Friday, October 9, 2015

Kickstart Your Weekend!

I'm starting a new tradition at The Shadow Over Portland, where I'll feature a different crowdfunding event that might interest Horror Fans everywhere.  And I'm going with Manos Returns as my first Kickstart Your Weekend post.

Yeah, it's a pretty bad movie, but no matter how easy it is to lampoon it, but Manos: The Hand of Fate is one of those movies that could have been better than it was.  From what I've found on the Internet (and we all now everything on the Web is true), Harold P. Warren shot the film as the result of a bet that he could make a movie.  I suspect the script was written on a few cocktail napkins at the same bar he made the bet, and he discovered he didn't have enough to make a movie, or the budget to flesh out his idea of a polygamous cult traveling though dimensions to worship a god the script refuses to elaborate upon.  So he took a bunch of community theater actors and demanded they stretch things out to achieve a feature length running time.

Of course, having women wrestling in their nighties 
fills up some time.

So, we are left with so many questions.  Who, or what, is Manos?  Why does The Master need so many wives?  And what is the ultimate goal of Manos and his cult?

And the chance to have those questions answered is why I'm featuring this crowdfunding event.  Manos Returns, created by Jackey Neyman Jones (Debbie in the original film) will be directed by Seattle, WA, filmmaker Tonjia Atomic (Plain Devil, Hobo with a Trashcan) and the script by Steve Foley (Plain Devil, Cemetery Tales) might revel the questions lingering from the original film.

So, what do you get from this?  Well, a cool frigging tee shirt.

Yeah, who wouldn't want to wear this shirt?  I've ordered mine, because who doesn't want the Master on their chest.  Okay, that sounded creepy, but still, it's a cool shirt.

The film will bring back Tom Neyman as The Master, and the funding will assure him payment for his participation.  And seriously, if The Master finally gets some money from this property, I'm fine with that.  And I'm sure some of my readers are willing to kick in $27 to $30 to help The Master get his due.  Click on the link to order the tee shirt, and be quick about it.  You have until October 15.  Visit the Facebook Event Page to order your shirt.  And you know you want one!

The Master commands you to fund this film.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for helping us get the word out. Dad is excited about reprising his role as The Master and I am excited to be part of such a great team on a really fun project. Manos rules!