The TV series too fucked-up for TV!
What we have written and planned is a 6-part, 30 minute per episode series entitled THERE GOES DA NEIGHBA'HOOD, in the style and tradition of 80's TV sitcoms! That's 3 hours of raunchy and hysterical BLACK DEVIL DOLL goodness! And we aren't pulling any punches. What we're talkin' about here is your traditional 1980's-style sitcom, shot on sets, super fast-paced, with a laughtrack, a cheeseball theme song, the whole ball of wax. The main difference is that THERE GOES DA NEIGHBA'HOOD is going to be so incredibly over-the-top filthy and fucked-up that not a single television network would touch it. We're going to make this series EXACTLY the way we want to make it and release it via deluxe DVD/Blu-Ray and online video-on-demand. And it's going to blow your fucking mind.
The lead characters - Todd and Cyndi White - are a married couple with a real sheltered, white, suburban, middle-class background. Imagine a modern-day Carol and Mike Brady, only slightly more hip. Through a series of very shady and questionable circumstances, they find themselves saddled with Mubia Abul-Jama (the Black Devil Doll) as an unwelcome houseguest. What happens after that is a series of terribly funny, cringe-inducing, and often life-threatening situations that always go horribly wrong for the Whites when Mubia's completely over-the-top criminal ghetto lifestyle clashes with their lilly white world. In a nutshell, it's Webster meets Training Day, with an angry black militant puppet. Just really, really, fucked up and ridiculously funny. This will be a series unlike anything ever produced.
We’re all super excited about the THERE GOES DA NEIGHBA'HOOD. It was one of those rare ideas that made us all look at each other and just say, “HOLY F’N SHIT!!!”. The goosebumps were flowing and the buttholes were puckering. We truly believe, and the fans seem to agree, that we created something really special with the Mubia character in BLACK DEVIL DOLL. Now it’s time to take him to the next level. THERE GOES DA NEIGHBA'HOOD is that next level.
And that’s where you come in.
Make no mistake, we could have scrounged up the money and banged-out a solid sequel to BLACK DEVIL DOLL for 15-20 grand. We could have taken the easier and safer route, just basically followed the formula of the original, and made everyone happy. But as you must know by now, that just wasn’t going to cut it for us. We owe it to you, the fans, as well as ourselves, to really deliver the fried chicken with this thing. So let’s do this thing together and we can all call it our own.
Who we be?
Shawn Lewis, Mitchell Boone, John Osteen and Jonathan “Louis” Lewis. Four friends with a shared love of all-things sick, twisted, uncomfortably funny and unquestionably unsavory. We eat and breathe horror, comedy and exploitation films, and the only thing we love better than ingesting them, is creating them ourselves. Among the many different projects we’ve all been involved with, we’re probably best known for creating and producing the cult DVD hits, BLACK DEVIL DOLL
and BRAWLIN’ BROADS
, as well as the recently released BRAWLIN’ BROADS II
. And the latest music video from rock legend DANZIG, "Ju Ju Bone"
. Those familiar with these titles know we take low-budget film making to new highs in production value and new lows in political incorrectness. We’re lewd, we’re crude, and we always take great pride in delivering the absolute best entertainment for the audience. And we know what that audience wants because we’re proud members of it. Aside from BLACK DEVIL DOLL and BRAWLIN’ BROADS, we’re also responsible for the #1 horror, cult, sci-fi, exploitation and true-crime t-shirt company in the world, ROTTEN COTTON
. All together we have produced movies, pay-per-views, radio, podcasts, music videos, soundtracks, graphic novels, books, posters and t-shirts. We absolutely live for this shit! And now it’s time for us to finally take-on the follow-up to BLACK DEVIL DOLL. And we want you to join us in our latest sleazy quest.
What In The Hell Is BLACK DEVIL DOLL?
“He’s a lover! He’s a killer! He’s a muthaf*ckin’ PUPPET!” BLACK DEVIL DOLL is our 2009 feature length film that we shot in beautiful Antioch, California. Much like BRAWLIN’ BROADS, it was spawned during an evening of excessive drinking. We tend to come up with dozens of ideas when we’re hammered, but unlike most, this one still sounded great, even after we sobered up the next day. Shot for under 15 grand, and produced with the help of a dozen or so of our amazingly talented friends, BLACK DEVIL DOLL would eventually see it’s sold out premiere in April of 2009 at the New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, California. The buzz was heavy and the overwhelming fan interest led to over two dozen theatrical screenings across America and Canada, as well as several independent film festivals.
Shortly after that, BLACK DEVIL DOLL found it’s DVD distribution home through GRINDHOUSE RELEASING
and has since secured it’s status as a bonafide cult movie fan favorite. And in the past few years since the release, the fans have been extremely vocal and crystal clear that they want more BLACK DEVIL DOLL. Time for us to deliver.
