The Maestro of Terror, DARIO ARGENTO, has taken to Indiegogo to help fund his next film, THE SANDMAN.
There's plenty of great incentives to get involved - perks such as signed posters, downloads and for those who really have money to burn, a chance to appear in the film and be directed by the man himself. You'd also get to hang out with Dario and the film's star, Iggy Pop. Bear in mind these perks start at $5,000 and go up to $25,000. Mind you, for that you get to be the black-gloved killer in the film. Which giallo fan wouldn't want that? More sensible options are available and more affordable, of course.
From the campaign release:
"Maybe other places, you've heard about other kinds of Sandmen -- forget everything you've heard. This guy doesn’t put sand in your eyes so you drift peacefully to sleep — don't you wish! This Sandman is the real deal, going back to the dark, original German legend: the REAL Sandman was someone who stole the eyes of any children that wouldn’t just close them and go to sleep... then he'd go feed them to his hungry children on the moon. Try telling that version to the kiddies next time they won't go to bed, and see where it gets you!"
"Our film tells the story of Nathan, a young (and dashingly handsome, natch) student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed "The Sandman": a masked killer who murders his victims with a lethally jagged melon spoon (yes, you read that right!), and claims their eyes as trophies (hey, everybody needs a hobby!). Nathan killed The Sandman years ago, on Christmas Eve, after he witnessed the murder of his mother (and you think YOU'VE got childhood hangups!)...until he sees the beautiful (again, natch) woman who lives in the apartment across the way dying at the hands of that same masked killer (don't you hate when that happens?). This brutal murder plunges Nathan into an odyssey into the night country of his past, his dreams...and the buried secrets of... you guessed it... The Sandman, who's on the hunt for plenty more Eye Candy!"
To get involved and find out more, head over to the Indiegogo page.
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin are already confirmed for the film's soundtrack, and while we're on that subject, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with the keyboard legend in the next issue of STARBURST, available from October 16th.
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