Much like another independent horror film, Gray Matter, director Braden Croft’s Feed the Gods is turning to crowd sourcing site Kickstarter to finish its production. The film’s already been shot, and even has a distributor in XLrator Media, so the requested funds ($7,500) will be used for post production work, according to the Kickstarter page.
Feed the Gods – aside from having a pretty eye catching title – has a fairly unique premise, a mash-up of Bigfoot mythos and human sacrifice themed horror films like The Wicker Man (whether its the 1973 or 2006 Wicker Man remains to be seen). The synopsis on Kickstarter reads:
After the death of their foster mother, brothers Will and Kris inherit a box that offers clues about their long lost parents. Reluctantly, Kris agrees to join Will on a search for answers. Their quest leads them to the creepy little town of Tendale where everyone is fixated on a Bigfoot-like creature. Soon the town’s insidious past emerges and the boys find exactly what they’re looking for…
The page also contains a trailer, links to sights chronicling the film’s history, and productions stills with shots of the cast (consisting mostly of television stars) which includes Emily Tennant (The Killing), Tyler Johnston (Supernatural), Britt Irvin (Smallville), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War).
Check out the page if you’re interested in a chronicle of modern independent filmmaking, or if you want to contribute.
Now, some closing words from the makers of the project:
Besides being centered around North America’s favorite cryptid, FEED THE GODS is a bloody funny horror romp about why family matters.
It doesn’t take much to understand why horror fans would make a horror film and Bigfoot is a legendary monster that has never received a fair shake on the big screen – it`s either bottom of the barrel schlock or it`s furry fun for kids.
WE DID BIGFOOT JUSTICE AND DID IT RIGHT.