RICHARD ROWNTREE'S "NEFARIOUS" HOME INVASION HORROR FILM (KICKSTARTER)

DOGGED was good. Really really good. Winner of numerous festival awards, and released to positive critical review, it was one of few low-budget independent horror films to find legitimate success in the community. Given the mountain of releases in the same year, many of them being truly quality stuff, there's no question to just how impressive this accomplishment actually was.

So, I trust director and writer Richard Rowntree. He knows what he's doing, he knows how to craft a film, and he definitely knows how to do it in style. This makes supporting his next project Nefarious, a no-brainer - an even more ambitious undertaking than before...


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Ash Mountain Films launch crowdfunding campaign for second horror feature film “Nefarious” Ash Mountain Films & director Richard Rowntree, makers of the folk-horror festival hit “Dogged” have this week launched a crowdfunding campaign for their new feature film “Nefarious” – a home invasion horror/thriller with a twist.

Receiving 15% of their £20,000 goal in the first 72 hours of launch, the project is garnering plenty of support so far, and will run until 18th May.

Following the success of their first feature (which will be released later this year in North America & the UK on DVD & VOD by Left Films), the team have embarked on another ambitious feature film project, and they’re hoping for lots more support from the horror community to get it made.

Taking quite a different turn from the folk-horror sub-genre on this occasion, “Nefarious” centres on a home invasion which goes horrifically wrong and leaves the protagonists fighting for their lives against a predator of monstrous proportions.

The film promises to focus on themes relating to real world current issues including poverty & the class divide, mental health and sexual manipulation, and boasts a cast horror fans will be familiar with in Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape From Cannibal Farm, Dogged) and star of the hit Crypt TV short film “The Birch”, Aaron Thomas Ward.

The team have promised some imaginative & gory practical effects, combined with a very character driven story which should appeal to horror fans everywhere.

If you’d like to take a look at their campaign on Kickstarter, and maybe even contribute to getting this film made, check out the link below:

OFFICIAL KICKSTARTER PAGE

You can follow the progress of the film & filmmakers on Facebook (@NefariousFilm) and on Twitter @NefariousMovie & @AshMountainFilm

   This isn’t just some throwaway teeny-slasher movie   – we pride ourselves on our  filmmaking as art  – making something that  stands out  from the crowd & slew of low budget  horror  films being produced every year. It has a  story , & isn’t just intended to scare you for the (anticipated) 90 minute run time – but to be  something you think about for days to come !   We firmly believe that the  real monsters  in this world are human - people with twisted beliefs, skewed morals & blinkered ideals - so  NEFARIOUS  follows that pattern.    Where do people feel safe, & where do they  need  to feel safe?  At home.    So by bringing the  home-invasion  sub genre to the surface of this story, we want to make the audience  intimidated ,  isolated  and downright  scared .  Throw in some elegant twists & turns, make the characters believable, a handful of practical  gore , a sprinkling of amazing locations & sets and, most importantly, a killer  script - mix with a group of  talented, passionate, enthusiastic  and  dedicated filmmakers and presto!    But at its core,  NEFARIOUS  is about something more meaningful - it explores issues around  mental health and disability , the  class divide  in the UK, and  sexual manipulation  - all of which are subjects we feel have a real  relevance  in the modern world.

This isn’t just some throwaway teeny-slasher movie – we pride ourselves on our filmmaking as art – making something that stands out from the crowd & slew of low budget horror films being produced every year. It has a story, & isn’t just intended to scare you for the (anticipated) 90 minute run time – but to be something you think about for days to come

We firmly believe that the real monsters in this world are human - people with twisted beliefs, skewed morals & blinkered ideals - so NEFARIOUS follows that pattern.  

Where do people feel safe, & where do they need to feel safe?  At home.  

So by bringing the home-invasion sub genre to the surface of this story, we want to make the audience intimidatedisolated and downright scared.  Throw in some elegant twists & turns, make the characters believable, a handful of practical gore, a sprinkling of amazing locations & sets and, most importantly, a killer script- mix with a group of talented, passionate, enthusiastic and dedicatedfilmmakers and presto!  

But at its core, NEFARIOUS is about something more meaningful - it explores issues around mental health and disability, the class divide in the UK, and sexual manipulation - all of which are subjects we feel have a real relevance in the modern world.

   Your support is CRUCIAL to the success of this campaign.     Kickstarter is an  all or nothing  crowdfunding platform, so if we don't reach our target, none of your pledges will be collected!   To thank everybody who supports us, we'll  reward  you handsomely! See the  rewards  sidebar for more details - but we think the best thing on offer here is the chance to  SEE THE FILM !     For EVERYONE who pledges £15 or more (about US$20), you'll get to see the film with an early bird digital download!     For the higher rewards packages, you can receive amazing perks such as  tickets to the cast & crew screening, set  visits  and even title  credits  in the film!   Remember,  the quality of our work depends on your generosity , so please dig deep, & also help us spread the word about the project!    Your pledges won't be collected until the end of the campaign, & even then it’s ONLY if we reach our funding goal, so don't worry if you're a bit short on funds this month...think of it as a lay-away pledge! 

Your support is CRUCIAL to the success of this campaign. 

Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform, so if we don't reach our target, none of your pledges will be collected! 

To thank everybody who supports us, we'll reward you handsomely! See the rewards sidebar for more details - but we think the best thing on offer here is the chance to SEE THE FILM

For EVERYONE who pledges £15 or more (about US$20), you'll get to see the film with an early bird digital download! 

For the higher rewards packages, you can receive amazing perks such as ticketsto the cast & crew screening, set visits and even title credits in the film! 

Remember, the quality of our work depends on your generosity, so please dig deep, & also help us spread the word about the project! 

Your pledges won't be collected until the end of the campaign, & even then it’s ONLY if we reach our funding goal, so don't worry if you're a bit short on funds this month...think of it as a lay-away pledge!