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(Cyrano & Co. say, "Help Light-Up The Patch!")
(Cyrano & Co. say, "Help Light-Up The Patch!")

Curtis Amusements and the Poisonous Pumpkins of "Crumpkin's Pumpkin Patch" want to bring You a wicked-fun 'Halloween Treat' by Fall 2019, when ~ with Your Help ~ we'll release --

Featuring 'The Patch's' Characters & Halloween-Themed Story Environment in a Live-Action-Packed, Pernicious-Pumpkin-filled Hallow's Eve Comedy Movie that's intended to 'Scorch The Lids Off' Halloween Fans Everywhere...!  

You've given our creepy little "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Song" more than a Million Views since just last Halloween -- 

"The Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Song!" - Now Over 4 Million Views on YouTube!
"The Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Song!" - Now Over 4 Million Views on YouTube!

 

   -- and as of last August 2017 we've topped FOUR MILLION VIEWS ( -- and have now added 250,000+ Views to that by our Kickstarter Campaign's Second Week...!  :

4 Million+ Views...  Wow.  Whatever do you think we should DO with them...?  Hey! -- how about we try to Crowdfund OUR CRAZY, PUMPKIN-INFESTED, WICKED-FUN HALLOWEEN COMEDY MOVIE?

WE'LL UNLEASH -- !:  Singing Pumpkins...!  Sexy Halloween Costumes...!  Scary-Creepy-Funny-Stuff-And-Nonsense...!  And YOU TOO can help let The Pumpkins loose -- If You LIGHT US UP...! 

 As a Writer (Member, WGAw) / Illustrator with a long track record of Creative Development and Story & Script writing for Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, and many other notable Hollywood Motion Picture and Theme-Attraction Studios & Independent Producers, Johnny Curtis & Curtis Amusements has been actively working to 'get the gourds rolling' on "THE CRUMPKIN'S PUMPKINS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! -- A Sticky Little Halloween Treat ~ A Tricky Little Halloween to Survive!"  (See our Project Video above for the Story & Character Intro) 

And, as Curtis Amusements' owner Johnny C. is also a former top-seniority (Group One) IATSE Special Effects / Action Props / & Miniatures Craftsman whose past work includes BLADERUNNER, BEETLEJUICE, AMAZING STORIES, and many other major motion pictures & hit TV shows, he brings the specialized experience here to create a well-made, fun, visual FX-filled movie.  

The 'Trick' is to raise a professionally modest (in Hollywood) $4.5 Million Funding Goal -- to fuel the Budget for a $3 million movie, and cover the $1.5 million in Bank & Financial Admin. Fees, Campaign Rewards Creation & Shipping Costs, Legal-Mumbo-Jumbo-as-required, and also juice The Irresistibly-Exciting Publicity & Promotional Expenses -- needed to "grease the Release" of a Halloween Comedy Movie Project that frightening numbers of 'Good Fiends' tell us they're, um, dying to see.  Heh... 

"The 'CPHS' Pumpkin Pie Chart" (Accurate to within a fork-tine or two)
"The 'CPHS' Pumpkin Pie Chart" (Accurate to within a fork-tine or two)

 

 $4.5 Mil.  That's a respectable sum, for sure.  Although it's a lower Budget than, say, SEAN OF THE DEAD ($6.1 Mil), or TRICK 'R' TREAT ($12 Mil), or BEETLEJUICE ($15 Mil), for example.  It is a bigger budget than KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, that's true, but that's not adjusting for three decades of inflation, and we'll have Singing Pumpkins and they didn't.  

Curtis Amusements' Kickstarter Campaign is plain-sense-calculated to get a Good Movie capably made by Hollywood Professional Standards -- enough Funding to adequately service this movie's practical Budget, and to facilitate the attendant Campaign Fees, Rewards Costs, and Admin. necessary to the Project's Creation and Promotion.  A small portion (less than 7%), will go toward improving the "Crumpkin's Pumpkins" website's interactive experience, new and better Game Content, and much-needed cross-platform mobility, which will help further increase the popularity of our movie (!).  

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES WE'LL RAISE OUR FUNDING? If this Campaign can issue 225,000 "ONE FULL SCARE" $20 Rewards Only -- JUST our popular "Pumpkin Song's" current number of views (over 4 million) -- then, regardless of the other Rewards we're offering -- we can make our Goall (!). 'Doesn't sound quite so daunting now, does it?  

