Who is behind this?
Cleve Hall was born on June 22, 1959 and grew up in Florida next to a family cemetery. His mother regularly took him to see low-budget horror films. After seeing the film Godzilla vs. the Thing Cleve built a Godzilla costume that caught the attention of Six Flags, who hired him to build another costume.
Cleve started his own special effects company, Imagimation Productions, and worked on numerous commercials and theater. in the 1980s he moved to Hollywood and worked on many low-budget films, including Pee Wee's Big Adventure, in which he played Godzilla in a suit he had created himself.
Although digital special effects became more popular in the 1990s, Cleve continued using physical based effects and received an Emmy nomination for his work on Yo Gabba Gabba. He also created props for bands such as KISS, Insane Clown Posse and Alice Cooper. For KISS he created Gene Simmons' chest armor.
Cleve Hall starred in the SyFy reality television series Monster Man . Notable clients as seen on Monster Man have been Sean S. Cunningham, Tony Randel, The Asylum, and Richard Elfman.
Making a Short film format web series based around monsters and practical movie effects can be surprisingly expensive - there are numerous costs involved with doing a project properly, including, locations, actor and crew salaries, and of course, making monsters. Not surprisingly though, it is much cheaper than Hollywood big budget behemoths.
Over the years Cleve and Constance Hall have learned to be flexible and resourceful with budgets. Every cent raised for this project is going into the production, so the more we raise, the bigger we can go with this project.
Also to put things in perspective, we're asking for less than the cost of the budget for 2 episodes of the original Outer Limits.
Why a webseries?
We strongly believe that the future of entertainment is in web based series. Everything is heading towards digitally distributed content and the ability to see true HD video will be found on channels like youtube. There will be a new short film bi-weekly and every week there will be teasers, trailers, and behind the scenes!
What's the status of the production?
We are currently in pre-production. Scripts have been written. Crews are being assembled. Production is scheduled to start June 15th, with the 1st season finishing late 2013.
How can I help?
By pledging an amount, you will be eligible to receive rewards exclusive to those pledging through this Indiegogo page. You will help us entertain and You can think of pledging as placing a pre-order for the product once it's done.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute. We understand that! That doesn’t mean you can’t help:
- Help us get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
- Send us your ideas, monster designs, script synopsis. If we use it you will be credited.
Friday April 5th Update
HALLS OF HORROR is pleased to announce the addition of composer LUCIFER FULCI to our team! He will be creating the Aural Assaults to accompany our Visceral Visuals for each episode! Please share this with your Fiends!