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Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and all your favorite creatures of the night gather together for a stop-motion monster party! Read more

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Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and all your favorite creatures of the night gather together for a stop-motion monster party!

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LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD

You know them well… Rudolf, the Island of Misfit Toys, the Heat Miser, the Mad Monster Party. They are part of our collective childhoods. House of Monsters is inspired by these Rankin/Bass classics as well as modern faves like Nightmare Before Christmas, ParaNorman, and, yes, even a little Robot Chicken.

Concept art by Warren Manser from the first new episode, called "Fun in the Sun."  It's about our neighborhood vampire finding a creative way to kick up some trouble in the daytime.
Concept art by Warren Manser from the first new episode, called "Fun in the Sun." It's about our neighborhood vampire finding a creative way to kick up some trouble in the daytime.

The $20,000 goal is to fund the first TWO episodes of the web series. Each episode is approximately 6 minutes long. Additional episodes will be stretch goals. The more money we raise, the more episodes we will make. 

 We made a House of Monsters short film in 2012. It did very well on the festival circuit and found fans all over the globe.  People keep asking for more! And so we are inspired to keep these characters alive and take them on new adventures.

JUST ADDED BONUS! All pledges $25 and up will receive the 2012 short film added to their rewards package. So that's THREE episodes so far!

Doc's Laboratory! Artwork by Dawn Brown.
Doc's Laboratory! Artwork by Dawn Brown.
The Village! Artwork by Dawn Brown.
The Village! Artwork by Dawn Brown.
The Wicked Woods! Artwork by Dawn Brown.
The Wicked Woods! Artwork by Dawn Brown.
From the episode, "Frank and the Zombie Girl," concept art by Warren Manser.
From the episode, "Frank and the Zombie Girl," concept art by Warren Manser.
JUST ADDED BONUS! All pledges $25 and up get a hand-drawn sketch by House of Monsters creator Dawn Brown.
JUST ADDED BONUS! All pledges $25 and up get a hand-drawn sketch by House of Monsters creator Dawn Brown.

The more money raised in this campaign, the more episodes we will make!

Concept art from the new episode, "The Famous Girl,"  Art by Warren Manser.
Concept art from the new episode, "The Famous Girl," Art by Warren Manser.
Behold! The House of Monsters!  Art by Warren Manser.
Behold! The House of Monsters! Art by Warren Manser.

PAYING IT FORWARD

We've been fortunate in our careers to learn from the best filmmakers, storytellers, designers and craftsmen in the film industry. And as we step up to the camera to tell stories of our own, it is also our responsibility and privilege to share our knowledge with the next generation of filmmakers.

I am happy to share my knowledge with anyone who wants to learn! All reward tiers include online updates that will take you through the entire journey creating this web series.

Here's a little lesson how to sculpt a puppet head. Feel free to grab a ball of clay and play along!

HANGING OUT WITH MONSTERS CAN BE REWARDING.

In addition to the online updates, you can unlock zombi-licious rewards with your very own official House of Monsters skeleton key. Everyone on our crew is a seasoned film industry artist, and we love to make cool stuff. We are concept artists, draftsmen, sculptors, model makers, and graphic designers. Each of these rewards are personally created by us for you.

All pledges $10 and up get a real skeleton key! Real skeleton not included.
All pledges $10 and up get a real skeleton key! Real skeleton not included.
For $50, be the envy of your friends with a HOM t-shirt. We're offering "The Werewolf" by Dawn Brown and "The Castle" by Dianne Chadwick
For $50, be the envy of your friends with a HOM t-shirt. We're offering "The Werewolf" by Dawn Brown and "The Castle" by Dianne Chadwick
How about a little wall candy for your tomb? For $200, We're offering two prints, signed by the artists. "The Monster Lineup" by Warren Manser, and "The Castle" by Dianne Chadwick.
How about a little wall candy for your tomb? For $200, We're offering two prints, signed by the artists. "The Monster Lineup" by Warren Manser, and "The Castle" by Dianne Chadwick.
The Art of House of Monsters! For $100, you get a digital book full of concept art, character designs, set designs, storyboards and more. Available at the CHUPACABRA rewards tier.
The Art of House of Monsters! For $100, you get a digital book full of concept art, character designs, set designs, storyboards and more. Available at the CHUPACABRA rewards tier.
For $500, you can have this beautiful faux bronze maquette of The Bride, sculpted by Warren Manser. Watch out! She is none to be trifled with!
For $500, you can have this beautiful faux bronze maquette of The Bride, sculpted by Warren Manser. Watch out! She is none to be trifled with!
For $1000, You can continue your quest for world domination by commanding your very own stop-motion puppet! Starting at $1900, We can even make 'em in your likeness and you can be a character in the show!
For $1000, You can continue your quest for world domination by commanding your very own stop-motion puppet! Starting at $1900, We can even make 'em in your likeness and you can be a character in the show!
Makes a great gift! See the $1900 early bird special.
Makes a great gift! See the $1900 early bird special.

