Written by Jesus Figueroa
Thirteen year old Emily DiPrimio along with her father Ron DiPrimio set out to make Emily’s dream of making a horror movie a reality.
That film is “Carver” and it has already been in development.
“Carver is about a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed when they were younger. Their actions caused the deaths of three innocent people. Now on the anniversary of those deaths an ominous calling card, in the form of a carved pumpkin has been placed at each of their homes. Someone is out for revenge…the question is who?,” Emily said.
The classic style of slasher films is apparent in the with the storyline but plans are to make this film stand out. The inspiration comes from classic horror films which utilize props and special effects rather than Computer Generated Images.
“What we tried to do with the script is make it a combination of the two basic slasher film types from the 80’s. We know Jason, Michael, and Freddie are the one’s doing the killing. Where in My Bloody Valentine and The Prowler it’s more of a slasher who done it. Our movie combines the two…there is a relentless, seemingly unstoppable killer but no one will know who the killer is until the end,” Emily said.
Emily is not only working on making her dream of making a horror slasher film tribute to classic horror but has been acting on an upcoming web series. This young actress worked until an injury stopped her from furthering her work as the leading role.
“We were working on a web series called Violet. I was the lead actress in the show. After we filmed some of the first episode my ankle and foot were black and blue and swollen. I ended up needing ankle surgery that had me on the shelf for 12 weeks. I was depressed because I really believed in Violet and was having a blast doing the show. My dad saw this and asked me to help he write a screenplay he had been thinking about writing for a long time. It was a slasher film called CARVER. The next thing I knew the 12 weeks flew by and we had a script,” Emily said.
The inspiration that drives is the joy that Emily has for watching the classic horror slasher films.
“The last slasher film I enjoyed was Friday the 13th IV. I am only 13 and I am not going to pretend that I have seen every slasher film. There are a lot of movies that I still need to see and I am steadily working my way though my dad’s DVD collection. I really enjoyed Friday the 13th IV. It is what a slasher movie should be fun, scary, and bloody,” Emily said.
She likes the old style horror films because they don’t utilize CGI and that makes for a more realist feel.
“It (CGI) just looks bad. No one bleeds like that. Old school make up effects just look cooler and more authentic. Special effects make up is an art form and when I watch a lot of horror films nowadays it seems like a dying one,” Emily said.
If funded the film will quickly go through pre-production and will start production in the first quarter of 2014.
Emily said, “If we are luck enough to get funded we would like to begin filming in April 2014 and have a finished film ready for our backers in October 2014.”
Visit their kickstarter here