I have had the extraordinary honor to collaborate with the incredibly talented bleedingcritic on a couple of articles. I am proud to say that I look to bleedingcritic as a mentor to my writings. As previously mentioned in an article, bleedingcritic brings forth a brand new, original breed of horror that the horror world has so desperately needed. He has been kind enough to share his genius horror mind with all of us, now it is our turn to help give back to him.
Most of you are aware of the site “indiegogo“. bleedingcritic has launched his very own campaign to take the world of horror by storm with his unique, no nonsense brand of horror. Here’s how bleedingcritic describes his campaign:
I need to get the attention of the worlds horror genre to get everyone addicted to my work which means I need to advertise, And that where I need your help.
bleedingwelcome. I’m bleedingcritic.
I supply pure class A horror medication. Horrormedication is a narrated series I’ve created, written and currently present.
Horror media is plagued by tired & cliché opinions.However, I’m different. No one knows my identity. I also provide intelligent spoiler free horror film reviews here bleedingfilms.com
I’ve designed mugs, hoodies and T-shirts which are currently available via bleedingfilms.com.
I need to get the attention of the worlds horror genre to get addicted to my work and to buy my quality merchandise, which means I need to start a marketing campaign, and that’s where I need your help.
I’ve contacted Empire Magazine, Total Film, Fangoria etc, etc and the cost to get in every major publication is over 24K. But that’s not necessary. A carefully placed, full page advert campaign, repeated will cost 13K (£13,000).
bleedingcritic has raised £50 towards his goal via the ‘flexible funding’ options. There are 47 days left to help him reach his goal. Like all other indiegogo campaigns, bleedingcritic offers some horrifically great perks for each donation amount. Click here to follow his campaign. We all know times are tough for most, so if you can not donate, please help spread the word of this campaign. Every little bit helps out weather it is money or word of mouth, so do not think that any help will not be appreciated.
In addition to donating and or spreading the word, follow bleedingcritic on twitter, subscribe to his YouTube channel and visit his official site for spoiler-free reviews and your dose of horror medication.
Below is a video from bleedingcritic explaining his campaign:
I have done an article on bleedingcritic previously, but this time I got the chance to do an interview with him. For those of who that do not know much about bleedingcritic and what he is about, allow he and myself to give you a better look into his world.
LBoH: First things first, your reviews and knowledge of the horror genre is incredible. What got you interested in the horror scene?
bc: “I’ve always had a passion for horror films, the definitive starting point in my memory was when I watched the film JAWS for the first time in the cinema. To experience fear and anxiety when so young must have started the addiction.”
LBoH: And how was the bleedingcritic born?
bc: “I’ve had so many bleedingjobs over the years, some infront of the television camera – Then as acting work dried up due to it’s overcrowding I started wearing a suit for work and found the office environment was soul destroying, especially if you’re a creative person. Then after experiencing 3 redundancies in 4 years, I said that’s enough – I need to do my own thing. In late 2011 I didn’t know what it was at the time. Then I noticed how frustrating I was with reading film reviews that gave everything away and then that definitive idea, thats developed into what it’s become now, just came to mind.”
LBoH: The face of bleedingcritic is with out a doubt one of the most noticable faces of the blog and twitter worlds. How did you come up with the concept for that face?
bc: “There are so many brilliant masks available to buy, but I needed to have a mask that I could Trademark, a design that is unique, a one off that I own. I had many ideas about the mask and when I met with oscar and bafta award winner Mark Coulier from Coulier Creatures FX, I knew he and his team would deliver. It was an instinctive decision for me. After my brief they created my bleedingface, and I’ll never forget the wonderful moment I arrived at their workshop to collect.”
LboH: How did you come up with the name “bleedingcritic”?
bc: “I wanted to create a name that was consistent with the website, bleedingfilms.com – because the site was first.”
LBoH: Can you remember the first review that you did? If so, what film was it for?
bc: “I bleedingthink it was ‘The Mist’.”
LBoH: How long have you been reviewing movies?
bc: “The bleeding started in October 2011”
LBoH: I love that your reviews are spoiler-free, is it hard for you to make a review without giving the movie away?
bc: “Before I started my first film review, I thought about how I am when I talk about films to friends that haven’t seen the film I’m talking about. So that’s the foundation for me, I can easily discuss any film without disclosing the thread of its story.”
