Spook Train is the first feature length film from Lee Hardcastle, an animator specializing in claymation “not for children.” His work is equal parts humor and horror like the cat-themed parody of Evil Dead II. Hardcastle’s latest project is a horror anthology inspired by comic books like Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. It’s comprised of 10 interlocking stories presented as rooms in an amusement ride that’s been shut down for being too obscene for the general public. Guts spew and hilarity ensues.
Studio funding turned out to be a dead end. Consequently, Hardcastle has turned to crowdfunding on Kickstarter. A pledge of £12 ($20) includes HD downloads of Spook Train and his last movie Ghost Burger, as well a video tutorial series for making your own claymation movies. The project is currently at 20% of its goal of £40,000 ($66,000) by April 12 but you’re only charged if it meets its goal so grab your ticket for Spook Train unless you’re scared.