YouTuber Ashens Is Making a Horror Movie!

Stuart Ashen, better known as ‘Ashens’ on YouTube, is ready to make another movie. Following his previous gaming-centric films Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild and Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild, the entertainer wants to take a stab at the horror genre.

As a long-time horror fan and genre journalist, I’m thrilled. In fact, Ashen and I spoke briefly about this during our interview earlier this year!

So far, the Kickstarter campaign for the horror movie Turn Back has amassed over $125,000 with 1k+ backers. It has exceeded its $122k goal, but we all know that filmmaking is not an easy or cheap process. The more help, the better.

So, what’s the story? Here it is in Ashen’s own words:

I really don’t want to give too much away and spoil things, but obviously you’re not going to back something if I don’t tell you anything about it!

I’m based here in Norwich in the East of England, and part of our local folklore is the infamous “Black Shuck’. It’s an archetypal demon story with a deep mythology, and with a personal connection to me – perfect to base our horror plot around. The legend goes that Black Shuck is a huge ghostly demonic hound that roams the east anglian countryside, and laying eyes on it can be an omen of impending death. If you hear its howl, whatever you do, close your eyes.

The myth dates all the way back to the 12th century and I want to bring it up to date, and bring Black Shuck into the modern world.

And as I said, we’re going to do it all in reverse! The first scene in the film will be the last scene in the narrative and so on, in a similar way to films like Memento or 500 Days of Summer. But trust me, you won’t ever have seen it quite like this. This will not be a gimmick, it is fundamental to the story. Our hope is that once you get to the end, it’s the kind of film you’ll be thinking about for days afterwards and want to watch again. I’m seriously so excited about it.

There are still 29 days left to back Turn Back. The various pledge goals include things like copies of the film via digital or Blu-ray. However, the top donation of £200 will capture you a genuine, certified GameChild!

Be sure to check out the Ashens YouTube channel for many sofa-based tat reviews and more. You can also follow the creator on Facebook.

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Mike Phalin
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Longtime problematic entertainment journalist. The former workhorse for Dread Central,, and Fanbolt.

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