Every now and again, we here at Nerdist like to tell you about Kickstarter campaigns that might be worth your time and money. They vary from music projects to documentaries and all kinds of things in between and this Pickstarter is no exception.
The proposed fantasy/ horror short “Don’t Be Afraid of the Light” is about a strange young girl who is the victim of a group of bullies at school. While her mother and father continue to ostracize and reprimand her for her behavior, Abigail’s older brother Malcolm embraces her uniqueness. In a seemingly lonely world, Malcolm is her best and only friend, who will do anything in his power to protect her from harm. But, of course, it wouldn’t a horror movie without things not quite being as they appear.
The young girl meets a mysterious supernatural friend that lives in her night-light, and follows her around through electricity. The ghostly entity teaches her to fight back against her bullies and The Dark Man, an evil creature from her past that has come back to haunt and hurt her. You can look at the concept sketches of “The Dark Man” below!
Pretty creepy right? Not only does the film look really freaking scary based on its teaser video and concept art, but it also has an important message which is what horror is about when it’s at its best. Rewards for those who donate include t-shirts, custom night-lights, and for big-money donators, the opportunity to get into full creature make up for a photo shoot!
The team is about half way to their goal with only two weeks left. To donate to the “Don’t Be Afraid of the Light” Kickstarter, click here!