Spidora – Fred Olen Ray takes to Kickstarter for freak show short film!

Spidora

Browsing Kickstarter through the Movies category is its own measure of pain, what with the endless “dark” fan films and nerd convention documentaries seeking funding, drowning out the actual interesting projects. So it’s time to salute things that may be of interest to longtime readers of TarsTarkas.NET.

Illustrious filmmaker Fred Olen Ray has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for a short film called Spidora. Now, we have reviewed a Fred Olen Ray movie or two (or 20), so you might say we are a fan. This will be Fred Olen Ray’s first short film, and the aim is for it to be theatrically released.

In a strange twilight world that exists between the light of day and the enveloping darkness a young drifter falls in love with a Freak Show Lobster Girl who believes that Spidora, the Spider Girl, is trying to kill her.

SPIDORA is a dark journey inside the world of Dr. Graves’ Palace of Illusions; a Museum of Human Oddities where mysterious creatures like Electra, Spidora and Mora, the Lobster Girl, command the stage. It is a world trapped between light and shadow where anything can happen… and does.

Yes, circus sideshows, Spider Girls, and Lobster Girls. Sounds fantastic. Ray is a big fan of circuses and sideshow (which has a long and interesting past association with B-movies and roadshow/drive-in cinema, another thing that Ray is very much a huge fan of!) Jerry Lacy is attached so far. So check out the project if you are so inclined. And hope it does better than “the darkest Joker Trilogy ever!!!”, an actual Kickstarter project I refuse to link to.

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