After finding a bloody face mask in the street during an epidemic outbreak, a concerned neighbour calls his home-isolating friends to check on them. Meanwhile the friends are experiencing their own horrors in their homes during lockdown.
The five short films are made under the rules:
Shoot in your place of isolation;
Shoot on your phone;
Make horror films.
The five filmmakers came up with their own concepts, goals, style and expression under these rules creating five very different horror short films, using few resources and limited technical gear available, inspired by the lockdown, and strung together by producer Nicolai Kornum.
So, like I said… want to watch a horror movie with me? Sorry we can’t NETFLIX & CHILL, but we can YOUTUBE AND BLOG! (I wish I would have set up the chat here, it would have been like the good ol’ days back at Zombie Fiend!)
I’m going to wait a little bit, then watch it here. Want to join me? It’s only about 25 minutes long, and looks pretty cool. We can text in the comments maybe? Idk how it will work out, but if you’d like to stare at a screen at the same time as me – meet me back here at say… 5:00ish (in about an hour and a half ). We might not even be able to communicate, but we’ll never know if we don’t try sometime! If I don’t see you then, then I’ll see you later. Until then, stay safe, and stay scary – not scared!
100% of the money raised during this one-day event will go to our 2020 recipients. They are:
*Ashley Adams and her daughter Natalya, who has Marfan Syndrome. *Laura, a breast cancer warrior known for her work in Arkansas’s LGBTQ+ community. *Patricia, who suffered second and third degree burns to the entire right side of her body.
Below is the tentative schedule. All times are Eastern. Please note that celebrity appearances (including actors, authors, directors, and other panelists) are subject to availability and may change without notice.
9:00am – 9:15am: Opening Ceremonies with Joe Ripple and Brian Keene
9:15am to 9:50am: LIVE READING – Jeff Strand and Stephen Kozeniewski
9:50am to 10:00am: Fundraising update with Brian Keene, Alfred Guy and O’Malley Brandt
10:00am to 10:50am: JAWS AT 45 – Jonathan Janz, Victor LaValle, Hillary Monahan, Matt Serafini, Adam Cesare, and Glenn Rolfe (moderator) discuss why, after 45 years, we’re still afraid to go in the water.
10:50am – 11:00am: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Paul Tremblay
11:00am – 11:50am: MY FAVORITE HORROR COMICS – Tim Seeley, Rachel Autumn Deering, Jamal Igle, Cullen Bunn, Maurice Broaddus, and Matt Wildasin (moderator) discuss their favorite horror comic books of all time.
11:50am – Noon: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and John Wayne Comunale
Noon – 12:50pm: HORROR FOR KIDS – Lamar Giles, Stephanie Cooke, Jonathan Maberry, Gretchen McNeil, Bitter Karella, Will Bozarth, and Becky Spratford (moderator) discuss horror for a younger audience.
12:50pm to 1:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and John Dugan
1:00pm to 1:25pm: RETURN TO ELM STREET – Jack Shoulder, Mark Patton, Nick Benson, and Mick Strawn reminisce with moderator David Heck about their work on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
1:25pm – 1:30pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene, Brian Smith and Bryan Smith
1:30pm – 2:00pm: LIVE READING – Gabino Iglesias and Cina Pelayo
2:00pm to 2:50pm: MY FAVORITE MONSTER – Stephen Graham Jones, Hunter Shea, Scott Baker, the Sisters of Slaughter, Dee Southerland and Chuck Buda (moderator) discuss their favorite monsters of all time.
2:50pm to 3:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Roy Wooley
3:00pm to 3:50pm: THE WALKING DEAD – David Heck moderates this Q&A with The Walking Dead’s Josh Mikel, Steve Coulter, Cooper Andrews, Lew Temple and Jayson Warner Smith.
3:50pm to 4:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Felissa Rose
4:00pm to 4:50pm: THE AMBIDEXTROUS PATH – Mary SanGiovanni, Stephanie Wytovich, Bracken MacLeod, Somer Canon, and Jay Wilburn (moderator) discuss faith and magic in horror and creativity.
4:50pm to 5:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Joshua Leonard
5:00pm to 5:50pm: Q&A – Emmy-award winner Pruitt Taylor Vince discusses his career with moderator David Heck.
5:50pm to 6:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Eugene Clark
6:00pm to 6:50pm: CAN HORROR GO TOO FAR? – CV Hunt, Wrath James White, Kristopher Triana, Autumn Christian, Wesley Southard, Aaron Dries, and Armand Rosamilia (moderator) discuss how far is too far.
