An independent horror feature film presents the question ‘What would you do if your time was up’? The Last, which is currently seeking funding via IndieGoGo, follows a terminally ill man spending his last days coping with death and struggles to undo his past sins. The Last is directed by Matthew Barber, with Nathaniel Barber providing the screenplay.
The movie will be a throwback to classic horror films like The Evil Dead (1981) and the Universal Monster movies of the 1930s-50s. It contains elements of a Hitchcock thriller and at the same time delves into the mystery of a Michael Crichton novel. At the core of the film, it explores the darkest corners of fear and horror as it follows a manʼs journey through the last moments of his life.
Screenwriter Nathaniel Barber explains on the campaign page:
“Writing is a process of self-discovery. Over a year ago I came up with a small concept that would become my film, The Last. At that time, however, it was envisioned as an artistic short film. That would soon change due to some advice from Bruce Campbell’s book If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor. The book planted a seed that led the short to evolve into a feature film. After that moment the story also began to evolve into something completely different.
As each day passed, I had no clue what was going to transpire in the script. This is not how I usually write scripts. Most of the time I come up with the climax and work my way backwards. This story revolves around a terminally ill man and his final days on Earth. Then he encounters a monster. Lies, mysteries, and the mortality that we will all face are explored in the darkness of the woods from which there seems to be no escape. We could really use your help to make this picture. If you are able to participate with us in making The Last, I know you will be very proud of the final product.”
Perks for supporting the film include Associate Producer credit, as well as content, magnets, hats, and even props used in the film! Head over to IndieGoGo to find out more.