If you’re following Lycanthropology 101 on Twitter (@lycans101) (#SelfPromo) you’ve already noticed my moaning about my lack of funds to properly ruin my finances with because there are three separate werewolf crowdfunding video projects going on this month and I can’t afford any of them.
So I’m going to make all of you bemoan your own finances with me.
WolfCop Universe Expansion
If you’ve been a werewolf fan since 2013 you have undoubtedly heard the buzz surrounding the Canadian Cinecoup winning horror-comedy film WolfCop. (In fact, many of you also recall running around doing all the Cinecoup tasks in order to rack up as many votes as possible to shove at WolfCop.)
Well, the film is set to drop in two months—and now the filmmakers are looking to expand the franchise with your help.
First on the agenda is the 7.5″ tall WolfCop action figure.
For $70 you can get one of these guys for your own: a 7.5″ vinyl action figure with 16 points points of articulation and a removable gun accessory. Or, for the die-hard collector, for $200 you can get one of the only 100 collector’s edition figures, with a pewter gun, electric plated gold badge, and signed by the artist.
Other franchise expansions available for preorder are the first volume of the WolfCop graphic novel, DVDs and Blu-Rays, posters, shirts, collector’s cards, and even a personal WolfCop SFX transformation by the makeup artist, professional photoshoot included—if you’ve got an extra $10,000 handy. (Be warned—you’ll probably have to fight Werewolf News’ own Andrew Quinton for that last one.)
The campaign is 86% funded as of my writing this, and has been up about a week, so I think we’re pretty positive that WolfCop’s expansions are a done deal.
Autumn Moon—Old School Werewolf Movie
Another film that werewolf fans have been keeping an eye on for awhile is Autumn Moon—particularly after the sneak peeks of the fantastic practical werewolf suit.
Autumn Moon strives to be “the most violent werewolf movie ever made,” which is quite the aspiration to aim for. Admirable, really—there have been a lot of violent werewolf movies, after all. From the opening scene—shown within the Kickstarter video—however, I have faith that it’ll definitely rank high up there on the “werewolf violence” scale.
Autumn Moon has been on the radar for quite awhile, and they need that final push to fund the remainder of the filming process. Make sure you watch the video on their page to get a feel for it; they’ve already shot and cut the opening scene, and have made it available within the Kickstarter video to give you a taste for what they’re capable of.
The hefty Kickstarter is looking to raise $250,000 in a month, which is steep but overall still doable. Perks range from digital copies of the film to speaking roles in the film itself!
Asphalt She-Wolves—Female Biker Werewolf Gang
If the phrase “female biker werewolf gang” doesn’t immediately strike your interest then, well, I don’t know what to say to you except for you’re wrong.
Asphalt She-Wolves is unique in that it isn’t a film but a series, and one that focuses on badass female werewolves doing badass female werewolf things for once. (Side-eyes every other male-fronted werewolf show ever.) From the video alone, the production team seems eager and invested in every part of the series, which makes it even more exciting to me. I love it when creators are excited over their creation. It hypes me up.
Asphalt She-Wolves is looking to raise a modest sum of $7,800 this month, with perks ranging from a streaming of the pilot episode to an exclusive dinner with the creators of the series (and maybe a few surprise guests). If you’re as completely stoked about female werewolves as I am, you’ll get on Asphalt She-Wolves as quickly as you can.