Director Crystal Pastis to Create New Horror Universe with Crowdfunded Death Jaw

Director Crystal Pastis to Create New Horror Universe with Crowdfunded Death Jaw

Horrorific content by jessicagomez on November 14th, 2018 | Horror News |

Up-and-coming horror writer/director Crystal Pastis wowed the masses with her visceral horror short Vanilla Cake in 2016. Now she's back, and she's asking for assistance with her newest idea: a short film called Death Jaw that will create a new sub-genre, mixing the superhero genre with horror.

Like Vanilla Cake, Pastis is crowdfunding this venture. A promo on her indiegogo page promises a gory and brutal Halloween night that looks extremely well-done and stylish, not at all what is expected from a low-budget indie film. What Pastis describes as a "Horror Universe" is set to be created taking superhero movie elements such as origin stories and implementing them into a horror movie.

Death Jaw's mask was custom-made by the revered FX designer Tony Gardner, who brought us such nightmarish images as Chucky in Cult of Chucky and makeup effects in Zombieland.

Pastis, who recently worked in the Editorial Department of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, noted that Death Jaw is inspired by her two favorite horror films, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Pastis said, "I want to create the very first "Horror Universe" where we bring to life monsters and understand their origin stories.  This will be a universe that celebrates the season of Halloween but also pushes the boundaries of what a superhero is. Death Jaw blurs the line of what is right and wrong and who is really good and bad."

Contributing anywhere from $20 to $1,000 will earn you perks, which range from film credits to tickets to the premiere to costume shirts to a copy of the original score. The top contribution of $1,000 earns you all of these perks plus a meet-and-greet with the filmmakers.

The film has a flexible goal of $20,000 that ends in January. For more information visit the Death Jaw indiegogo page.


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