UPDATE: Countdown for local film fundraising

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With under two days to go, Creep! has reached $61,984 of its $65,000 goal.

So if you were hoping to play the hero role and step in at the last minute with a fat pledge, um ... now would be the time.

Menschen looks to have timed out at $5,585 of its $9,658 goal.

And Harmless has five days of fundraising left ahead of it. It's currently at $486 toward its $12,500 goal.

——- ORIGINAL POST, 4:14 P.M., TUESDAY, MAY 1 ——-

Aside from all having one-word titles, the following three films have a couple things in common: They're being launched out of Colorado Springs, and currently are in the fundraising phase.

Two we've already checked in on, and may be familiar to you by now; the third is something we just learned of a couple weeks ago.

Let's start with Creep!, the most ambitious and costly of the three, which we've covered extensively dating back to Jill Thomas' cover story in June 2010.

Its Kickstarter campaign began in mid-March, and after a generous, recent $10,000 donation, the project currently sits at $22,799 raised toward its $65,000 goal, with 10 days to go to lock down the pledge money.

Now onto Menschen, which we last updated here.

Currently, the project's Indiegogo page sits at $1,730, with $9,658 left to raise in the next five days.

Lastly, meet the "faith-based horror film about pornography" (only in Colorado Springs ...) called Harmless.

It's also running a Kickstarter campaign, and sits at $225 of a $12,500 goal with 14 days left to fundraise.

Since we haven't previously talked about this film, you may want to check out its trailer here:

Assuaging worries of skin in an anti-porn movie, the filmmakers say the following in their press release: “We had to be very created [sic] on how we portrayed the pornography in the film. We couldn’t just show images of magazines and video. We took a page from the Steven Spielberg school and didn’t show the monster, just eluded [sic] to it like in Jaws.”

So now that you're aware of the calls for help from our local film community, take a moment to check out each page and decide if there's a film (or three) that you care to get behind. The monster, soldiers and conservatives thank you.

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