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Seattle's 6th "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest, presenting features, shorts & live music, to be hosted 4/23/16 by The BoneBat Show!
Seattle's 6th "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest, presenting features, shorts & live music, to be hosted 4/23/16 by The BoneBat Show!
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The BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Festival is the world's only fest completely dedicated to the Horror Comedy genre. Entering it's Sixth year, it has already landed in MovieMaker Magazine's Top Five Coolest Comedy Film Fest's WORLD WIDE!

Marquee at the 2015 "Comedy of Horrors".
Marquee at the 2015 "Comedy of Horrors".

The "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest is a one-day entertainment extravaganza which includes feature length films and shorts from around the world, all featuring some mix of comedy, horror, or horror-comedy. Somewhere in the middle of all that, there's live, independent music. And prizes galore, courtesy of our generous sponsors! The "Comedy of Horrors" gives away real, physical items of value that you can take home and enjoy; not the colored pixels that pass for rewards in some circles. If funded, this festival will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle, WA.

This is our third Kickstarter campaign, and since last 2 year's festivals have fully funded, and resulted in completely SOLD OUT events, we are looking to make 2016 even more spectacular!

Wolf Cop on the big screen at BBFF 2015!
Wolf Cop on the big screen at BBFF 2015!

Over 5 festivals, Gord and Steve have earned a solid reputation for delivering a unique mix of the horrific and hilarious. They screened the Seattle premieres of Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu, Doghouse, Deadheads, Monster Brawl, Moleman of Belmont Ave, Buck Wild, Puppet Monster Massacre, Grabbers, Love Bite, Hellbenders, Fear Town USA and Wolf Cop in previous fests, in addition to combing thousands of shorts to unearth such viewer-pleasing treats as How My Dad Killed Dracula, Spider, Cargols, Killer Kart, Don't Move and our 2015 viewers choice award winners, Lesley the Pony Has An A+ Day and First Date!

Short BADGUY #2 at the 2015 "Comedy of Horrors!"
Short BADGUY #2 at the 2015 "Comedy of Horrors!"

This is all brought to you by Steve and Gord of The BoneBat Show  podcast, your Seattle-based home for comedy, music and pop-culture since 2007. 

That’s right! There are three things that Gord and Steve really enjoy, but only two of those things are legal in public; so let's just keep it to movies and live music. Past years have featured sets from Indie Instrumentalists Barefoot Barnacle, Nerdcore Kingpins Death*Star, Progressive Metallists Burning of I, the funky, funky sounds of Tip to Base, Nerd Rock from Kirby Krackle, Beefy's own brand of nerdcore rap, and the deathgrass stylings of San Francisco's Pine Box Boys. This year’s festival promises to bring another incredible display of independent music to the proceedings!

The Pine Box Boys killin' it at the 2015 BoneBat Film Fest
The Pine Box Boys killin' it at the 2015 BoneBat Film Fest

“BoneBat provides a perfect blend of horror and comedy to make audiences scream with laughter!” - MovieMaker Magazine

"A wonderful mix of comedy and horror...I’m already looking forward to BoneBat next year." - Tim Hall, The People's Critic, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A fantastic festival! One of the bright jewels in the Emerald City. BoneBat knows how to have a great time." - Eric Morgret, Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Fest

"Definitely worth checking out" - Seattle Film Blog 

"I laughed. I cried. I may have wet myself a little." - Matt of Seattle Geekly

"These are great movies, with great people, in a great environment!" - Mail Order Zombie

"The BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Fest last April was one of the best indie film festivals I've ever had the pleasure of attending: Lovingly curated, and brimming with innovative local, national, and international genre cinema. Between the uniformly high quality of the selections and Steve Holetz's affable energy driving it, BoneBat's Fest felt like a meaty, seriously world-class presentation…only with way more gallows giggles and spurting viscera.

The mad geniuses behind BoneBat have proven that they know how to make a little money go a long way. Give 'em a real budget, and God only knows what surprises they'll have in store for rabid genre fans". - Tony Kay, City Arts Magazine, The Sunbreak, The Examiner

Yes. If the festival funds, any remaining tickets will go on sale in February for the advance price of $35 each, and increase again to $40 the week of the show. T-Shirts and hoodies will be more expensive later as well, so now is the time to get everything at the lowest possible price! Buck Wild 

Buck Wild Q&A at the 2013 "Comedy of Horrors".
Buck Wild Q&A at the 2013 "Comedy of Horrors".

