Hail to the Deadites to Honor Evil Dead Fans in Upcoming Documentary
Director Steve Villeneuve and his crew are out and about creating a brand new documentary about another quite ravenous horror fanbase, those that love the Evil Dead series. They’ll be the featured subjects in Villeneuve’s upcoming documentary Hail to the Deadites.
Below you can see a brief teaser trailer for the film as well as a five-minute sneak peek. If you like what you see, visit the Hail to the Deadites Indiegogo page and take a look at some of the amazing perks they're offering to fans.
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From the Press Release
DiggerFilms has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Hail to the Deadites, a documentary about fans of The Evil Dead horror series. This is the second documentary by director/producer Steve Villeneuve. His 2010 film, Under the Scares, was released after a world premiere at the Tribeca Cinema in New York.
“The goal is to make a documentary about the fans, with the fans," Villeneuve said. “We think the Deadites are a big, strong family; and making this film will allow us to reach out to each other. As a fan, I want to know them, and I want to meet them. I want to share my collection and discover theirs. This film is not just for collectors; it's for all the Evil Dead fans in general who made this franchise a classic.”
To make this project possible, Villeneuve contact Tom Sullivan, Danny Hicks and Patricia Tallman. “I have personally backed a dozen projects over the years, from feature films to short films, each time putting my shoulder to the wheel and giving what I could. Fifteen, twenty-five, thirty-five and even one hundred dollars once. Why am I doing it? Because I believe that, in 2013, this is the way to get the films you want to see,” Villeneuve said. “When I first decided to start this kind of campaign, I wanted it to be more than just the usual fare. Badges, T-shirts, posters and DVDs are the usual way to go, and that's fine, most of the time. But I thought, what else can I bring to the table? Something new, something exclusive…and at that moment it hit me! I quickly sent an email about the project to Tom Sullivan. Tom has agreed to become an associate producer and offer some perks. Things were looking good! And then suddenly, Danny Hicks (Evil Dead 2) did the same thing. And finally, just last week, Patricia Tallman from Army of Darkness also jumped in.”
Indiegogo perks will include the usual posters, badges, T-shirts, DVDs and comic books, but fans will also have the chance to get signed prints from Patricia Tallman and Danny Hicks. Tom Sullivan will offer some prints and also small reproductions of his Book of the Dead as well as replicas of the original Kandarian Dagger from Evil Dead 2.
Hail to the Deadites is scheduled to be filmed in 2014 and be released for the summer of 2015.
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