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Once Upon A Horror

Two of my very favorite people from back in my horrorizing days – the Den of Iniquity days, the “movie-disc-movie” days – are launching a phenomenal-looking new project with the best Kickstarter campaign you’ve ever seen. Why is this Kickstarter campaign so special, you may ask?

Well, to start with, it features the Almighty Shep, Tiffany Shepis, reading to you from a bare-skin rug… (bare-skin, get it?)

Secondly, it is for a new horror series, featuring the likes of James Duval (Donnie Darko) and Dominique Swain (Lolita) and the directorial talents of genre master Rolfe Kanefsky (Nightmare Man, The Hazing, There’s Nothing Out There, One in the Gun)

Here’s the link – in case you’d rather be hearing this from a nearly naked Tiffany Shepis.

And here’s the official blurb:


ONCE UPON A HORROR is a collection of four titillating and terrifying tales in the tradition of “CREEPSHOW” and “TALES FROM THE CRYPT”.

Our new series created by Rolfe Kanefsky, Once Upon A Horror, will consist of four short horror stories, Once Upon A Horror, Truth Be Told, With All my Heart, and Beast and the Beauty. These four short films will be cut together into a 90 minute pilot, which will be used to launch a weekly anthology TV series of terror tales, titled Once Upon A Horror, as well as a feature film for DVD distribution. Our ultimate goal, once the series is up and running, is to use this as a launching pad to discover new upcoming filmmakers. Filmmakers from all over the world with a passion for all things horror will be encouraged to submit their own horror shorts or short horror scripts to ONCE UPON A HORROR, where they will be selected as future upcoming episodes to air on Once Upon A Horror. This will not only be a platform for new horror films, but to showcase the talent of independent filmmakers from all over the world who would not normally have an opportunity to show their abilities.


Created by Rolfe Kanefsky and hosted by the Princess of Horror, Tiffany Shepis, this series already has an amazing cast and crew on board. Some of our star cast includes, James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita, Alpha Dog) and Tiffany Shepis (Night of The Demons, The Hazing, Nightmare Man, The Violent Kind). Our team is also blessed to be working with the talented Michael Del Rossa, who has done FX for such films as Watchmen, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 300 and I am Legend.

The award-winning writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky started his professional career with the now cult horror-comedy “THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE” which had a theatrical release before finding a loyal following on cable and home video. Kanefsky has directed over twenty feature films including the horror flicks “THE HAZING”, the Lions Gate/After Dark’s “NIGHTMARE MAN”, “CORPSES, and the Warner Brothers’ Home Video release of “JACQUELINE HYDE”.

For more information about Rolfe and his projects, check out, or,

Kanefsky (writer/director of Tales 1,3,4) is very excited to be launching his first Kickstarter campaign with long time producing partner Esther Goodstein “NIGHTMARE MAN”, “1 IN THE GUN”, and the fantastic team from Market Street Productions, Stacy Ekstein and Chris Ekstein.

Chris Ekstein (director of Tale 2) is in production on feature western “RISE OF THE LONESTAR RANGER” (Danny Trejo, Rose McGowan, Mark Boone Jr.). As an award-winning cinematographer, he has directed for national campaigns and clients. He is looking forward to directing the “Truth be Told” episode with Dominique Swain.

If this campaign is successful, the series will be used as a launchpad for exciting new talent in the industry including writers, directors and actors. Tiffany and Rolfe are one of the superteams of B-Film, the Hitch and Jimmy Stewart of horror and comedy. I have seen a lot of film Kickstarters in the last few years, some of them intriguing, some of them vacuous attempts to attract attention or hubristic wastes of time. This is the real deal. These peeps are not only some of the most talented, and professional, individuals out there, they are among the most entertaining and deserving of our communal love-cash.

Get on over to the Once Upon a Horror Kickstarter page and give ‘em your support and your money so we can get some top-notch short-horror up in this mother.


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