LBoH: What do you look for in a quality horror film?
bc: “I have to watch every film I choose with an open mind, and just let it flow over me, just like a bleeding shower. I look for that feeling of ‘I haven’t seen this before’, OR…I’ve seen this done before, but this time the work has it’s own individual take on it’. A quality horror film is a combination of all different pieces of the creative puzzle fitting together in perfection. The Exorcist is classic example of this and ‘Martyrs’ is an example of finding a film that’s totally original, which is rare.”
LBoH: Your short story series “Horror Medication” is by far one of the best on the internet. How do you come up with such brilliant material for it?
bc: “bleedingthanks for the compliment. Some of the filming is improvised, I just think of the story and film it, and see how it turns out. Now to save time I write all the stories so my waffling and repeating is removed. All my stories are influenced by real life experiences or revenge on people I have known, or read about that will never receive the justice they deserve. I have a real hatred of domestic violence, hence my horror medication story called Bottle. I also have a twisted and imaginative way of creating scinareos that spiral from calm into bleeding horrorific endings. Derek and the Dream Catchers shop idea I created a long time ago. I originally had the idea to help children sleep – and make them empowered to cope with bad dreams. But then I wanted to bring it into the horrormedication series to test peoples reaction, which has been positive.”
LBoH: bleedingjack is an amazing addition to your videos. Can you tell us a bit about him?
bc: “Yeah, I was taken by some friend to one of these ‘Vintage’ wearhouses where everything seems a little overpriced and then I spotted this Jack in a box and the idea to have him as my assistant just came to me straight away. I can’t tell you how much I paid for him because if he reads this he might eat me.”
LBoH: You do an incredible job keeping in contact with your #bleedingfamily, but as the family grows, do you find it harder to maintain contact with them?
bc: “One thing I notice with some current celebrities is that they think their too important to communicate with the very people that put them where they are. I’m bleedingloyal and I will always interact with my fans, #bleedingfamily, because they give me honest feedback.”
LBoH: Many others and myself are looking forward to more reviews and more doses of Horror Medication. What can we look for in the future from bleedingcritic?
bc: “I had meeting with a radio producer in May last year, I played my bleedingradio idea demo..they understood what I was trying to achieve. I had bleedinganticipation simmering for over three months, then unfortunately they had limited funds and nothing became of it. I have had meetings and ongoing communication with a Television Channel since last November, so fingers crossed that might start soon, but in this media world you can’t rely on whatever anyone says until it actually does happen. Right now I’m filming each of my reviews so people have a choice to read or watch me. I have some ideas for the horrormedication series but I need to get the content I’ve created already out there to more people. With me I’m the total creative horror package and I’ve never been happier being bleedingcritic. I know what I’ve created is growing into something big, However, I just need that someone, in the right position, that recognizes the potencial for what I’m doing and opens that door to my bleedingsuccess across all media.”
Be sure to keep up to date on all bleedingcritic info by following him on twitter and signing up for updates at bleedingfilms.com.
I have had the honor of connecting with a horror family like no other, bleedingcritic. Everything from their spoiler-free reviews to the horrifying face of bleedingcritic says true 100% horror. In the vast sea of everyone writing reviews and trying to break through into the world of horror writing, bleedingcritic in my opinion has done just that.
bleedingcritic has a fast growing base of followers on twitter. On twitter, their followers are far more than “fans” they are #bleedingfamily. Bleeding Family can further show their support and unity by purchasing quality mugs and t-shirts from the bleeding store.
bleedingcritic is not into the spoil the movie and ruin your day style reviews. It’s all about the spoil-free review that focuses on the psychological and creative aspects and honest observations. Reviews are not the only writings that can be found via bleedingcritic, but a horrifying short story series that was created and written by bleedingcritic called “Horror Medication.” bleedingcritic is becoming a name so synonymous with the horror genre that William Friedkin has contacted him to write a review of his new book.
The face of bleedingcritic may be one of the most hauntingly, horrifying symbols of the horror community. Under bleedingcritic’s instruction his face was created by Oscar and Bafta award winners, Coulier Creatures FX. It is complete genius. It plays on something of innocence from childhood and morphs it into something you really hope is not living in your closet or under your bed. I know every time I see that face, I know exactly who it is.
You can keep up to date on all of the bleeding news by checking out any of the links below.