"A TORAH-fying new tale of HORAH!"
Writer/director Eben McGarr is moving forward on his Jewish slasher film, HANUKKAH: THE MOVIE, and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund it.
"For decades we've seen Christmas horror films and films in which Christianity is integral to the plot (whether it is a crucifix to ward off vampires, Roman rites of Exorcism, or deranged killers misinterpreting the bible) but "Hanukkah" scares even the most seasoned of producers. We've been asked to change the title, tone down the "Jewishness" and cut out some of the brutality. They think you don't want this movie, we think you do."
Synopsis: "Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukkiller. In 1983 Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.
A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith."
If the funding goal is met, the film will premiere Saturday Dec. 1st, 2018. (The night before Hanukkah.)