6:50pm to 7:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Lar Park Lincoln
7:00pm to 7:55pm: COWBOYS AND ZOMBIES – Gemma Files, Wile E. Young, Keith Lansdale, Christine Morgan, Kenzie Jennings, and Thomas Clark (moderator) discuss the resurgence of Weird Westerns in film and literature.
7:55pm to 8:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Josh Malerman
8:00pm to 8:30pm: BIZARRO HORROR – John Edward Lawson, Andersen Prunty, Rose O’Keefe, Michael Alan Rose, and Scott Cole (moderator) discuss surrealism and the supernatural in horror fiction and film.
8:30pm to 8:55pm: Q&A – Night of the Demons’ Amelia Kinkade discusses her career with moderator David Heck.
8:55pm to 9:00pm: Fundraising update with Brian Keene and Joe Ripple
9:00pm to 9:15pm: A SPECIAL PRESENTATION with Joe Ripple and Brian Keene
9:15pm to 9:30pm: COSTUME CONTEST – Celebrity judges Amanda Bearse, John Anderson, Amelia Kinkade, Lynne Hansen, and Matt Blazi discuss this year’s costume contest entries.
9:30pm to 9:40pm: COUNT GORE – Scares That Care Weekend’s beloved Count Gore deVol announces the winners of this year’s costume contest.
9:40pm to 9:50pm: SCARYOKE – Rio Youers and Ronald Malfi present an at home version of this Scares That Care Weekend staple.
9:50pm to 10:00pm: Closing Ceremonies
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Scares That Care? A: Founded in 2007 by Joe Ripple, we are a 501C3 charity. Our Board of Directors and our volunteers are composed of horror fans and professionals. Each year we raise money for three recipient families (a sick child, a breast cancer fighter, and a burn victim).
Q: How can I donate during the virtual event? A: We will be sharing information on how to donate via text or phone hourly during the event. Yu can also donate anytime by visiting this link.
Q: Can I donate before or after the event, as well? A: Yes. You can donate year round.
Q: Money is tight. I can’t afford to donate but I’d still love to help. How can I do that? A: We appreciate you and we understand. You can still by tuning in to the livestream, and encouraging your friends and family to do the same.
Q: I’m involved in programming. What do I need to do next? A: Brian Keene will email you a link before the event. You’ll simply need to click that link about ten minutes before your appearance, and allow access to your computer’s webcam and mic. It’s that easy. (Costume contest judges will be contacted earlier with additional instructions).
Q: I’m a celebrity who works in the horror genre. Why wasn’t I included in programming? A: We tried to accommodate as many horror professionals as we could, but unlike our physical Scares That Care Weekend charity events, we are limited by the technological restrictions and time constraints of this virtual event. However, you can still help the cause by sharing the event with your fans and encouraging them to donate.
“[Cry Little Sister] is amust-watch, epic horror mashup, one that seamlessly edits over 200 genre favorites into 5 absolutely thrilling minutes that left me breathless! The video is set to a heavily electronic remix of Cry Little Sister from The Lost Boys soundtrack and includes samples of iconic horror quotes that complement the lyrics perfectly. What’s more, this skillful audio/visual collage is clearly organized into chapters: Werewolves, zombies, slashers, and more.”
♫♪♫♪ Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall) ♪♫♪♫ ♪♫♪♫Come to your brother (Thou shall not die) ♫♪♫♪ ♫♪♫♪ Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear) ♪♫♪♫ ♪♫♪♫Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill) ♫♪♫♪
A 50-foot man-eating Easter bunny is on the loose and the townsfolk don’t stand a hop in hell. As the bloodthirsty, floppy-eared killer leaves a trail of dismembered corpses, the town’s only chance of survival rests with a wannabe actress and a crazy dog-catcher. God help them!
You have no idea how badly I want NEED these in my life.
A gallery of horror movie heroines, screaming for your attention! Fascinating but disturbing, scary movies prove amazingly popular, year after year. This book features dolls of 16 actresses, each with one movie outfit, who have appeared in some of the most frightening but fun flicks: Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein, Janet Leigh in Psycho, Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween, and many others.
Cinema’s greatest villains take center stage in this paper doll collection of homicidal lunatics and their intended targets. Featured roles range from masked slasher-movie assassins to Jack Nicholson’s deranged caretaker in The Shining and Kathy Bates as Misery’s psychotic fan, plus Freddy Krueger of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Leatherface of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jason of Friday the 13th, and others. Contains mature content.
