The BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Festival is the world's only fest completely dedicated to the Horror Comedy genre. Entering it's seventh year, it is a coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award nominee, and has been named one of MovieMaker Magazine's Top Five Coolest Comedy Film Fest's WORLD WIDE!
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 8th, 2017 at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle, WA.
This is our fourth Kickstarter campaign, and since the last 3 year's festivals have fully funded, we are looking to make 2017 even more spectacular!
Over 6 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 features 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, Wolf Cop, Ava's Possessions and Patchwork. Additionally, they unearthed such viewer-pleasing treats as How My Dad Killed Dracula, Spider, Cargols, Killer Kart, Don't Move, Lesley the Pony Has An A+ Day, First Date, and our 2016 viewers choice award winners, L'Ours Noir, Dinosaur, and Dickproof 2!
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.
We are thrilled to announce that for this year's fest, Seattle's own Super Sonic Soul Pimps will be bringing their unique brand of genetically-engineered madly-scientific humalien funk to the BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest!
THE STORY IS THIS: Alien mother; earthly pimp ... 3 humalien are conceived. Papa pimp dies in the heat of cruel alien passion. His humalien triplet sons learn to play guitar, bass and drums. Taboo, Intellijamus and Otto E. Roticize are adopted by Dr. Wonder Bred, the reculsive scientist who orchestrated the bizarre mating experiment which brought them to life. The human scientist and keyboardist, Wonder Bred, together with his therapist/legendary Tuvan banjoist Kimo corral the humalien stepsons' musical prowess into the Super Sonic Soul Pimps with a mission to spread their peculiar musical gospel to the remote nether regions of the globe and beyond!
"All joking aside, and there’s a shit ton of joking to be had, the Bone Bat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival is a damn fine time each and every year." - Brent McNight, The Last Thing I See
"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, Seattle Crypticon Film Festival, 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
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 one April 1st, 2017. T-Shirts and hoodies will be more expensive later as well, so now is the time to get everything at the lowest possible price!
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!
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 2016'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 2017 posters, T-Shirts and Hoodies, artist TBA.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to work with you - flexibly, creatively and professionally.
[Note: Corporate sponsorships are 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.]
Now that our original goal has been reached, we are proud to announce the following STRETCH GOALS!
If the campaign reaches $5800: EVERY BACKER who pledges at a $10 level or greater will receive (1) Limited Edition 2017 BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" pinback button, featuring this year's work from our artist Mike Hawkins!
If the campaign reaches $6100: EVERY BACKER who pledges at a $10 level or greater will receive (1) Limited Edition 2017 BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" autographed mini-print, from world famous cartoonist Gord Caulkins of MightyWombat.com, suitable for framing!
If the campaign reaches $6500: EVERY BACKER who pledges at a $30 level or greater will receive (1) Limited Edition 2017 BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Coffee Mug! Kinda like this, but more awesome!
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.
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 six 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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