 Our Basic Reward starts at the $10 "HALF-SCARE" Level, releasing the Secret Digital Downloads Link to a creepylicious collection of alarming eyewash at "The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" -- 

"The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" (# 1)
"The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" (# 1)

-- Filled with Darkly Delightful Downloads featuring some of 'The Patch's sinister scenery, plus a plethora of our Poisonous Pumpkins ready to disturb your desktop, or to print-out as exquisitely-eerie mini-posters!  With a Second Gallery Opening during our Campaign -- one week before Halloween...!  This Basic Reward is for All Backers at any Level. 

10/25 UPDATE, AS PROMISED!  One Week Before Halloween -- Our Second Gallery is in release for our Basic Backers! 

"The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" ( # 2 )
"The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" ( # 2 )

Our $15 "GETTIN' SCARED" Level gets you 'Something Sticky' --

("GETTIN'SCARED" Level Treats!)
("GETTIN'SCARED" Level Treats!)

Our $20 "ONE (1) FULL SCARE" Level Reward combines a Collectible Quality 11 x 14 MINI-POSTER "CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION" -- 

("ONE FULL SCARE" Mini-Poster & Mega Magnet Reward)
("ONE FULL SCARE" Mini-Poster & Mega Magnet Reward)

-- Which you'll want to show off to your Friends when they're Downloading / Streaming / Opening the DVD-BlueRay-Clamshell of The Halloween Movie That You Helped Make Happen...  

PLUS! -- A Big 3-INCH DIAMETER Collectible "Crumpkin's Pumpkins Carve Up Chumpkins!" GLOSSY MAGNET -- Both included together, along with The Gallery Download Access.  

And we hope you'll come aboard for our other fun & exciting Reward Levels too -- !  

-- Like our "PUMPKIN MAQUETTE MADNESS!" Collectible "Cyrano" Figurine -- 

"Cyrano" Clay Maquette & "Cyrano" Character Art
"Cyrano" Clay Maquette & "Cyrano" Character Art

(Our "Cyrano" Maquette in development, above, and "bronzed" below -- )

("PUMPKIN MAQUETTE MADNESS!" Reward - "Cyrano-the-Pumpkin" Prototype)
("PUMPKIN MAQUETTE MADNESS!" Reward - "Cyrano-the-Pumpkin" Prototype)

MORE Exciting Rewards include Cast & Crew Autographed Swag, and Authentic Movie Prop Pumpkin Character Give-Aways, so Check 'Em Out, won't you?  We're sure you'll find Something Suitable for Your Scary Support.  ;)= 

Mostly, of course, this is about Getting The Movie Made, so we hope you'll come aboard for a solid "ONE FULL SCARE", and tell a LOT of your Halloween-Fan Friends, to help us give our Production a Grassroots Greenlight!  

Okay, The Pumpkins are already hard at work in "The Lab" -- 

(Sparks begin to fly in 'The Patch's' Greenhouse "Lab"...!)
(Sparks begin to fly in 'The Patch's' Greenhouse "Lab"...!)

-- And we've already attracted Backers...!  heh...  

A Spike!
A Spike!
(Be one of our "Campaign Candles" -- And LIGHT OUR FIRE...!
(Be one of our "Campaign Candles" -- And LIGHT OUR FIRE...!

 

"A Sticky Little Halloween Treat - A Tricky Little Halloween To SURVIVE!"
"A Sticky Little Halloween Treat - A Tricky Little Halloween To SURVIVE!"

 

 

Risks and challenges

So, "The Risks"...? Well, we may or may not make it this time around, but if we're not successful here on Kickstarter, You Don't Lose Any Money -- Your Pledge is not collected. No Charge. Nada. Zero. Zip.

But Your Support will Shine like Stars on a clear night. :D

So the worst if we don't hit our goal is that nobody gets any cool creepytastic Campaign Perks, and our wicked-fun little "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Halloween Special" doesn't get made as soon as we want to make it for you. :(

But we launched our Kickstarter Campaign with confidence. The actual fact indeed is that our "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Song" added its latest Million Views in less than a year (!), to hit 4 Million Views on YouTube last August -- And we've roared on to gain an additional 250,000+ Views since then -- !

Add to that our "CPHS" Promotional Video's rapidly growing views -- over 10,000+ since its simultaneous release with our Kickstarter Campaign's launch...!

