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$4,735
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
102
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 10 2019 2:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello!

We are Addison Binek, creator of Tromasterpiece Theatre and Movies to Watch on a Rainy Afternoon, and Greg DeLiso, director of Hectic Knife.

 We would like to invite you all to participate in the production of our new killer gorilla movie- "Psycho Ape!" 

Psycho Ape! is our next feature film project and a comedy/horror movie done in the style of a low budget Troma/Roger Corman/Grindhouse production.   

Welcome to Psycho Ape! 

The totally bananas, no budget, gore-illa exploitation movie that everyone said could easily be made!

Psycho Ape! will be an Airplane!/Mel Brooks-esque spoof of John Carpenter's Halloween, King Kong, and John Landis' Schlock. 

The ape costume itself was purchased for Halloween many years ago, and now it's being used for this movie! In fact, shots of the ape will be used when he moves or turns around that reveal the seam on the back of the costume- truly reveling in the cheap humor of the whole thing.  

There will be plenty of low budget blood and gore, in addition to gags and jokes!  

Think Ed Wood filmmaking, but with excessive fake blood and comedy!(Basically a guy in a phony gorilla costume will be going around killing people with bananas...) 

Plot -

A gorilla escapes from the Detroit zoo and begins a serial killing spree.  

He is hunted down by the zookeeper, Dr. ZOOmis, played by actor Bill Weeden (Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV) after massacring a teen girl slumber party.  

Kansas Bowling (B.C. Butcher, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) will play Nancy Banana, a monkey-loving ape-obsessed teenage girl, and sole survivor of the aforementioned slumber party banana massacre. She ends up writing a tell-all memoir about surviving "The Banana Murders."  

The ape is caught and incarcerated, where he is tortured and psychologically abused "A Clockwork Orange"-style, but eventually breaks out of jail during a poo-flinging prison riot. 

The ape reunites with Nancy Banana and whisks her off to New York City, where the climax of the film ends in a big chase scene through Times Square and atop the Empire State Building a la King Kong. 

Psycho Ape! is sure to be the leading (only?) mad cap comedy/slasher mashup that's one part Halloween parody, one part ape movie parody (all of them), and one part bananas! 

We plan to shoot the film in both Detroit, MI and New York City, so with this Kickstarter we hope to accrue enough money to cover our travel expenses and pay our booked actors. 


We've already shot a bit of footage, and you can see our teaser trailers here:


Teaser Trailer #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sylnu9PJekk

Teaser Trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UK-Igcmz8A

Teaser Trailer #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poNpxFhDtCg 

Here is the official IMDb page for Psycho Ape! as well:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10104502/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 

Risks and challenges

Some risks or challenges that may occur are of course filming in two different states/cities and maintaining the shooting schedule with these booked actors.

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