The Horror Honeys: Honey Kickstarter Buzz ~ Support an Awesome Horror Doc!

Honey Kickstarter Buzz ~ Support an Awesome Horror Doc!


Generally, the Honeys don't post about Kickstarters. There are so many awesome projects out there, that it is hard to keep up. But once in a while, a project comes along that we feel we have to spread the word on, and encourage people to support it. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge star Mark Patton is working to fund a documentary about the history of the LGBT community in the horror industry, and they are SO close to reaching their funding goal, that we are hoping you'll help them get the rest of the way there!


Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street focuses on not just one of the most notorious NOES sequels, but the experience of being a gay actor in the industry at time when acceptance wasn't widespread. From the film's Kickstarter page:

This is not your typical Nightmare On Elm Street documentary. Whether you're a horror fan or a gay advocate, Scream, Queen! has something to offer to everyone. We delve into a deeper subject of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 that has been at the forefront for years, yet no one has fully explored. This is a story not just about Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, but about Hollywood's gay subculture in the 1980s. For months we have been following Mark Patton around getting intimate accounts of how the backlash of NOES2 has deeply affected his life. From its release in 1985, fans and critics have raised an eyebrow at the not-so-subtle hints of Jesse Walsh's sexuality. Did this create the whirlwind of questions that set the film so far apart from all the others in its series? Village Voice publication was the first to officially comment on the film's gay subtext, releasing a landslide of both good and bad commentary from fans and critics worldwide. In 1985 being gay in Hollywood could cost you your career. Now 30 years later, Scream, Queen! is asking why?


Featuring interviews with Patton, Robert Englund, Robert Rusler, Jack Sholder, Kim Myers, and more, Scream, Queen! has the potential to turn the spotlight on one of the most under-appreciated NOES sequels, as well as the actors and actresses who struggled for acceptance during a very difficult time in Hollywood.

Scream, Queen! is SO close to their goal and they only have about three days left. Donate if you can, and if you can't, spread the word! Every little bit helps, and let's be honest, can we really have TOO many awesome horror documentaries? ~RH