Creep!'s Kickstarter campaign has begun, with a launch party last night at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Take a look at this quick SLIDESHOW for pics of the filmmaker and producer, carpet monster, some of the film's actors and community members who showed up in support.
The reason that number is a little higher than what you'll see now on Kickstarter's pledge page, is that it accounts for non-Kickstarter donations and T-shirt buys as well.
Only around $63,000 to go ... let's make it happen, people. And just maybe we can put Colorado Springs on the map in the filmmaking community.
—— UPDATE, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 10:18 A.M. ——
A final teaser ahead of tomorrow's Creep! fundraiser: we've received a sneak peek of the carpet monster cupcakes that will be provided by newbie Springs business Cake Crumbs.
Take a look at how the beast has come alive in icing form:
Good news: The cupcakes do not taste like the digested leftovers of a multitude of screaming B-movie actresses. They're much sugarier.
——UPDATE: 4:50 P.M., THURSDAY, MARCH 8 ——
I just found out some more info on the March 14 FAC event, and by that I mean I came across an email sent to me on Tuesday.
The key points: Ladies need not attempt their own beehives, as there will be a "hairdo station" available courtesy Stellar Styles Salon & Spa.
The Kickstarter campaign hopes to raise $65,000, which is the remainder of the $185,000 budget, according to the press release.
The film's trailer will also be screened and Schuermann will take questions.
Oh — and Bristol Brewing Co.'s Beehive Honey Wheat will be available along with Creep!-inspired Cake Crumbs cupcakes.
——ORIGINAL POST, 4:50 P.M., THURSDAY, MARCH 8 ——
It's a movie whose making has crawled along as slowly and deliberately as a terrifying monster in a B movie.
Fitting. After all, we're talking about Creep!, which we've been tracking here since June 2010.
Well, the latest update is that Pete Schuermann, Kevin Beechwood and crew are now onto the fundraising phase in which they've opted to enlist the help of Kickstarter.
As of March 13, you'll be able to donate money to the project here, and in return receive gifts ranging from postcards and T-shirts to the right to appear in the film (being eaten by the Creeping Terror monster).
There, you can meet Schuermann, view the "carpet monster" up close (no, you can't get eaten by it until you produce some cash) and be party to some fundraising speechifyin'.
Apparently, beehive hairdos will be present (ladies, attempt your own) in tribute to the drive-in movie era, so there's that, too.