Slash was one of the people behind the 2014 movie Nothing Left to Fear, and now he’s launched a crowdfunding campaign for his next terrifying cinematic project. The Hell Within was written by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), it will be directed by Dennison Ramalho (ABC’s of Death), and it’s being produced by Slash under his SlashFiction banner in partnership with Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller of Barry Films.
“It basically starts out with a young, professional couple inNew York. [The woman] raises funds for impoverished children in third world countries,” Slash tells EW. “She gets this phone call in the middle of the night from a young girl saying ‘Help me!’ And she starts to put it together that this might be this girl fromBrazilthat was kidnapped. So she goes into the jungle to talk to the family and then it turns into a very dark and scary horrific situation, deep in the heart of the jungle ofBrazil.”
Regarding the reason for the crowdfunding campaign , the sometimes guitarist explains, “Well, I have a big fanbase and we have very similar tastes — obviously in music, but also in horror. The reason I got into the whole production thing in the first place was to try to bring back story-driven and character-driven scary movies that weren’t reliant on blood and guts to get all their shock and awe. I thought it would be great if we brought fans on board and developed the movie, in a sense, together.
Obviously, I’m making the movie, but you actually feed fans bits of what’s happened, you get some opinions, and build this army, you know? [Laughs] I thought it would be fun and at the same time if anybody wanted to contribute finances we would be able to give them rewards, anything from the script of the movie to being an extra. Because the other thing that I want to do is to be able to finance the movie, raise as much equity myself, so I don’t have anybody looking over my shoulder. I want artistic control over the final product.”