Scythe: A Kickstarter Slasher
Eliminating all the “horror film stereotypes,” and the exceedingly annoying, eye-rolling horror film cliques the slasher genre is known for, Scythe promises that no such thing will appear within its story line. Instead, they are focusing on the character’s human qualities and taking the time to focus on developing 3D characters that actually have lives, that we actually care about, and what they might really do when faced with perilous situations.
Jim Rothman, the director, was born and raised in Seattle, WA. Through high school, his heart and mind were always in the movies & in 1999, at 19, he moved down to CA to take a shot as his dreams. Starting off as an actor, he branched into film-making & wrote & directed his short film in 2008 called I’m Not Matt Damon. lat year, he followed that up with a hilarious short film called Going Down There.
Synopsis: On the week of prom night in Concord North Carolina, The Grim Reaper Killer escapes a prison transport and breaks into a hardware store, surprising high school student Emily. Under the cover of the store’s blackout, a hide-or-be killed cat and mouse game ensues, resulting in Emily’s back with a SCYTHE in it, the killer’s signature weapon. She is his latest victim. And his first mistake.
With prom cancelled, shy teen Megan is forced by her best friend Kim to meet with other friends after hours at the abandoned pool. At the pool party Megan opens up about her desire to be great, to be worthy of someone worth knowing. This confession leads the girls to bond and build a sisterhood to watch out for one another. Unbeknownst to them outside hovers the Grim Reaper Killer, targeting them as his newest victims.
When a young, disgraced FBI agent Christ Gibson is tasked with recapturing the killer he encounters something that could solve the case. The killer’s mistake: this is not the work of The Grim Reaper Killer. It is someone else…
There are currently 17 days left to back this film on Kickstarter to make this un-clique dream a reality. With only 116 backers so far and a goal of $50,000 – the campaign is making steady progress with some pretty awesome rewards to boot.
The short film trailer is below, however, to view the feature film trailer just head over to their Kickstarter page.