As there have been approximately 38 billion slasher movies produced so far, it’s safe to say that they’ve gotten a bit repetitive over the years. So it’s refreshing for one to come along that throws all the cliches out the window and attempts to be as realistic as possible.
That’s the aim of Scythe, about a serial killer known as the Grim Reaper, who kills his victims with, you guessed it, a scythe. It’s now on Kickstarter, so head over there to help reap the harvest.
Jim Rothman is the writer/director/producer and co-stars with Andrea Muller and Robert B. Silver.
As a special bonus to Dread Central readers, for TODAY (4/11/16) only, anyone who pledges for the $50 Cap and Blu-ray package (which includes a baseball cap with the Scythe logo on it and a Blu-ray copy of the film), will also receive an autographed copy of the feature length script for free. Plus, if 100 readers respond, the DC logo will be included in the credits of the film (but no pressure)!
From the Press Release:
A psychological slasher thriller WITHOUT all the slasher film cliches!
From the writer/director of the award-winning short films I’m Not Matt Damon, Going Down There, and Minutes…comes the return of the slasher film genre: SCYTHE, a psychological thriller in the same vein as the classic and modern horror films Halloween (1978) and Saw (2004) as well as films from iconic director Alfred Hitchcock.
On the week of prom night in Concord, North Carolina, RONALD WADE, known as the Grim Reaper Killer, escaped a prison transport and breaks into a hardware store, surprising high school student EMILY JOHNSON, the store owner’s daughter. Under the cover of the store’s blackout, a hide-or-be-killed cat and mouse game ensues, ending with several stab wounds to Emily’s back with a SCYTHE, the killer’s signature weapon.
A television left on breaks the news of the Grim Reaper’s escape and highlights his exploits, as he swings a scythe at Emily, beheading her. She is his latest victim. And his first mistake.
With prom cancelled and a mandatory curfew in effect, shy teen MEGAN MILLER is forced by her best friend, KIM, to meet with AMY, VICKY, REBECCA, and JENNIFER after hours at the abandoned pool for a party. 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 young, disgraced FBI AGENT CHRIS GIBSON is tasked with recapturing the killer, he encounters seasoned US MARSHAL JOHN DECKER. After a jurisdictional dispute, the two begrudgingly join forces. While examine Emily’s body, it is Agent Gibson that discovers the killer’s mistake: This is not the work of the Grim Reaper Killer. It is someone else…