I don’t know who YouTube style sensation Grav3yardGirl, (aka Bunny Meyer), is – but I’m about to go find out because there is a paper doll book of her out, too!!
Imagine a realm where the most horrifying terrors of the underworld emerge to wreak bloody vengeance upon any who… hmm? what’s that? you wanna go literally anywhere else? yeah, good idea let’s get out of here.
Beyond Lovecraft is a portmanteau horror story that draws directly on the works of H. P Lovecraft. Drawn by award winning artist Rob Moran and written by award winning writer Jasper Bark, it’s a 96 page graphic novel featuring four stand alone tales and one on going story that links them all together. This is a grim and cosmic love letter to the mythos that means so much to the creators.
THE STORY ARC
The linking story is set in the apocalyptic aftermath of the return of the great god Cthulhu. The scattered band of humans that survive this catastrophe scratch a bare living, hiding in the shadows of what’s left of their civilisation.
A tiny group of scientist from Miskatonic university find a way to access the fabled Library of the Yith. This is an alien archive that contains the entire history of the universe and was first mentioned in Lovecraft’s novella: ‘The Shadow Out of Time’.
The scientists hope to find a way to stop humanity’s extinction and win back their planet from the Elder Gods. Instead they uncover four tales of cosmic terror, and personal loss, that will forever change the way you view the Cthulhu mythos.
OCCUPY THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
In ‘Occupy the Mountains of Madness’ a band of eco warriors, protesting arctic oil drilling, uncovers an evil far greater than the 1% who own all our wealth.
THE COVER OUT OF SPACE
A Fortean journalist travels to Arkham’s blasted heath to investigate the mysterious disappearance of legendary, underground cartoonist Victor Rodriguez and the rumours of an alien visitation. He discovers the unimaginable truth lies between the covers of a living comic book, a sentient being, made of ink and paper, that gets high when you read it.
OUT IN INNSMOUTH
Growing up gay in the poverty ridden town of Innsmouth leaves 16 year old Zeke desperate to escape. When he meets Jay on-line he doesn’t realise that the older man is grooming him, but the sinister currents of Innsmouth’s murky past are about to catch them both in it’s inescapable undertow.
THE THRALL OF CTHULHU
In an alternate world, the Cthulhu Mythos has infected all literature like a virus. Few people can remember a time when every story ever told wasn’t about the dark Old Ones. A handful of readers must work with a tiny group of fictional characters to repel this invasion and keep their reality safe from the Elder Gods.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Beyond Lovecraft has already been picked up by top UK publishers Markosia, so the publishing and distribution are covered. Unfortunately, due to the current economic realities of comics publishing, Markosia can’t afford to pay us a page rate. Sadly this is an increasingly common state of affairs in the comics industry and that’s why campaigns like this are SO IMPORTANT.
Traditionally comic creators are paid a page rate for their work, like an advance against royalties. This page rate can be anything from $50 to $5000 depending on whether the creator is providing pencils, inks, colours, script or letters, and how big a name they are in the industry.
If we meet our campaign goal, you will have helped us raise just enough money to pay ourselves a third of the page rate that we usually make. That’s right, only a THIRD OF OUR USUAL PAGE RATE. We don’t mind about this though. This is a Dream Project for both of us and we are obsessed with making it a reality.
Even though we will be working for a third of our usual fee, we will still be able to pay most of our bills and that will mean we can devote all our time to this project without having to take on other work to feed our families.
You will be helping us pour our twisted hearts and dark souls into this project. And if you knew how dark our souls were, you’d realise what a service you’re doing the world by giving us a place to pour them.
WHERE THE CONTRIBUTIONS WILL GO:
This is a breakdown of where all the funds raised will go:
We would love you to get involved with our campaign and share the passion and excitement we have for this project. If you are able to contribute we have some really unique perks on offer.
Every perk is designed to put you at the heart of this campaign and to share ownership of the whole project. We’re offering bespoke gifts and some completely unique experiences, because we believe this is a special project and we want you to be an integral part of it.
If you don’t feel you can contribute straight away we do hope you’ll come back and check us out over the course of the campaign. If you could share the campaign with your friends, maybe tweet about it or post on other social media, we will be just as grateful.
If you don’t get around to sharing our campaign, please do leave a message and let us know what you think. Every bit of feedback is important to us and we really welcome your thoughts.
Thank you for checking out our campaign and we hope you can join us for the ride, as we travel Beyond Lovecraft.
Where to find the campaign:
On Indegogo – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/beyond-lovecraft#/