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The Highridge Massacre - Is a Horror film that contains real SFX and no CGI blood!
The Highridge Massacre - Is a Horror film that contains real SFX and no CGI blood!
The Highridge Massacre - Is a Horror film that contains real SFX and no CGI blood!
52 backers pledged £2,573 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE! LAST DAY TODAY!

Due to the absolute incredible generosity and madness of 48 backers THMasscare is a stones throw away from hitting the campaign target. If we are lucky enough to hit 100% and dare I say it go over..... here are the cool things that will happen with any extra money donated! 

THMassacre STRETCH GOALS
THMassacre STRETCH GOALS

LET'S UNLEASH HELL ON SCREEN.

This is a horror web series with a big difference, our lead character 'BETH' is just as psychotic as the killers, this web series will be 100% X-rated and definitely NSFW!

The Highridge Massacre a.k.a #THMassacre will be an online bloodbath for Horror/Slasher fans, we are shooting 10 violent episodes that contain tons of practical FX, a shed load (pun intended!) of blood & gore.

Highridge Massacre Poster Art
Highridge Massacre Poster Art

SO WHAT'S THE STORY?

BETH and her so called friends head to Highridge Woods for a debauched weekend but after an altercation upon the group’s arrival, things spiral out of control when they cross the path of the Venner's. A savage family of tattooed gypsies who cut, burn, and dismember their victims leaving a trail of blood and carnage wherever they go. 

As the Venners maim and kill, Beth's medication wears off and she starts to join in the killing spree. Suddenly the Venners have a problem on their hands, the hunters become the hunted and Beth begins to wreak havoc amongst friend and foe.

The Highridge Massacre (#THM) is a blood thirsty film that needs your help to create as much mayhem on screen as possible.

Beth on a rampage
Beth on a rampage

Beth is the ultimate final girl, I like to write strong female characters who kick ass when pushed to the limit! In The Highridge Massacre Beth gets pushed in her eye socket with a screwdriver, which is bound to piss her off!

OKAY THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING BUT WHY CROWDFUND?

It's important to have undiluted control of this film so I can deliver you #THMassacre in all it's uncensored brutality. #THMassacre steers away from the safety net of normality and edges in the direction most people daren't tread. Ultimately I want to create something fun, original and equally X-rated and f*cked up for you.

I have created several unique 'Rewards' so feel free to go and check them out. All the rewards are exclusive to this kickstarter campaign and cannot be purchased elsewhere. Some rewards are limited in numbers so make sure you join the campaign as early as possible to avoid missing out.

THE SCRATCH PACKAGE
THE SCRATCH PACKAGE

Much more than your typical slasher film and with your help I promise to deliver you something you have never seen before!

we love fake blood and real SFX
we love fake blood and real SFX

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

I have been busy number crunching and figured out how to keep the budget as low as humanly possible without compromising the story or quality of the series. This project has been stripped down to the absolute bare essentials this means we can shoot quickly and guarantee a high quality product, finished on time and on budget. 

The total budget is £3000 however I am investing £500 to cover pre production costs, so that means the kickstarter campaign target is £2,500.

Below is a detailed breakdown so you can see exactly how the money will be spent. I will be making every penny count and ensuring that all the money raised gives a maximum return in blood and gore!

HOW WILL YOU DO ALL THIS FOR £3000?

I am a master of low/no budget. I shot my first feature film (78 minutes long) for £5,500 in 10 days. 

FILMS cost MONEY and so does TIME. If you can decrease your time making films it always reduces the budget, it's that simple. I am a conservative filmmaker and hate wasting money, so I designed #THM to be shot in one day across two different locations (one inside, one outside). A single page of script equates to exactly 1 minute of screen time, each episode averages about 45 seconds so the entire series will be under ten minutes, imagine 10 really violent TV commercials!

So shooting less than ten pages of script/ten minutes in one day is easily achievable.

This is not a case of grab a camera and hope for the best, every single detail has been planned carefully over the past 6 months and I am pulling in lot's of favours from my contacts.

 THE WORK SO FAR...

The script has been re-drafted for over six months and is finally complete, several storyboards are in place too and I have some amazing concept art to show you as well. I have started making several film props and will share a detailed account about the unique approach I will be taking towards this project. 

I also have lot's of exciting news ready to release during the campaign via updates, so make sure you follow me on twitter or hit the 'remind me' button at the top of the campaign page.

Below is an example of a storyboard panel to help you get an idea of how The Highridge Massacre will look.

Storyboard Art - Comic page 1
Storyboard Art - Comic page 1

I also have some exclusive rewards

Including a brand new unreleased 30 x 40 inch 'one sheet' poster for Luke's debut film'Young, High and Dead'.

