Pray they're only legends!
Now funding on Indiegogo, Cryptids is a new original film from Justin M. Seaman and Zane Hershberger, the filmmakers behind some of our favorite modern indie horror hits like The Barn, 10/31 and Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories, that's set to be distributed by Scream Team Releasing.
Even better, the film features fan favorite "MonsterVision" and "The Last Drive-In" host, Joe Bob Briggs, in a key role!
The Indiegogo page explains, "Cryptids is a horror anthology that takes place in a radio station on a show called "The Truth Serum" hosted by Major Harlan Dean (played by Joe Bob Briggs). On tonight's episode Harlan decides to tackle the topic of cryptozoology but as the phone lines light up and the calls come in, each caller's stories become increasingly more bizarre and Harlan starts to question if real dangers are lurking outside the station.
The film is meant to bring back our favorite days of films and television shows like Creepshow, "Monsters", "Tales from the Darkside" and "Tales from the Crypt". Using as much practical FX with the monsters as we can and keeping the CGI to a minimum. You can expect to see such legends as Bigfoot, Loveland Frogman, Chupacabras, Beast of Bladenboro, Dover Demon and more!"
In order to create the film, Seaman and Hershberger brought on board various indie filmmakers to direct segments in the film, including Brett DeJager (Bonejangles), Max Groah (Bong of the Living Dead), Johnny William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror) and Billy Pon (Circus of the Dead), along with makeup FX artist Robert Kuhn.
As for the Indiegogo campaign itself, the team is looking to raise $23,000 in order to complete filming two more segments, cover perk manufacturing costs, and fund any other expenses that may arise. Perks include Blu-rays, DVDs, VHS tapes and posters signed by Briggs and the directors, T-shirts, producer credits and more.