Autographs, Personal thank yous via video and producer credits are up for grabs if you help fund the new short film ON A COUNTRY ROAD.
Kip Weeks, star of the horror movie smash The Strangers, and Sharon Smyth Lentz, star of ABC’s legendary ‘60s supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows, are joining forces with the creative team behind the multiple-award-winning web series Ragged Isle to create On a Country Road, a short film designed to scare your socks off (if you happen to be wearing socks).
For inspiration, we’re drawing from America’s Golden Age of Radio. One of the grand titans of radio drama was Suspense, a thriller anthology series that broadcast nearly a thousand episodes over its 20-year run. Dubbed “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills,” the show served up weekly suspense yarns, often featuring leading Hollywood actors of the day.
What we love about these old shows is how they were able to evoke such strong reactions from their audience with the simplest of tools. A sputtering car engine, breaking glass, a scream – suddenly, your blood is running cold.
We want to recapture that magic in a short film. On a Country Road,one of Suspense’s most highly regarded tales, was first broadcast on November 16, 1950 and starred Cary Grant, Cathy Lewis, and Jeannette Nolan. A simple yet chilling story, On a Country Road still packs a frightening wallop.
For our adaptation, we’ve updated the characters and setting, but have kept most of the story beats intact. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.) Still, we’ve thrown in a couple of twists of our own to keep you on your toes.
On a Country Road will premiere at this year’s Damnationland, an annual showcase of Maine-made short horror films. After that we plan to submit it to film festivals across the globe. If we exceed our funding goal (fingers crossed), we will use that to help pay for those entries.
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