Reviews For BLACK DEVIL DOLL
"Black Devil Doll is sheer intentional camp, joyous enough in its deliberate cheese…craftily rude…equally hilarious…" -San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Black Devil Doll is exactly what the filmmakers wanted: possibly the most offensive, un-PC and fucking jaw-droppingly hilarious movie I've ever seen." -Cinesploitation.com
"BLACK DEVIL DOLL is a rejuvenation of exploitation. What a treat it is to see unabashed un-pc dialog and situations run amok onscreen these days. This flick is jam packed with naked stripper chicks, sex, murder, and some of the most hilarious racial dialog around." -SeveredCinema.com
"Black Devil Doll is a scathing, sleazy, seething shitstorm (literally) that will have blaxploitation fans singing hosannas, PC types screaming for blood, and any innocent bystanders in conniption fits. Movies like this make me real happy to be alive." -DreadCentral.com
"Black Devil Doll is the apex of all modern day blaxploitation movies, filled with sleazy humor, tons of nudity and splatter happy gore. Harking back to the old grimy and sticky Times Square grindhouse days, Black Devil Doll is a tour de force of debauchery, insanity and nudity!" -JadedViewer.com
"Black Devil Doll presents a surprising and refreshing dedication to funny dialog that works, interesting visuals, and great pacing. A nasty little opus shamelessly brimming with gruesome violence, ridiculous sex, and a ceaseless stream of offensive one-liners. I'm still recovering, and I can't wait to see it again!" -MondoCelluloid.com
"Black Devil Doll is an instant cult classic that you don't want to miss. Forget about the big budget horror films coming out this year because none of them have the balls that this film carries. One of the most extreme and wildest films you will ever catch on the big screen." -IcanSmellYourBrains.com
"Black Devil Doll is hilarious, ridiculous, tasteless and fun. For a movie to be made on such a shoestring budget and accomplish what this one does is quite impressive. This one is classic grindhouse cinema, whipping your ass the whole way. Check it!" -JoeBlo.com
"Black Devil Doll is an absolute triumph, seamlessly blending crass un-PC humor with cerebral artistry. The Lewis Brothers deliver one of the most original exploitation films of the new millennium, a singularly unique mix of brain and brawn." -Art Ettinger, Ultra Violent Magazine
Will You Guys Have Distribution? Will There Be A Premiere?
Yes we have already secured major distribution based on the huge success of Black Devil Doll! There will be a premiere at the New Beverly in Hollywood of the first 2 episodes, and the entire 6 episode first season with tons of extras will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray in collector's edition dual-disc box sets! Each episode will also be available on VOD, itunes, and other streaming formats too!
Those of you that attended the BLACK DEVIL DOLL premiere know it was one of those legendary nights people still talk about (even the a-holes who weren’t even there). And we have every intention to repeat that. And you can bet your ass the DVD/Blu-ray is going to be something to marvel at. Those of your that purchased the BLACK DEVIL DOLL DVD know that we don't scew around when it comes to kick-ass packaging and extras.
How Will The Money Be Spent?
Very, VERY carefully. The $75K is primarily for the actual production. Pre and post-production will be paid out of our own pockets. This money will cover actor’s fees, crew, lighting, sound, rentals, sets, insurance, transportation and food. It’s actually a relatively small budget for what we’re going to pull off. Over the years we’ve developed many different skills needed for squeezing the ultimate bang out of the minimum buck. And we're pulling in a lot of favors. It’s really the only way you can pull this kinda crazy shit off.
So How The Hell Does This IndiGoGo Thing Work?
Easy! You choose the dollar amount you wish to contribute to our project, fill out the secure order form, and BINGO! In return, you receive the incentive that coincides with the dollar amount you pledged. Then we go into production. It’s really that simple.
We’ve put together a great list of incentives, so besides the satisfaction of contributing to our project, you get something cool in return for your hard-earned money.
IndieGoGo has been around for a long time now, helping to successfully fund thousands of independently produced projects. It’s a tried and true system and one we can all trust.
AND PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK! The only way this will work is if everyone spreads the word.
Risks and challenges?
Like anything great in life, it comes with risks and challenges. Trust us when we tell you, it ain’t easy producing projects like this. It’s a huge undertaking that involves extremely long hours and personal sacrifice. It induces bouts of insanity and chronic constipation. It strains relationships, turns your hair grey and ultimately turns you into a drooling, single-minded lunatic. But that’s all part of the fun! Luckily for us (and that includes YOU), this ain’t our first time at bat. We’ve all grown as producers and have accumulated the necessary know-how required to get the job done. And because of that, we are confident we can step up to the next level and take on this much larger and more challenging project. With your help, we are going to deliver something truly amazing, something we can all be really proud of, and something that has NEVER been seen before.
And please be sure to check out the UPDATES page up top for clips, casting info, and other kick-ass news about the project.
Thanks from all of us!