We all know the tropes, rules of the genre, and general expectations that come along with watching horror films; it's embedded in our psyche at this point. While I wouldn't necessarily agree that these are undeniably negative elements (there's a sort of comfort in watching films that follow the traditions of a genre), there are only some many times we can watch the top-heavy blonde trip over thin-air when fleeing the slow plodding axe-wielding maniac, or roll our eyes when the white guy goes to check on the noise that came from the basement, and of course, the token wise-cracking black friend that may not even live long enough to see the title credits.
More a trait of films in the past, these precedents have enabled new generations of horror film contributors to subvert expectations and, shock and horror, give us something unique (see 'Cabin in the Woods' as a prime example). This is where the Jim Rothman's film 'Scythe' comes in; a film being kickstarted, that hopes to take its audience to more unfamiliar territory by avoiding tropes altogether!
Part of what allows a horror film to truly be scary, is taking away the comfort of knowing what's going to happen next; the fear of the unknown, which is to say, the loss of control on a psychological level. So when we read the director's mission:
We can't help but to get a bit giddy (and open our wallets) with the anticipation of a film, where we don't know what to anticipate next! If that sounds like the kind of breath-of-fresh-air slasher film you'd love to see, then head over to the kickstarter page and help make 'Scythe' a reality. Scroll past the poster for a plot synopsis.