Recently announced crowdfunding horror movie The What! is nearly fully funded, and we now have a first look at the monster in The What! And it looks great.
Clark Schaffer and Aaron Keck of Schaffer Studios have spent decades making special effects, working on films including Speed, Daylight, and Iron Man 2. Their upcoming movie The What! is designed to take what they know well, special effects, and create an homage to the giant monster movies of the 1950s. They plan on filming it Summer 2023, and with nearly complete funding through their Kickstarter campaign, it looks like we will soon see this movie come to fruition.
This first look at The What!‘s monster is impressive. Here it is.
And here is the synopsis for The What!:
Fall clouds take turns hiding the moon. The night air is crisp. Faint, distorted sounds of fun and excitement drift on the breeze from the carnival below. Other than that, all is quiet—too quiet.
The two friends sit in wait on the tractor, protected only by one, meager scarecrow. The dark of the night made even darker by the cover of the grove. The farmers listen, their eyes reaching into the shadows, their weapons poised.
They know it’s out there, and that’s what scares them. No one in their right mind would put themselves in this situation, but these men realize that the survival of all mankind is at stake and that they are the only ones who can save them.
Something moves across the ground. Hank hops down to have a look about. It’s the wind, moving the grass. He turns and shrugs to his buddy who nods in return. Claws quickly emerge from the darkness and grab the farmer, ripping him clear from his seat on the heavy, steel machine. Hank shouts and shoulders his axe as his friend is carried away by “the What”.
Last Updated on March 24, 2023.