This makes things look a little less risky, yes? Add to that two years of Grassroots Surveys --

We just took our promotional display, "The Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Pumpkin Pie Cart (& Portable Patch")" to the Fall season's World Class (and Sold -Out) scare convention: "SON of MonsterPalooza", in Burbank, CA, last month (9/15 - 9/17) -- and the interest and enthusiasm for a Halloween comedy movie based on our Pernicious Patch and its Poisonous Pumpkin characters is Literally Unanimous among the many, many Fans who visited our interactive Display for some fun and prizes last weekend. (Our 8th show! -- See our "Pumpkin Pie Cart" Show History (so far), at: http://www.crumpkinspumpkins.com/piecart.htm )

The exitement and enthusiasm we've garnered at past Horror Conventions like "Scare LA", and "Midsummer Scream", and of course "MonsterPalooza", has been steadily building -- with Fans over and over enthusiastically giving us their contact info and telling us They Want To See Our Movie...!

So we hope that consistently-brimming-evidence of eager Fan Interest might also help to alleviate our Backers' "risk", insofar as proving the evident popularity our Poisonous Pumpkins are achieving. And we're getting ready to GROW that popularity into a very entertaining "Halloween Special" -- with Your help, of course. :D

What are "The Challenges"?

Okay, even if we do bring in our Full Funding, we still have to make a Good Movie that you'll actually find watchable, and which will (hopefully) become a delightfully-demented Annual Halloween Favorite. We'll sign aboard a capable Professional Hollywood Crew to bring our sassy little Pumpkins to delightful life. That will take the Funding Goal we're asking for.

Our Budget is practical, and based on professional Industry experience, and this Campaign's Funding Goal will cover both the making of the movie, and the attendant costs of getting the money together, as well as the costs of running a good promotional strategy. .

These days, what we're asking for is indeed modest, compared to most professional motion picture budgets, but it's Enough -- to get the job done right in Hollywood; to attract appealing Talent & capable Direction; to afford Good Gear & Materials (to wit, Take Note: SOME PROPS are REWARDS!); Enough to pay the Players, pay the Powers, & pay the Publicists too; to make the Movie AND our Wicked-Cool Rewards happen -- with the least possible Risk to All. :D

So whether we do make it or not, your Pledge is a welcome show-of-support! And remember -- if we don't make the Professional Low Budget we're seeking here, You Aren't Charged Anything At All.

Ready to LIGHT OUR FIRE? Choose a Reward Level, and let's ignite some memorable Halloween Fun...!

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    "HALF (1/2) SCARE" Level

    "HALF-SCARE" Backers will receive their choice of Fine Digital Swag from "Crumpkin's Pumpkin Patch"...!

    Pick your Favorite Ghoulish Gourd from "The Patch's Poisonous Pumpkins Gallery" where you can also harvest some great Pumpkin Patch Views to print-out as moody draft-stoppers for your Den or Dungeon...! Oooo...

    And! -- There will be a Second Gallery Release during our Kickstarter Campaign -- One Week Before Halloween...!

    Gallery Access Links will be Messaged through Kickstarter to our Backers upon their purchase confirmation.

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    "GETTIN' SCARED" Level

    "GETTIN' SCARED" Backers receive our "1/2 SCARE" Digital Gallery Download Link(s), PLUS:

    - A Firey Fistful of stick-anywhere (ferrous) Jack-O-Lantern fun...! With our Big 3-Inch GLOSSY ORNAMENTAL MAGNET, featuring The Headless Horsman's gleefully-aglow menacing mascot -- "Flamin' Jack!"

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    "ONE FULL SCARE" Backers receive our "1/2 SCARE" Digital Download Link(s), PLUS:

    - A Quality "ONE FULL SCARE" 11" x 17" Mini-Poster "Certificate of Participation" (suitable for framing - See Image in Project Description), PLUS:

    - A Creepytastically-Cool Collectible "Crumpkin's Pumpkins Carve Up Chumpkins!" 3-Inch GLOSSY ORNAMENTAL MAGNET, featuring Cyrano and the Crumpkin's Pumpkins' Chorus!

