The thing that really got my attention about your project "Bloody Bobby" was that it is based off of an urban legend. Can you explain a little about the history of the urban legend?
The urban legend goes back as far as 1988. When little Bobby Maxwell a 10 year old kid went missing that Halloween night. He wasn't a popular kid at all, kind of a loner. He didn't have a lot of friends, a matter of fact he was bullied and picked on my his peers. So he wasn't the kind of kid that got invited to a lot of parties. But that Halloween he got invited to one. He left his house the house that night in a home made costume, and was never heard from again.
Weeks the town of Fall Creek Valley was turned upside down looking for Bobby. No clues, no leads, no suspects or witnesses. The case went cold and Bobby Maxwell was forgotten about.
Until 20 years later, on the anniversary of his death several people reported seeing a child walking the streets dressed in the same costume that Bobby Maxwell went missing in way back in 1988. To make things more intense 8 people were brutally murdered. The killer was never found, and urban legend of the Fall Creek Valley Massacre began.
3 years ago while I was drunk at a Halloween party I came up with this story. Friends and family loved it. So before I started writing the script, I went online and planted the urban legend to live in cyber space. Well the Internet took it and ran with it. All I did was plant it, the fans of the legend grew it. Over the years I have found tales of Bloody Bobby sightings, pictures, fan art, even a Bloody Bobby short movie. Have to love the Internet fans.
I call them the Bloody Bobby Babes. I grew up a fan of 80's horror movies, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th. All those movies had hot actresses. So when casting Bloody Bobby, I wanted a beautiful and talented cast of females Bobby can torment for 90 minutes.
Jessica Morris who stared in her first horror movie back in 2000 (Bloody Murder) I refer to as our scream queen. She has an amazing look of innocence, that is perfect for genre. The audience is going to love her on the big screen.
Christy Keller, she is playing the not so innocent Tiffany. A major character in the movie, who you can't not route for her. Funny thing when casting the character Tiffany, Christy had way too much of a young a look. But she was absolutely amazing. She had the "IT" factor. Every read she did, she knocked it out of the park. Her chemistry with our lead actor Curt Clendenin (who plays Tiffany's cousin Reggie) was perfect. So to fix the problem, we actually rewrote the script and made the character Tiffany younger.
Anita Leeman plays the role of Madison. Horror fans will fall in love with her very fast. Great actress and drop dead gorgeous. She is in my favorite scene in the movie. I don't want to give away too many details, but I will reveal that it involves a shower.
Erin Stegeman plays Erica. Erin is an amazing talent also. When shooting a video short for Indiegogo called "the Hunks of Bloody Bobby (Yeah we thought of the ladies too). Erin had so many improved one liners, it was hard to pick which ones would make it in the short. We are lucky to have her as part of the cast.
Julia Mack is a relatively new, but I promise Bloody Bobby wont be the last film you will see her in.
Maxie Solters who is playing Liz, is another talented knock out.
I can brag for hours on the Bloody Bobby Babes. I am super stoked they are part of Bloody Bobby. But it is a horror movie, so they all have to die.
Bloody Bobby is described as a slasher horror film and also as Friday The 13th meets Super Bad. Can we expect the film to be a hard R?
I would be surprised if we got anything but a hard R for this film. It is sexy, violent, scary, bloody, and some would say a little vulgar. When writing the script, I wanted it to be edgy and clever dialog. In doing so, I think the audience will really get attached to the characters right before we kill them. Early reviews of the script said it was if Halloween had a one night stand with the Blair Witch Project. I'm not sure if that was supposed to knock the script or compliment it, either way to be compared to those movies I thought was pretty fucking cool.
I can tell by your videos that you are very passionate about telling the story of Bloody Bobby. Am I right to assume that this film will get made no matter what it takes?
I have been working on this project for years. So when it came to finally raising the final amount of funds to make Bloody Bobby, I started researching successful crowd funding campaigns. What I liked the most was getting to know the project, cast and crew through the videos posted. So when I asked our cast if anyone would be interested in helping us out in crowd funding, I was shocked that everyone wanted to be apart. As of right now, we have 5 videos. Each one completely different from the other. Every couple days a new video will post. Hopefully our fans and backers will appreciate the fact we are keeping this campaign fresh for the whole 45 days.
Bloody Bobby will be made. This is the first of 3 scripts. So the fact is, if Bloody Bobby is going to be a franchise we need to make this one first.