1)What’s the logline or tagline?
2)What do you consider to be the scariest moment is in the film?
The two scariest moments in the film are actually spoilers, but the 2nd scariest moment to me is when Amy is alone on the street and we see Him for the first time.
3)How did you come up with the concept?
Halloween was a great influence to me. It defined in many ways the slasher film sub-genre. And that sub-genre has happened in a while. Now, it’s mostly found footage or supernatural. But since Halloween, there have been plenty of copycats these films have been made so poorly that there are websites that list the top 50 cliches you generally find in them. So much that the slasher genre is parodied in a Geico commercial. So my concept was simple: why can’t we modernize it and make it real and take out all the horror film cliches, focus on three dimensional characters with actual lives that we actually care about. So that’s what I set out to do.
4)How many days did it take to film?
5)How did you decide on the name?
Scythe is based on the slasher film concept of the masked villain. In this case, it is the Grim Reaper. His main weapon is a scythe.
6)At what age did you watch your 1st horror film and which film was it?
I was probably 13 and it was Jaws. I have literally never been back in the ocean since. A pool is much safer.
7)Any other horror projects in the works?
Yes, we are exploring a mashup of zombies and vampires. But at the moment we are focusing on turning Scythe into our first feature film. A Kickstarter campaign will launch on April 5th in order to complete the financing we need, and we need the help of the horror film fan base to help realize our dream!
8)What was the budget?
$3000. The cast, crew, hair, make-up wardrobe, locations, fees, and permits were all paid for.
9)Any specific movies or stories that influenced the script?
Halloween, Saw, and Hitchcock’s work were my main influences. The idea that you could create a suspenseful, intense, fear based, not gore based film, while allowing the viewer to create their worst killer in their own mind, rather than showing them the one I created. My villain will never be as good as the one the audience can create in their own mind, so I utilized that concept in the film/script.
On the week of prom night in Carlton, North Carolina, Ronald Wade, commonly known as THE GRIM REAPER KILLER, escaped a prison transport and reinvades the town that made him famous.
By the time the sun rises, his first victim is found. And his first mistake.
When young, disgraced FBI agent Chris Gibson and the seasoned US Marshall John decker examine the body it is Agent Gibson that discovers the mistake: this is not the work of the Grim Reaper Killer. It is someone else…
KickStarter Link: SCYTHE – A Realistic Slasher Film
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