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    "SCARED-OUTTA-YER-GOURD" Level

    "SCARED-OUTTA-YER-GOURD" Level Backers will receive Basic Rewards 1 & 2 (With Mini-Poster "Revalued" to "5 FULL SCARES") -- PLUS:

    A COLLECTIBLE DVD / BlueRay DISC, absolutely crawling with "Extra Treats” -- like a "Making Of" Mini-Doc showcasing Behind-the-Scenes Visual Effects work; Director & Cast Commentary; and more Halloween-Themed "Crumpkin's Pumpkin Patch" Imagery & Music! -- Each Edition PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by the show's Producers (and at least one of The Pumpkins!).

    Reward #2 will be released at Full Funding; This Reward ships when the movie is completed and ready for release.

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    "CYRANO" MAQUETTE SOLO-COMBO OFFER

    Our eerily-delightful Limited Edition Collectible "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' "CYRANO-THE-PUMPKIN" CHARACTER FIGURINE will be offered at more than a 50% DISCOUNT (from Reward #5) -- when COMBINED with our "SCARED-OUTTA-YER-GOURD" Reward for a $500 total Pledge.

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    "PUMPKIN MAQUETTE MADNESS!" Level

    "PUMPKIN MAQUETTE MADNESS!" Level Backers will receive Rewards 1, 2 & 3, (With Mini-Poster "Revalued" to "50 FULL SCARES In The Production" -- And Collectible DVD/BlueRay Disc PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by the show's Producers, Director, and Cast (Including The Pumpkins!) -- PLUS:

    A Limited Edition Collectible "Crumpkin's Pumpkins' "Cyrano-the-Pumpkin" CHARACTER FIGURINE (see Photo), created and hand-finished by the show's SFX Artists!

    (NOTE: A 50% Discount will be offered on this Reward when combined with Higher Level Rewards -- See Reward #4.)

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    "PUMPKIN 'EXTRAS' GIVE-AWAY!" Level

    "PUMPKIN 'EXTRAS' GIVE-AWAY!" Level Backers receive Rewards 1, 2, 3 (With Mini-Poster "Revalued" to "75 FULL SCARES In The Production"; And Collectible DVD/BlueRay Disc PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by the show's Producers, Director, and Cast (Including The Pumpkins!) -- PLUS:

    Reward 5, Our Limited Edition "Cyrano" Maquette! -- PLUS:

    One (1) PROP PUMPKIN "EXTRA", used On-Set in "The Crumpkin's Pumpkins Halloween Special!"
    (A "Certificate of Authenticity" will be issued with each Pumpkin Extra; Pumpkin sizes and shapes will vary.)

    Basic Rewards to be released at Full Funding. This Reward ships along with Reward #3, when the movie is in Post-Production. Can be combined with Reward #4.

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    "LEAD CHARACTER PUMPKINS RELEASE"

    There may be several versions of each Lead Pumpkin Character (Cyrano, Badger, & Ol' Splitskin, in particular), built to accommodate shooting and visual effects requirements, and at the Producers' discretion some of these will be offered to individually Interested Backers upon POST PRODUCTION WRAP.

    Depending on the popularity of the movie, these props may increase in value to certain Collectors.

    This Reward includes all of the Previous Rewards, with Mini-Poster "Revalued" to "250 FULL SCARES In the Production", and our Limited Edition "Cyrano" Maquette too!

    Basic Reward #2 to be released at Full Campaign Funding. This Reward and Rewards #3 & #6 available when the movie completed.

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    "PUMPKIN GUTS & PUMPKIN GLORY!"

    "PUMPKIN GUTS & PUMPKIN GLORY!" Level Backers receive Rewards 1, 2, 3 & 5 (With Mini-Poster "Revalued" to "250 FULL SCARES In The Production"; And Collectible DVD/BlueRay Disc Personally Autographed by the show's Producers, Director, and Cast (Including The Pumpkins!) -- AND Reward #6 (Authentic Prop "Pumpkin Extra") -- PLUS:

    A PRE-SCHEDULED ONE-ON-ONE LIVE VIDEO CHAT with the show's Producers, Director, and Stars -- On-Set during the Production, at the movie's big "HALLOWEEN PARTY" Scene -- And! -- WE'LL CATER YOUR OWN HALLOWEEN PARTY at your Location, for You and 50 of your Your Favorite Cryptmates, anytime during the October following Production Wrap!

    * NB -- This Reward may require the BACKER'S EXPRESS PERMISSION to be seen and/or heard in portions of the movie's "Making Of" Mini-Documentary Featurette.

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