I love spreading the word about horror films great and small, but I especially enjoy getting in on the ground level of some truly independent productions. Today’s Indie Spotlight is the best of both worlds. Child Eater, a horror short from writer-director Erlingur Thoroddsen, has been making the rounds in the festival circuit from SXSW to the New York Horror Film Festival and more. Now, Thoroddsen and his production crew need your help in turning their successful short into a full-length feature which will further expand on their unique (and deliciously creepy) mythology about an infamous serial killer who consumes the eyes of children to keep from going blind. Hit the jump to check it out.
Below, you can watch the charming video from Thoroddsen and producer Perri Nemiroff which explains their Kickstarter campaign. Then, watch the Child Eater short that started it all. If you like what you see and want to donate to their project, head on over to their Kickstarter page, and be sure to bookmark their movie page, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
CHILD EATER takes place over the course of one very long night. Helen isn’t thrilled about babysitting little Lucas and it certainly doesn’t make it any easier that he’s convinced he hears breathing coming from his closet. But it’s just his imagination, right?
When Helen goes upstairs to check on Lucas late at night, she’s shocked to find an empty bed. Lucas is missing … and his closet door is wide open. Now she’s got no choice but to follow his trail deep into the woods, the same woods where, decades earlier, an infamous serial killer preyed on children and ate their eyes in order to keep himself from going blind.
Needless to say, Helen is in for quite a ride …