Bill Zebub was to write a script in which a myth was taken seriously. The Boogers of the Antichrist are the only relics left on earth after the Antichrist leaves. Relics in various religions are believed to have supernatural qualities, and that is the basis of this story - the search for these boogers of occult power.
As with all of Bill Zebub's movies, there are many levels of meaning beneath the surface entertainment. You can be happy with the absurdity and walk away laughing, but you can also delve deeper and feel enriched.
The script is yet another departure from the 3-act structure. If you don't know what that is, let's just refer to it as the "usual structure of a movie" - any movie that strays from this can give you a sense that something is a bit off. You have been trained to expect certain things from movies, even though you probably can't pinpoint them.
This is not to say that BOOGERS OF THE ANTICHRIST is a superior script. No. The nontraditional story structure is preferred for this story because the movie is completely independent. There are no investors to appease. Ideas can be explored with creativity, not with the stress of making investors happy.
Why fund this movie?
The script was written according to the director's present resources (he pays for the movie). Any additional money that comes in through crowdfunding will allow for more options, like more shooting days, renting special locations, upgrading equipment, hiring more talent, and other related expenses.
Here are some milestones:
- At $5,000, an alternate cut Bluray will be available, and you will get this along with the DVD, and yes, it will have special art for crowdfunders, hand-numbered, and autographed. (This will be in addition to all other things that you signed up to receive)
- At $7,000, an alternate cut DVD will be made that shall NOT be in stores - it will only be available to you and other participants, with unique packaging. The rest will be offered at horror conventions or through the director's web-site, limited to 1,000 units. (This will be in addition to all other things that you signed up to receive)
- At $10,000 a Bluray other than the retail one will be available, limited to 1,000 units. (This will be in addition to all other things that you signed up to receive)
- At $12,000 Bill Zebub will put together a new mockumentary about his bizarre movies. This might take a few more months to compile from the thousands of hours of never-before-seen footage, but it will be worth the wait. It will either be DVD or Bluray, depending on the votes of participants like you. (This will be in addition to all other things that you signed up to receive)
As previously mentioned, all funds below the $5,000 threshold will go toward the production of this movie.
The success or failure of this crowdfunder could be a good indication of whether or not this movie will succeed, but any shortcoming might just be because Bill Zebub is more interested in making movies than he is in making money. This script was written purely for then enjoyment of the art and for the challenge of abiding by certain story rules (in this script there is no ridiculing of any sort. ANY superstitious idea has merit as far as the characters in the story are concerned.)
This is the cinematography reel of Bill Zebub https://youtu.be/lgDDfg2JzY8 (copy and paste into your browser)
What you get...
The movie is a perk all by itself, but it is included in some of the other prizes (check the goodies to make sure that this movie is included).
One of the popular prizes is the 30-pack of Bill Zebub movies. They contain at least one Bluray and one out-of-print movie. Some enthusiastic supporters love getting this huge box so that movies can be given as gifts. No shipping cost for Americans, which makes each movie, no matter how rare, cost $6.66.
Another item that is eagerly sought is the Dickshark shirt. It comes in Baby T as well. The best place to wear it is a horror convention, where people will come up to you to ask about it. It sort of has a Hitchcock effect in that there is nothing naughty about the picture - it's all in your imagination - so this can be worn in public as well.
There is also a support shirt for BILL ZEBUB PRODUCTIONS that is a bit cleaner. If you wear this at a horror convention it is like a beacon to other fans. It also shows the world what you proudly support.
Risks and challenges
The goal is to get this movie manufactured in time for Halloween. The street date for the retail DVD might be later, but Bill Zebub wants you, the active participant, to receive the movie in time for this holiday.
A movie such as this might normally be a hard sell, but if you are familiar with the work of the director, then you might not need any sort of prodding. Some movies, like Dickshark, pretty much sell themselves. They end up in places that you might not believe. If you search for that movie on Walmart's website, you may be surprised that the store carries it. No, it's not porn. Maybe that's why these movies end up in big film festivals without the director even submitting them. The creativity is not directed at profit or marketing. It's all from the heart, and if a movie succeeds, it is because of viewers, not because of the push.
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