STRETCH GOALS

As we've said before, the more money we raise in this campaign, the more episodes we will make. Future episodes include...

"The Famous Girl" - the Doctor's most celebrated creation ditches the spotlight to forge her own path. 

"Full Moon Fever" - bear witness to the most spectacular stop-motion werewolf transformation in the history of cinema! Also featuring singing and dancing creatures of the night.

"Frank and the Zombie Girl" - Frank finds true love when the local village is over-run by zombies. Zombie Girl's inevitable decay puts a hitch in their budding romance. 

"Sasquatch vs. Yeti" - All bets are off when the furry brutes compete in feats of strength. 

"The Odd Couple" - The vampire and the mummy become unlikely roommates when the count's coffin is suspiciously compromised. 

The Gill Man! El Chupacabra! Jekyll and Hyde! We've got adventures planned for all of them. Again, the more money we raise, the more episodes we will make. You want it - we'll make it.

To raise monsters from the grave, all you need are...BACKERS!

 ADD ONS

Add a t-shirt to any donation for $30.

Add a signed print to any donation for $100.

Add a non-custom stop-motion puppet to any donation for $700.

Just add a note when you make your pledge and we will hook you up!

There's more on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MonsterShopInc

There's more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseofmonstersmovie

MONSTERS IN THE PRESS

USA Today

Animated Women

Stuff Monsters Like

Strange Kids Club

Animation Magazine

Film Sketchr

Living Dead Magazine

Den of Geek!

Midland Daily News

Werewolf-News

Risks and challenges

Challenges? I love challenges! Risks? I eat risks for breakfast!. BRING 'EM ON!!! I have tremendous faith and confidence in our crew. We share a passion for this project, and have the production experience to complete the tasks at hand. With each person bringing their unique talents to the table, there is no doubt this project will be something really fun and special.

Surely we will encounter the usual production hiccups like coordinating schedules and delays, etc. Everyone on the crew has made very generous concessions with their salaries and their time. I am humbled and inspired by their generosity and support (and yours!) It fuels my fire to keep pushing House of Monsters to be the absolute very best it can be!

If you have any questions or comments, please email me. dawn@themonstershopinc.com

cheers!
Dawn

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    IT'S ALIVE!! Thanks for your support! You are welcome to camp out on the castle grounds and enjoy all the online production updates.

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    KEYS TO THE CASTLE! Your very own skeleton key to The House of Monsters! Your key unlocks a digital download of the first episode funded by this campaign, plus the online production updates.

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    THE HUNGRY WOLF! Your key to the castle unlocks digital downloads of all episodes funded during this campaign. Plus the online production updates.

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    THE HUNGRY WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING! Your key to the castle unlocks digital downloads of all episodes funded during this campaign. Plus your choice of t-shirt and the production updates.

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    THE CHUPACABRA! Your key unlocks all previous goodies (your choice of t-shirt ) plus "THE ART OF HOUSE OF MONSTERS," a .pdf digital book which features storyboards, character designs, and concept artwork, behind the scenes production notes, and more.

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    THE MR. HYDE! Your key unlocks the chupacabra door plus the "monster lineup" print signed by the acclaimed concept artist Warren Manser.

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    THE DR. JEKYLL! Your key unlocks the chupacabra door plus the "castle" print signed by the fabulous graphic designer Dianne Chadwick.

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    THE NESSY! Get out of the lake and use your key to unlock this beautiful faux bronze monster maquette. Plus your choice of t-shirt and print and all the other goodies.

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    THE BURGOMASTER! Command your very own stop-motion puppet to do your bidding! It might be a zombie. It might be a villager. It might be a witch. Who knows? It will be a surprise. Plus you receive everything in The Nessy rewards tier.

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    THE BROOM STICK! Your key unlocks the door to a stop-motion puppet custom made in your likeness and you will be a character in the show!
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    THE SILVER BULLET! Your key unlocks every room in the castle! A custom stop-motion puppet will be made for you and you will be a character in the show. Plus you will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER screen credit and receive everything in the other rewards tiers.

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    KING OF THE CASTLE! This is the CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE. Your business will be credited as a sponsor of the show. You will receive front end credit as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and your company will receive a full screen end credit. We will run ads for your company on our website. Plus you get all the rewards offered in this campaign. Custom stop-motion puppets will be made for you and a buddy, and you both will be characters in the show.

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