Last time on Weird Movie of the Week, we featured a touching tale of butt demons. This time, we’ve got a movie that isn’t even made yet. Carver is a throwback, 80’s style slasher film, beginning with a tragic Halloween accident in the past, culminating in a masked killer dispatching those responsible with a scythe. Yeah, pretty standard slasher formula stuff here, so what’s the big deal? I’ll let the film’s co-director explain:
Yep, the movie is being made by 13-year-old Emily DiPrimio and her dad. From the looks of it, she’s got a great sense of humor and her bona fides in the horror department are already pretty well established. Plus, she hates CGI gore. That’s got to count for something!
My dad came up with the idea for Carver several years ago, but it never progressed further than an outline. That is, until I found out I needed ankle surgery this past January, which caused me to be off my feet for 12 weeks. I was really down and my dad noticed and asked if I would help him write this script he had been thinking about for a while. Before I knew it, we were writing Carver together which made the 12 weeks fly by. After we finished the first draft, I remember the pride I felt at having helped write a pretty darn good screenplay. I asked my dad if we could make it and of course he said we could try, but it takes a lot of time and money to make a feature film correctly. That is why I am here on Kickstarter- to humbly ask you to help me make my dream of making a slasher film with my dad come true.
The Kickstarter perks range from the normal (copy of the movie, etc…) to the outright awesome – if you donate $10 thousand, you get to write your own death scene in the movie, and judging from their video, the more bonkers the death, the better. As Evan Saathoff notes, “It’s not a dinner and basketball game with Spike Lee, but it’s better than a dinner and basketball game with Zack Braff, probably.”