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01 May 2018 10:56 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Crossposted to Horror board

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Guthroth01 May 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

New 7TV Kickstarter. Children of the fields.


Funded in 18 minutes ….

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

Hmm. Hmm.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

Those are some great looking figures.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

Those Corn Dollies would make superb Scarecrow minions for Dr. Syn!

Sir Walter Rlyeh01 May 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

The figures look great but I think this may be something you need to be English to understand.

Guthroth01 May 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

You ever seen the film The Wicker Man ? Hunt it out.

Sir Walter Rlyeh01 May 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

I was not impressed. I take it that dazzling urbanites fear country folk.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

very X-files meets Children of the Corn meets Village of the Damned look to me.

mwindsorfw01 May 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

I'm anxious to see their pets, the corn dogs.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Hmmm, Corn Dogs!

Excellent for British settings inspired by Wickerman or even cross-patched into things like Lair of the WHite Worm, or even American flavoured like The Dark Secret of Harvest Home and Children of the Corn.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 6:12 p.m. PST

Gunroth, exactly my thought, the figures have a definite Wicker Man vibe to them.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

There's a lot of British Film and TV in there :

The Wicker man
Doctor Who
Midwich Cuckoos
The Avengers
The Devil Rides Out
League of Gentlemen

And a smattering of British folk music inspired "threats" – Shirley Collins, Mike & Lal Waterson are surely in the mix there as well.

Looks excellent – would like a lot of these figures!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

Sir Walter Rlyeh, country folk are very scary! Haven't you watched many Hammmer Horror films???
The Witches, The Reptile, Captain Clegg.

Crunching the numbers on the KS, I may or may not jump in on the campaign, will wait to the end to decide. Looks like the discount levels will be completely offset by shipping costs to the US. So unless there is some very attractive KS content, I can wait for the Phalanx Consortium or Noble Knight to get it in stock later over here.

Definitely want some of these minis though!

Cacique Caribe01 May 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

Sir Walter Rlyeh: "I take it that dazzling urbanites fear country folk."

Hasn't that always been the case? Isn't that why country folk are always the butt of every joke comedians come up with?

But, until now, I never quite understood that the reason was really fear. Fear is still way better than the alternative.

And who doesn't like scared urbanites, specially out of their element? :)

PS. By the way, I love vintage pictures of homemade Halloween costumes:






Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 8:17 p.m. PST

Even country folk realise the inherent horror of living in small isolated communities!

A number of years ago, some friends made a micro-budget movie in their home state of New Hampshire. When they were scouting around for filming locations and speaking to people about possibly using their buildings/grounds for scenes, the conversation always went the same way:

"We're checking for possible locations to make a super low budget horror movie about a small town that's secretly run by a Satanic Coven."

"Oh, this is the perfect place to film that!"

Everybody was immediately sure that their small town in New Hampshire was the the most believable location to be secretly run by a Satanic Coven.

Cyrus the Great02 May 2018 12:02 a.m. PST

I really don't need this right now…

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Reminds me of:

YouTube link

Carol Clover, in her 1992 _Men, Women, and Chainsaws_ has some interesting observations on urban people's horror of the rural -- in horror movies.

I really like those huntsmen!

Guthroth02 May 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

The giant Straw Man is now funded.

Cacique Caribe02 May 2018 3:22 p.m. PST


LOL. I love that movie!

But if I really want to see my fill of occult hangouts, stores, graffiti, animal sacrifices and all manner of body-modified strangeness, it's the city* where I would go. They actually flaunt that stuff. Ironically, the very same ones who make all the claims of tolerance seem to have a problem tolerating those who choose not to join them and live with them in their cities.

They only leave the concrete jungles to rush out and dump bodies and other evidence of what they do. Or to grow their illegal crops or set up their "labs" and "retreats". No wonder the country folk have to find ways to scare them back into the city.

I live in the twilight zone in between the city and the country, so I get to see that back and forth game all the time.

* Like all the imported weirdness we see when we go visit Austin TX, the grand oasis of strange pride in our state. :)



kmfrye02 May 2018 6:52 p.m. PST

The giant Straw Man is now funded

Hurrah! Here's hoping they unlock the May Queens.


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 7:36 p.m. PST

Cacique and Sir Walter Rlyeh, you can always split the difference when those pesky kids unmask the cultists and reveal that a big-city developer was just trying to scare everyone out of the village, then everyone will be happy!

Guthroth02 May 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

I always thought that the 1995 version of the Village of the Damned with Christopher Reeve and Kirsty Alley was quite chilling and those kids are just ideal for that.

Basha Felika10 May 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

I think those vintage Halloween photos are more unnerving than anything yet in the range.

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