Last Call for The Plague Doctor!!

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This is going to be a quick one guys so stick with me here. Please watch the video above to learn more about the film. The director can explain it more eloquently than I can. Just listening to how passionate Emanuele Mengotti speaks about this project. It just touches your heart. Please show your support!

THE PLAGUE DOCTOR is an indie horror film I’ve mentioned before, but this is the last call to show your support! We only have a few days to help this production reach it’s goal of $25000.

Some of the perks are awesome! Jewelry, masks, posters, paper models, a documentary, and a tour of Poveglia Island! You better hurry up and show your support before time runs out!

Check out their indiegogo page HERE

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Raising Funds For A Zombie Movie

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Alrighty y’all! Let’s rally together and help finish a Vancouver based zombie film! It’s been described as a modern twist to the zombie genre with a nostalgic feel. Most people think that once you seen one zombie film you’ve seen them all. You’re probably right but that doesn’t make zombie movies any less entertaining.

Please check the Indiegogo site listed below to donate. Depending the amount you donate, you will be rewarded with a shout out in the credits, a digital copy, a signed DVD, etc! We have 38 days to reach the goal of $10,000 CAD so you better hurry. The last count was $426 CAD.

Sites:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3-hours-till-dead-indie-zombie-horror-film#/story

https://twitter.com/millspictures

https://www.facebook.com/Hourstilldead

Sinister Grin Press is Calling for Support!

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Alrighty, y’all! Let’s see what we can do for Sinister Grin Press! They’ve recently launched an Indiegogo campaign seeking support for their press. They’re looking to reach a $4,000 goal. So far they only have $185. That’s kinda sad and time is running out! The campaign closes in 28 days.

So what do you get for helping Sinister Grin Press? You mean besides helping a press out? Well depending how much you donate, you can get different gifts. From a mention on their website as a supporter to receiving 14 paperback copies of their current books plus 10 paperback copies of future books they publish! That sounds like an awesome deal to me.

So if you’re interested visit the websites below! I’m sure they’ll appreciate your generosity!

Sites:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sgp3-sinister-grin-press-pernicious-promotional#/story

https://twitter.com/SinisterGrinPre

http://sinistergrinpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sinister-Grin-Press/192775404110112

Ghetto Tarot and the Haitian Slums

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Artist Alice Smeets recreates the Rider Waite tarot deck with Haitian people in the slums. All pictures copyrighted by Alice Smeets.

Voodoo is the official national religion of Haiti, but few if any Rider Waite tarot decks feature Haitian people or Haitian artists (let’s ignore the fact that a black woman invented the first Rider Waite tarot deck) Enter Alice Smeets and her fascinating photography project, “Ghetto Tarot.” She, along with a group of local Port-Au-Prince artists called the “atis rezistans” recreate iconic images from the Rider Waite with locally-sourced materials found in the Haitian slums.

The Queen of Wands “Ghetto Tarot” style by Alice Smeets.

I think this art project is fantastic. The recreated images are smart and offer a surprising glimpse of Haiti. Although the country’s impoverished surroundings are hard to ignore in these photographs, it is presented in a fun, interactive way. Yes, the poverty in Haiti is a crisis, but there is also more to Haiti than devastation and disaster. These Haitian artists’ sense of humor really made me smile and I wanted to share these images with all of you. Mondays suck. A little warmhearted irony can’t hurt. I originally found this story HERE on Design Boom.

All photos in this post are owned by Alice Smeets and respective artists.

Adorable, don’t you think?

5 of Cups recreated beautifully.

Alice Smeets writes about the project:

my aim was to create a very personal deck without loosing the different spirits of the cards’, smeets says. ‘then the idea entered my mind to combine three of my passions: the spiritual world, the haitian culture and people as well as the philosophical reflections about the dualities in our world; in this case rich and poor. moving away from the clichéd images of poverty, illustrating the spirits and meanings of the cards with a touch of humor in the middle of the slum and showing colored people for the first time on the traditional, old European cards to break stereotypes.’

The Ghetto Tarot project could use your support. They are trying to make it into a real 78-card tarot deck. They’ve met their goal, but you can preorder the deck along with posters and other prizes at their IndieGoGo page:

http://igg.me/at/ghettotarot

More about the artist:

http://www.alicesmeets.com/

@alicesmeets on Twitter

More about the atis rezistans:

http://www.atis-rezistans.com/about.php

Let’s Raise Funds for a Horror Movie!

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So I stumble on this and thought….why not talk about it. Jennifer Nangle is looking for some funding for a horror movie she wants to make based on a true story. According to the indiegogo website, she grew up in a haunted house and thought that it would make a great film. The video above talks more about it. Her goal is to reach $2,500 for make-up, editing, special effects, etc. so far she’s made it to $1,560. So if you want to donate you better hurry. You’ve got 18 days before donations closes. The website also has a list of rewards you can receive based on the amount you donate. For example, for $25 you’ll get a shout out on twitter and facebook, a special thank you, a secret link to behind the scenes clips, and a credit at the end of the film. I like a good ghost story, so let’s see if we can make this lady’s dream come true.

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/jennifer_nangle

https://twitter.com/demonic_attach

https://www.facebook.com/demonicattachment?fref=nf

Donate Here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/demonic-attachment#home

Be Careful Who You Show “The ABCs of Death” To

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I has recently come to my attention that teachers and substitutes today really need to be careful what they say and do. For example, I found out that a substitute teacher is being sent to jail for showing the film “The ABC’s of Death” to the high school students she was in charge of. The ages of the students ranged from 14 to 18 so I’m thinking that they’ve seen far worse on TV and the internet. Anyway, the Assistant Principle walked by and confiscated it. She was later arrested on felony charges for showing the movie. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail. For what, you ask? For “disseminating matter harmful to juveniles”. You don’t think these kids have seen worse on TV or the internet when their parents aren’t looking?

The film’s producers, Ant Timpson and Tim League, are pissed. It’s not that their mad that the school that their film was disgusting, but that Sheila Kearns(the sub) is going to jail for showing it. Did I mention that this is a felony? The film’s producers have started an Indiegogo account to help raise money for Kearns’ appeal. Having a 58 yr old grandmother going to jail for 90 days really doesn’t sit well with them. Their goal is $15,000 and, last time I checked, they were at $4,167.

Feel free to donate HERE

Do you think that this was the right thing to do? Was it really a felony showing a horror movie to students? If it is then my sisters 8th grade teacher needs to be punished. What she was 13, her teacher thought it would be brilliant to show Pet Cemetery to the class…my sister couldn’t sleep for a month after that.

Some articles:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-teacher-jailed-for-showing-violent-movie-20150304-story.html

http://www.indiewire.com/article/grandmother-jailed-for-screening-the-abcs-of-death-for-high-school-students-20150310