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The year is 1984. Five survivors whose experiences influenced five famous horror films are undergoing experimental treatment for PTSD. Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 24, 2012.

The year is 1984. Five survivors whose experiences influenced five famous horror films are undergoing experimental treatment for PTSD.

About this project

Can The Five Survive... Again?

P5YCH is a gory, fun, fast paced horror film co-written and directed by award winning actor/filmmaker Matthew Currie Holmes.  Our intention is to shoot P5YCH late summer 2012 (for a 2013 release).  

We've already shot a kick ass short film/extended trailer to pitch to potential investors. To view the short please click HERE

Matthew and co-producer Tiffany J. Shuttleworth are raising $20k in start up funds for the development of P5YCH.  With these funds, we will finalize our business plan, meet with interested investors, begin casting, pay staff for their hard work, recoup expenditures and start making the feature length film.

**Please note in the rewards section the term "and above" excludes limited edition items, thank you.**

LOGLINE:

It’s 1984. The five survivors, whose experiences inspired the five scariest movies of all time, are undergoing experimental treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It went horribly wrong.

SYNOPSIS:

You think you know their stories.

You think you know what happened.

The movies got it all wrong.

The truth is much more terrifying.

Sandy King, Eric Talbert, Debbie Hill, Amanda Collins and Bobby White have been scarred so badly and terrified so brutally they each reside, permanently at the Milton Armstrong Wellness Centers, a nationwide series of hospitals specializing in the treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Mentored by Dr. Rick Gilbert, The Five take their therapy to a whole new level when they leave the confines of their respective wellness centers and travel to the secluded McMurtrey Ranch. There, they engage in an experimental, psycho-kinetic treatment known as Stage Seven, which allows them to come face to face with their worst fears: their most suppressed memories. 

When the memories and fantasies turn real, and the body count begins to rise, the five must band together to survive again… or die trying.

P5YCH is a thrilling new chapter in the ‘meta’ slasher film genre. By using the paradigms of some of the greats, P5YCH is able to both pay homage to the classics as well as create a new, terrifying mythology for horror fans to enjoy.


concept art for the P5YCH Graphic Novel(ette)


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FAQ

  • The plan is to shoot P5YCH in the late summer/early fall. We're in the process of attaching some pretty cool movie stars AS WE SPEAK.

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  • A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th Part 3, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Sleepaway Camp.

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  • No. Our screenplay has been vetted and it is not in violation of any copyright.

    We are not saying that these are the five survivors of the five films; we're suggesting that elements of their "real life" traumas influenced, in one way or another, the five famous horror films.

    Below are two examples of what WE SAY really happened. Of course all of this is fiction.

    NOTE: SPOILERS BELOW

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: In 1980 Sandy King was in a car with her friends on Prom Night when recently fired, crazed groundskeeper, Wolf Kraeger, kidnapped them and murdered her friends using a 3 pronged hand cultivator/gardening tool.

    WHAT HOLLYWOOD DID: The producers of A Nightmare On Elm Street read about what happened, saw the murder weapon and then were inspired to create child serial murderer Freddy Kruger, complete with his trademark razor sharp glove.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: In 1981 Eric Talbert went up to Big Bear California to party with his hockey team.... the goalie got wasted on PCP and killed his teammates, beating them to death with a goalie stick.

    WHAT HOLLYWOOD DID: In the paper there was a picture of the goalie mask under the heading: "Goalie Kills Teammates." Two years later Paramount Pictures released Friday The 13th part 3 the first film to show their franchise star Jason Voorhees sporting a goalie mask. This was credited to the night that changed Eric’s life forever.

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    GOOD KARMA PACKAGE: Every dollar counts. Your reward is really good Karma.

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    GRATITUDE IS THE ATTITUDE PACKAGE: Our eternal Thanks and a shout out on all social media outlets! Oh yes, you will be known.

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    BADGE OF HONOR PACKAGE: A supercool, limited edition P5YCH postcard & button (and above).

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    KILLER TRADING CARDS: Featuring the great concept art by renowned artist Alex Ruiz, We're releasing 5 trading cards displaying each of the 6 killers, their stats, kills, back stories ect. Collect all 5 cards! (One card per donation)

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    POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME PACKAGE: A P5YCH Coffee Mug and your choice: either a "Can The Five Survive... Again?" or a "P5YCH" sticker (and above).
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    STICK IT TO THE WALL PACKAGE: Original P5YCH Poster (and above).
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    OFFICIAL P5YCH UNIFORM PACKAGE:
    A P5YCH T-Shirt! (and above).
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    CINEPHILE PACKAGE:
    Shooting script signed by the cast and crew! (and above).
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    GET IN THE ROOM PACKAGE: How would you like a say in what happens in the film? Okay I'm not saying you're going to rewrite the ending. This pledge gets your voice heard. You will read the script and we will have a meeting with you VIA Skype or email, take your notes, discuss and possibly MAKE CHANGES according to your opinion. PLUS you will receive a special thanks in the end credits. BONUS. The highest pledge over $100.00 will get to be in on a production meeting with the entire production team AND will receive a VERY SPECIAL credit. (See: UPDATE #6)

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    BLOW YOUR MIND MIND PACKAGE:

    The Actual Hypno Glasses worn in the short film.
    YOU TOO can own the instruments that will hypnotically transport you to the darkest recesses of your mind allowing you to come face to face with YOUR personal demons and fears as well. *demonic/fearful results may vary*
    (and above).
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    KOMIK-KON PACKAGE:
    A LIMITED EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL(ette). Ever wonder what REALLY happened to survivors who inspired our favorite horror films? Can The Five Survive... again? Find out in this exciting companion piece to the P5YCH mythology (and above).
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    FAN BOY (or GIRL) PACKAGE #1
    Writer/Director/Video Game Icon DAVID HAYTER will record a personal greeting (or outgoing message) in a certain gravelly voice you may recognize. Damn. (and above)
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    FAN BOY (or GIRL) PACKAGE #2
    Personalized, signed poster DAVID HAYTER. If you're a fan you'll know what poster you're getting. David will ALSO record a personal greeting (or outgoing message) (and above).
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    Personalized, signed poster AND video game from Writer/Director/Video Game Icon DAVID HAYTER. David will ALSO record a personal greeting (or outgoing message) (and above).
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    FANGORIA HORROR PRIZE PACKAGE:

    America's most famous horror publication LOVES P5YCH and they want you to have: cool horror DVD's, horror T-shirts, a coffee mug and more surprises (and above).
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    FACE TIME PACKAGE: A LIVE one hour Skype call from set! Meet the cast, meet the crew during a shooting day and see how the magic happens (and above). Canadian Residents please add 5.00 for shipping. International please add 10.00.

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    KILLER ART PACKAGE: Framed, limited edition prints of killer concept art from the film (and above). Canadian Residents please add 5.00 for shipping. International please add 10.00.

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    STAY FOR A DAY PACKAGE: Come to set for a day and see the movie being made. Meet the cast, have a nice lunch and take some pictures. Restrictions apply (and above).

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    DYING TO BE IN THE MOVIES PACKAGE:
    We will kill you! Seriously, you will come to set, go through hair & make-up and, in a very terrifying scene, you will be killed... on screen! Restrictions apply (and above).

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    DELUXE P5YCH EXPERIENCE: Associate Producer credit on the film. RT flight for one to Los Angeles (restrictions apply). Two VIP tickets to the Los Angeles premiere & after-party of P5YCH. Two night hotel stay. A very special dinner with the cast and crew. Photos with the cast and crew (and above).

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Funding period

- (45 days)