Slash launches online campaign to raise funds for new movie

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Ex-guitarist of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Slash, is seeking funding from fans to produce his second feature film, “The Hell Within,” through the FanBacked crowdfunding site.

The Hell Within

“The Hell Within” follows a woman from New York on a quest into the heart of the Brazilian jungle to save a missing girl, only to find herself in a desperate village of drug runners and lost souls. The film will be directed by Dennison Ramalho (“ABC’s of Death 2″), written by Jeff Buhler (“The Midnight Meat Train”) and produced by Slash under his SlashFiction banner, in partnership with Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller of Barry Films.

Slash told Entertainment Weekly that the reason he got into film production 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. He said he thought the crowdfunding campaign would be great as way to bring fans on board and developed the movie, in a sense, together.

About the film Slash said:

I love creepy, haunting stuff. I don’t go for psycho movies really. But I love monsters. And scares that are more cerebral. I love practical effects that make those monsters seem more real onscreen. When I read the script for ‘The Hell Within,’ I knew it was the right project for my taste.

Slash also said that “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. Becasue 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.”

Slash was the lead guitarist for the group Guns N’ Roses between 1985 and 1996. He co-founded the group Velvet Revolver and has released three solo albums.

Slash made his debut as a film producer on “Nothing Left to Fear,” released by Anchor Bay back in 2014.

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