Documentary maker James H. Carter II is seeking about $4,000 to complete work on "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about Haunted Mansion fandom that includes a detailed 3D model of the Disneyland Mansion for you to VR in (or whatever!).
I chipped in!
“There are a lot of fans of horror that love the Haunted Mansion that are not necessarily Disney fans, and I tried to figure out why. The conclusion I came up with is that for most horror fans, or the ones I’ve spoken with at least, is that Haunted Mansion was their first exposure to anything macabre or creepy, and you either hate it, or you gravitate towards it and keep seeking it out,” he said. “I find that element very interesting.”
He found the fans by putting out an open call on Creepy Kingdom, the selected interviews based on the submissions he received. While they haven’t traveled to all the necessary areas to complete all of their interviews, he does have quite a variety of folks lined up. Interviews include legendary Imagineer Roland Crump, who is largely responsible for the Mansion’s aesthetics and design, and former Imagineer Jason Surrell. Diana Vick is a Seattle woman who creates beautiful costumes and art, some of it inspired by the Mansion. In one image from the documentary, she is seen clad in a spot-on recreation of an outfit worn by Gracey, an Attractionistas doll created by Disney. Also appearing will be the founder of Bats Day, the annual ‘goth’ day at Disneyland, as well as people who have decked their home out to look like the attraction.
Foolish Mortals Finishing Funds
[James H. Carter II/Gofundme]
Documentary Explores The Fan Culture Of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion
[Juliet Bennett Rylah/LAist]
The Internet Archive, the Digital Public Library of America and Muckrock have released a version of the Mueller Report as an Epub with 747 live footnotes, fully compliant with both Web and EPUB accessibility requirements.
I'm headed back to San Diego for Comic-Con this weekend, and you can catch me on Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, 5PM: Panel: Writing: Craft, Community, and Crossover (with James Killen, Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, and Sarah Gailey), Room 23ABC Sunday, 10AM: Signing and giveaway for Radicalized, Tor Booth, #2701. I hope to […]
Kevin Kelly and I interviewed Boing Boing’s Rob Beschizza for the Cool Tools podcast. Rob is a fascinating person, as you probably already know from the thousands of posts he’s written here. He is an excellent artist, designer, coder, and writer, and has a delightful sense of humor. Rob is also the founder of Txt.fyi, […]
With enough practice and commitment, anyone can be a visual artist. But without the right instruction, that time spent honing your skills could seem like an eternity. If you really want to see where your talent can take you, you need sound fundamentals – and no matter what discipline or genre you lean toward, the […]
Theoretically, there’s never been an easier time for marketers. The ubiquity of social media means a good word – or a good brand – can spread like wildfire with very little effort. But as limitless as the internet is, there’s a lot of competition and noise to contend with. And the vast graveyard of failed […]
They might be the shiny new thing, but AirPods aren’t for everybody. Maybe you’re looking for a new sound or you understandably lost those tiny buds during a brisk run. If so, here’s 10 headphones and earbuds that break out of the Apple mode with a return to quality and wearability. Klipsch R5 Bluetooth Neckband […]