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Horror Short Helen Soars Past Crowdfunding Goal

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Another crowdfunding success story! And it was for a horror film focusing on a female protagonist!  Although there have been quite a few of those lately, I still feel that there needs to be more, so this story truly is a win-win.

Get the details on the short, titled Helen, below:

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HELEN, a horror short film from the Dell Sisters, shattered fundraising records on the crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark last week. The film raised 100% of its goal in just 12 hours, cutting the previous record for fastest campaign financing in half. HELEN follows a woman through the longest night of her life after her anxiety comes to life as the Fury, a demon determined to destroy her. The film stars Aimee Garcia (“Dexter,” RoboCop, “Rush Hour”) and is currently in post-production.

The campaign is still active at seedandspark.com/studio/helen-1. Seed&Spark offers distribution and filmmaker incentives for projects with 500+ followers, so HELEN encourages everyone to FOLLOW the campaign!

The Dell Sisters, writer/director Emily Dell and producer Elizabeth Dell, are a filmmaking team in Los Angeles focused on female-driven genre films. Their previous works include B-GIRL, a narrative feature about a female breakdancer, released in the US by Screen Media Films, distributed worldwide, and airing on Showtime, Starz, and Encore Networks. Emily Dell is the author of the comic book series Romeo & Juliet and Guns, as well as the Executive Director of the Nashville Writers Conference. Elizabeth Dell is the Head of the China Task Force for the Producers Guild of America and produces hundreds of episodes of branded digital content. Elizabeth and Emily are featured in the National Women’s History Museum [“From Ideas to Independence: A Century of Entrepreneurial Women”] and are sponsored by/partnered with NIKE, BOWMORE WHISKY, and MICROSOFT.

Seed&Spark is a crowdfunding platform for independent filmmakers. The tools they provide for their users result in a 75% fundraising success rate, twice the average of other platforms. Their partnerships with Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, and other premier distribution channels allow their filmmakers to distribute their work across the globe.

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

Synopsis:

In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

Synopsis:
In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

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Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship; but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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