Exclusive 2015 poster - unreleased
Exclusive 2015 poster - unreleased

Okay I'm thinking of helping, what happens next?

This is the really exciting part! If the campaign is successful the series will be aired weekly on an amazing horror web channel that supports and promotes independent filmmakers called www.crypttv.com

It's impossible to express how fun this project will be and I appreciate the trust and commitment it takes to donate to a crowdfunded project, especially one as brutal as this!

All I would say is if you LOVE slasher films, blood, gore, guns, more blood, SFX, killer final girls, screwdrivers in eyes, a two headed feral beast, psychotic one eyed twins,splatter films, axes, forests, kids killing adults, tattoos, buckets of blood, heads getting sawn off, gypsies, barb wire, wooden cabins, pliers and even more blood! Then you will not regret backing this project.

Thank you for checking out #THMassacre, please do not hesitate to contact me and feel free to AMA.

Luke Brady (Writer/Director)

@THMassacre

Beth & Writer/Director of #THM Luke B
Beth & Writer/Director of #THM Luke B

Risks and challenges

RISKS
The biggest risk is that this is an all or nothing campaign. It would be unfair to take a portion of the money and attempt to make the film partially funded, the film and the audience lose out. So I need to raise the entire campaign amount, which is going to be very tough. I have prepped this campaign for several months and am prepared to work as hard as possible to spread the word.

CHALLENGES
Filmmaking is never a straight forward process and no matter how much you plan and prep there is always something that crops up you didn't expect, but I love problem solving and make the best of a bad situation.

In the past I have always swiftly dealt with tons of issues including losing a location the night before we were due to start filming (no problem, found a better), car punctures between locations (slight delay and extra expense), losing a whole days shoot due to torrential downpour (relax the scenes were recovered following day), loss of props (I always have spares!), cast dropping out 1 week before shoot (slight panic but I know Casting Directors - phew), actors catching flu (we just 'shemp' it), explosions (not happened yet thank goodness but I am sure we would turn it to our advantage!)

Filmmaking is a minefield of problems but these often make you MORE creative!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.33

    THE SLAP PACKAGE

    You receive:
    • An UNCENSORED digital copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
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    THE PUNCH PACKAGE

    You receive:
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • A PDF copy of the script.

    PLUS:
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
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    THE SPITTING PACKAGE

    You receive:
    • A digital copy of every episode.

    PLUS:
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    THE BARBWIRE PACKAGE

    • Get listed as an official backer on www.highridgemassacre.com website, we will hyper link your name to a site of your choice (cannot be illegal or pornographic).
    This is a great perk for anyone wanting to backlink some web traffic to their own website.

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £20 or more About $27

    THE SCRATCH PACKAGE (DVD SINGLE)

    • DVD copy of 'The Highridge Web Massacre'

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    THE HEADBUTT PACKAGE (DVD COMBO)

    A nose bleed inducing perk! You receive both!

    • DVD copy of Luke's debut feature 'Young, High and Dead'. 81 minute film
    • DVD copy of 'The Highridge Web Massacre'

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    THE RAZOR PACKAGE (POSTER)

    The blood is starting to flow now! We are going to send you a printed UNCENSORED copy of ‘The Highridge Massacre’ film poster (see artwork) This is a full colour 30 x 40 inch theatrical 'one sheet' poster that will be delivered to your front door.

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £40 or more About $53

    BRAND NEW LAST DAY REWARD!!!

    THE BOLT ACTION SHOTGUN PACKAGE XX (Double Poster)

    To celebrate the last day of the campaign we have a great reward where you get BOTH POSTERS

    • Full colour ONE SHEET of THMassacre
    • FULL colour ONE SHEET of Young, High and Dead.

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    THE SCREWDRIVER PACKAGE ( XXX COMBO)

    Things are turning nasty, you will receive ALL rewards from HEADBUTT & RAZOR.

    • 30 x 40 inch 'one sheet' colour poster of Highridge Massacre (UNCENSORED).
    • DVD copy of 'Young High and Dead'
    • DVD copy of 'The Highridge Web Massacre'

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £60 or more About $80

    THE BONE SNAP PACKAGE XXXX

    Quadruple the mayhem! 2 Posters, 2 DVD's and ALL the digital rewards.

    • 30 x 40 inch 'one sheet' colour poster of Young, High and Dead
    • 30 x 40 inch 'one sheet' colour poster of Highridge Massacre (UNCENSORED)
    • DVD copy of 'Young High and Dead'
    • DVD copy of 'The Highridge Web Massacre'

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £100 or more About $133

    THE TOOTH SNAP PACKAGE (CAST MEMBER)

    Searing pain! How about some rewards to soothe that donation?