The money will go directly to making the festival happen. Theater rental, graphic designer, shirt and poster printing, and screening fees will be covered first. Additional funds received will be used to bring in musical guests from out of town, and any other ways we can think of to make the festival even more amazing!

Kyle Stevens of Kirby Krackle rockin' the house at BBFF14!
Kyle Stevens of Kirby Krackle rockin' the house at BBFF14!

THE lowest prices we can offer for this year's tickets and festival merch, that's what! Plus, we have Kickstarter exclusives to appeal to hardcore film festival junkies, BoneBat Show fans, Mighty Wombat groupies, podcasters and even musicians! 

Here is a picture of 2015's Enormous Package, including our limited edition poster and T-Shirt, to give you an idea of the awesomeness available.  

We will have a brand new limited edition design for our 2016 posters, T-Shirts and Hoodies, artist TBD.

Gordo con Merch!
Gordo con Merch!

Don't see a combo you want? We do take requests! Let us know, and we will add it!

 The BoneBat Show is a Podcast- and Parsec- Award nominated, comedy, music and pop-culture podcast which has been rocking the virtual airwaves since 2007. 

Co-host Gord Caulkins is a California-based (feel free to hold that against him) cartoonist whose comics have made people laugh worldwide since 2001. His work can (and should!) be seen at mightywombat.com

In addition to his duties as director of the "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest, and producer, co-host, and interview ninja for The BoneBat Show, Steve Holetz also spins independent metal, rock and punk music on the Bonehand Heavy Half Hour, which can be found at www.bonehand.com

Steve and Gord load up for the 2015 edition.
Steve and Gord load up for the 2015 edition.

Please Share or Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Rinse and Retweet! 

2016 FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE 

The "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest has been made possible, in part, through generous corporate sponsorships. If you would like to put YOUR company or organization in front of our audience, and be a part of one of the coolest film festivals in the world (See Word on the Street above.) please contact us at steve@bonehand.com. We would be happy to work with you - flexibly, creatively and professionally. 

[Note: Corporate sponsorships contingent upon approval by Steve and Gord. Look, I'm sure YOUR company or organization is awesome, We just put this in here to prevent our film fest from getting hijacked by, say, Skrulls.] 

Barefoot Barnacle rock the 2010 "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest.
Barefoot Barnacle rock the 2010 "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest.

If we reach our initial goal, we have a number of fantastic ideas socked away to really level up the fest, including bringing musical acts and filmmakers in from outside Seattle, and adding an extra day. The possibilities are endless, so watch this space for details.   

STRETCH GOAL #1:

If the campaign reaches a total of $6000, each pledger at the Ticketage level and above will receive (1) limited edition "Comedy of Horrors" BoneBat Beanie, similar to those pictured below, but with a brand new design for 2016!

BoneBeanies!
BoneBeanies!
Steve and Gord with filmmaker James Ashby of SMBC at the 2012 BoneBat Film Fest.
Steve and Gord with filmmaker James Ashby of SMBC at the 2012 BoneBat Film Fest.

The Comedy of Horrors Film Fest features scenes of horrific comedy and comedic horror: a cinematic dichotomy which has been linked to brain bifurcation in laboratory interns. Steve and Gord cannot be held liable for lost articles, wavering morals, stained clothing, insomnia, hysteria, somnabulism, vampirism, lycanthropy, rage virus infection, alien implants, heebeejeebies, bad jokes, banged heads, and/or laughing beer out your nose. If you have an erection lasting more than nine hours, tell all your friends. Then consult a physician.

Audience at the 2014 Bonebat Film Fest!
Audience at the 2014 Bonebat Film Fest!

Risks and challenges

There is very little risk beyond the initial event funding. Steve and Gord successfully created this festival from scratch and have run it five times. The venue is there, the bands are out there, the films are out there, and we just need to put them all together. The only real danger to this festival is if something bad were to happen to Steve and Gord physically. And THAT, my friends, is why they will not be permitted to fly in the same plane together until after the festival is complete.

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