We’re back from a little bit too long of a winter vacation, but it took the right sort of news to shake us from hibernation. That news? A new look at horror from across the globe that needs our support.
Producers Ant Timpson and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League, the maniacs who brought you The ABCs of Death, Turbo Kid, and The Greasy Strangler want to unleash The Field Guide to Evil upon us.
They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind’s darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre. We’re going to be exploring the strange tales from all over the globe. Each filmmaker will be making a short about a myth from their country and it will all stitch together in a feature film.
Like the ABCs of Death, the film is a reinvention of anthology horror that is inspired by a global exploration of folklore and mythology. The stories and filmmakers hail from Austria (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, Goodnight Mommy), Germany (Katrin Gebbe, Nothing Bad Can Happen), Greece (Yannis Veslemes, Norway), India (Ashim Ahluwalia, Miss Lovely), Poland (Agnieszka Smoczynska, The Lure), Turkey (Can Evrenol, Baskin), and the United States (Calvin Reeder, The Rambler).
According to the press release:
The film has launched a campaign on First Democracy VC, a funding portal brought through a partnership between Indiegogo and MicroVentures. This will allow anyone the chance to become a true investor in the production, becoming the very first film equity crowdfunding campaign that Indiegogo and MicroVentures have done through their partnership.
Perks for contributing are as followed:
$100+ Digital Download
$250+ Blu-Ray/ DVD Special Edition (PLUS ABOVE)
$350+ Limited Edition Mondo Designed Shirt (PLUS ABOVE)
$500+ The Field Guide to Evil: The Illustrated Book (PLUS ABOVE)
$1,000+ Exclusive To Investors Only – Mondo Poster Variant (PLUS ABOVE)
$2,500+ Your name in the credits as an investor (PLUS ABOVE)
$5,000+ 4 tickets to the festival premiere party with Producers/Directors (location TBD) (PLUS ABOVE)
$10,000+ 2x sold-out VIP passes to Entire Fantastic Fest (limit one investor) (PLUS ABOVE)
$15,000+ Top Brass Victory status at Alamo Drafthouse for you and a guest for life (limit three investors) (PLUS ABOVE)
$20,000+ Co-Producer Credit (limit two investors) (PLUS ABOVE)
$25,000+ Screening for up to 50 of your friends in any Alamo Drafthouse market of The Field Guide to Evil with food and beverage included (limit one investor) (PLUS ABOVE)
$50,000+ Executive Producer Credit, Star in an Alamo Don’t Talk PSA, Super Rare Mondo Pack with numerous sold-out items including posters, tees, pins, figurines, and LPs, 2x VIP passes to Entire Fantastic Fest, and an invitation to an exclusive luncheon at Tim League’s home and filmmaker VIP dinner event during the festival (limit one investor) (PLUS ABOVE)
Look out for updates on the film’s Twitter page.