Werewolf films are the rare export of horror. There seem to be so few of them out there, even though the standouts are shining examples of of the genre. Undeniable classics such as the tragicomic beauties of An American Werewolf in London and the brash anarchism of Dog Soldiers. Also everything I’ve heard about Ginger Snaps (which I criminally haven’t seen).
But we just don’t get enough of them, right?
Well, step up WOLF GARDEN, run by my man Wayne David, which launches on Indiegogo right now.
Wolf Garden is a psychological suspense/horror from first-time feature film director Wayne David and the team at Lightning Strike Pictures.
It’s pitched as tragic tale of love, loss and intense psychological terror in the style of The Wolf Man and Vertigo. A man who has gone into isolated hiding is haunted by visions of the woman he loves and a mysterious creature in the nearby woods.
Heady mix of influences, and exactly what I want to hear. Claustrophobic and weird Hitchcock thriller vibes crossed with a classic tale of man’s rage and loss? Yes please.
There’s a trailer up on the campaign page to tickle your fancy and this looks pretty tight to me. It’s Wayne’s first feature film but you’ll see he’s got the eye for a shot, and can make things happen on his own. What we haven’t seen yet is what he can do with the support and backing of a crowd of horror fans who, just like him, love werewolf films, and want to see them done properly.
If you’ve ever supported an Unsung crowdfunder, you know how valuable this support can be. There are no silver bullets to starting a new venture, just cash, sweat and your community. Even a couple of quid helps make the film a reality, and helps an independent filmmaker pull together a new family to make something cool, that we all get to share at the end. When Lightning Strike have raised this last part of the funds needed they intend to go into production at the end of 2021/start of 2022.
Give the big ol’ wolf face a click, have a look at the campaign, watch the trailer. And if you like what you see, please pledge to support. Help the world stay indie as fuck.