    •You will be immortalized in EVERY episode as a 'Venner victim' in the title sequence. We will use a digital photo of you posing as a corpse which will be featured before every episode.
    •You will also receive a CAST MEMBER credit on IMDB and the www.highridgemassacre.com website.

    PLUS:
    • A digital copy of every episode.
    • A 'Special thanks' credit on our website.
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

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    Pledge £800 or more About $1,060

    THE SAW PACKAGE (PRODUCER)

    My goodness you must really want to see that head get sawn off! You just tipped the scales of ‘slasher’ filmmaking.

    Every Film Producer is bat sh*t crazy so to help keep your sanity levels in order we are going to give you ALL of the following:

    • A PRODUCER credit on IMDB
    • A PRODUCER credit at the end of every episode.
    • EXCLUSIVE theatrical full colour poster of 'YOUNG, HIGH AND DEAD' - see bonus artwork on left.
    • Theatrical colour print 'one sheet' poster of Highridge Massacre (RAZOR).
    • A Blu-Ray & DVD Copy of 'Young, High and Dead'
    • Printed copy of the script (signed by cast & crew).
    • Printed copy of the comic pages (signed by cast & crew).
    • Spend a day on set
    Being a Producer is all about getting involved, we will invite you down to the shoot so you can watch the craziness before your very eyes. (We will cover your travel expenses up to £80 - Any additional travel costs will need to be covered by yourself. Food and drink will be supplied throughout the day.

    PLUS DIGITAL COPIES OF:
    • Every episode.
    • An extra large 'Producer' credit on our website.
    • Producer bio section on website
    • 4 digital pages of brutal comic book art.
    • An UNCENSORED copy of the gruesome Highridge Massacre poster.
    • A PDF copy of the script.
    (Sent via a download link)

    We will also shamelessly promote you across all our social channels showering you with digital kisses and social media love.

    FREE SHIPPING

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $1,987

    THE SHOTGUN PACKAGE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

    Holy moly, maybe you just took some angel dust, robbed a bank and are wreaking havoc with a credit card. Either way I won’t question your generosity.

    By donating the full amount needed for the entire campaign you just became the smartest person on the planet and are now an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, so I have some EPIC REWARDS for you.

    You get ALL of the above rewards PLUS

    • An Executive Producer Credit on IMDB

    • A huge box of cool slasher film stuff! You will receive
    • Exclusive signed pictures from the cast of Luke’s debut film ‘Young High and Dead’
    • Signed pictures from the beautiful Louisa Lytton (BBC's Eastenders, American Pie 4 & Payback Season)
    • Signed pictures from the lovely Hannah Tointon (The Children & CH'4's The Inbetweeners) (these are extremely rare!!!),
    • Blu Ray & DVD copy of ‘Young, High and Dead’ signed by Luke Brady
    • Copy of ‘Beware The Dark’ from SST Publications signed by Luke Brady
    • Custom made metal shackle prop worn by Hannah Tointon in Young, High and Dead (only 1 of 5 in the world!)

    You also get FOUR 'one sheet' theatrical posters. • 2 X THE HIGHRIDGE MASSACRE POSTER (1 signed by cast & crew)
    • 2 X YOUNG HIGH AND DEAD POSTER (1 signed by cast & crew)
    (these will be an absolute 1 off!)

    • An 'Executive Producer' credit before each episode.
    • At the end of each episode you also receive the following credit “This episode was sponsored by ……..”
    Heck we’ll even include your company brand/logo if you run an appropriate business!

    • FILM PROPS - You get to keep a secret prop (I can't disclose just yet) used in the film.
    • The fake head with it’s brains blown out!

    •SET VISIT - If you live in the United Kingdom (must live within the UK in order to qualify for this feature!) we will invite you & 1 guest down to the shoot where you will spend the day with the cast & crew and watch the craziness unfold before your very eyes.

    •TABLE READ - You are also included in a conference call 'table reading' of the web series. You are invited to get involved during the pre production stages and collaborate your idea's/thoughts with Luke and the team.
    Don't have a clue about filmmaking? That's no problem as we can help educate you along the way.

    •GET KILLED ON CAMERA - We will give you or a friend the opportunity to be in a 'death scene' for the web series trailer. Depending on experience or how good you/they are I might include dialogue and make it a speaking role. (food and travel covered up to £80 per person)

    BUT

    LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK?
    It’s a huge shame I cannot afford to fly you over but I will product place you or your business inside an actual episode.
    •FACE ON SCREEN - I will include your face in a fake newspaper article or family picture. Yep you still get to be part of the evil 'Venner family' and featured in the actual series!

    PLUS FINALLY
    • PHOTOS GALORE! You will receive a package of all the ‘behind the scenes’ still photographs
    • A framed group photo signed by YOU & all the 'Highridge Massacre' cast and crew.

    If I had more, I would give it to you!

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Funding period

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