A Horror Fan Call to Arms: 'Before the Mask' needs YOUR help!

CALLING ALL HORROR FANS!! Are you sick of soulless horror remakes? Do you wish there were more awesome slasher films made these days? If so, you are probably already familiar with one of the best horror films of the last decade, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. That film proved that quality horror is not dead and it spawned a new genre legend.

With absolutely no studio support, director Scott Glosserman and company have been raising money for a sequel, Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon. But despite tremendous fan support, they are falling short of their goal. If that goal is not met in time, THIS FILM WILL NOT GET MADE. This is our chance as horror fans to step up and DO something for the genre we love, and to save Leslie Vernon himself. 

To contribute to this worthy cause, head on over to the Official Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon Facebook Page. Click on "Support B4TM" on the left-hand sidebar and choose how you would like to help. The prizes for donating include DVDs, blu-rays, posters, props, and even a chance to get killed by Leslie Vernon! 

If you are not comfortable paying via Facebook, you can email your order and pay via Paypal (as I did). They have also set up a web store where you can buy seriously awesome prints, t-shirts, buttons and hoodies and more!

So please jump on over there and help! If you'd like to know more of the story, here is an announcement recently made by Glosserman on Facebook:

We want to be shooting B4TM this fall. September, earliest, November, latest, to be exact. Therefore, we need to be in pre-production in August. Location scouting in July. Or before.

Our fundraising deadline for the crowd funding portion of B4TM is June 1st. If we achieve our goal by June 1st, we'll have enough time to close the other co-financing deals that are contingent upon securing our crowd funding.

As I am in the Directors Guild and our actors and writer, cinematographer, composer, et al, are in their respective guilds, this will be a union movie paying union scale wages and fringes. We will happily reveal the budget -- in fact, we are in discussions with a horror channel about doing a docu-reality series on the making of B4TM so that we can reveal what's involved in this production endeavor, every step of the way.

We shot our first movie for $232 thousand dollars (not including cast and post production/delivery). This movie will cost significantly more since we're all union now, and since we're deconstructing the conventions of horror sequels, prequels, and remakes, and you know how much...crazier...they tend to get.

Our crowd fundraising goal is $500 thousand dollars.

We have an investor(s) who is matching, dollar-for-dollar, up to that amount, so if/when we crowd fund $500K we'll actually have raised $1 million for B4TM. That will be enough to make our movie.

$500K by June 1st may seem like a daunting proposition, but spread out among the community we've already built, it's not crazy.

So there you have it. PLEASE contribute whatever you can, no matter how little, and hell, score a sweet prize in exchange - and an even sweeter prize when this film actually gets made. We can do it!!

Official Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon Facebook Page.

B4TM Web Store

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