Thursday, November 17, 2011


I’ve been hooked on movie serials since I was a kid. Of course I was born too late to experience these episodic chapter films at the matinee. Instead, my introduction was watching them on TV with my dad. As he was reliving childhood memories watching Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, I was being introduced to a world of over-the-top action, cardboard spaceships, wooden acting and damsels in distress.

These films from the 1930s and 40s continue to inspire. From Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Rocketeer, Sky Captain and most recently Captain America all come from the same movie serial mold. It’s always exciting to see filmmakers revisit the movie serial style. One filmmaker, Mark Ross is attempting to complete his own homage to the movie serial with his film Curse of the Phantom Shadow. Watch the video below to see Mark describe his project.

Unfortunately, I’m a little late to the party as Mark has only 17 days left to raise the remainder of money to reach his Kickstarter goal. Just like a true cliffhanger, this project is in peril. If you’re a movie serial fan, please become a backer or at least share this project with your friends. Let’s help Mark bring Curse of the Phantom Shadow to fruition! You can become a baker for $25 and you’ll get a copy of the movie on DVD! Wow, that’s a super deal!

Back the Curse of the Phantom Shadow today before it’s too late!

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