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Ryan Cooper

Casket County Massacre seeks help from punk fans to fund the film and create the soundtrack

By November 6, 2012

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A new film project on Kickstarter, Casket County Massacre represents a revolutionary step in crowdsourced filmmaking.

Set to star two horror icons - Kane Hodder (who played Jason in Friday the 13th parts 7-10 and Victor Crowley in Hatchet 1-3) and  Tyler Mane (Sabretooth in X-men and Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween 1 & 2) - the film is the story of the Garlock Gang, a trio of psychotic killers who ride into Casket County in search of gold, murdering everyone in their way.

People pledging funds to the film's Kickstarter page will have the opportunity to take part in the film's production itself, beginning at the $25 level which will offer voting privileges on casting, plot and creative decisions, all the way up to more exclusive access including acting credits and the opportunity to be killed on screen!

Just one day in, the film has already raised $10,000 of their $150,000 goal, which makes for a distinct possibility that this one is on its way to being made.

You can see the Kickstarter pitch here.

Now that the excitement of this news is wearing off, you're probably wonder what this news is doing on a punk music site. That's a fair question, and I have a fair answer.

Punk rock and horror link up pretty well, and the filmmakers know that a solid punk rock soundtrack can carry a slasher pic to its gruesome finale. The producers of the film have reached out to me to help put the word out that they're going to try to create a serious punk rock soundtrack, heavily emphasizing undiscovered, independent and unsigned bands.

Bands interested in being a part of the film can submit their info here.

Please spread the word to your favorite unknown punk acts, and post suggestions in the comments as well. This is how a community can come together to make something big.


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