The expansion of numerous release platforms over the past few years has opened up several avenues for genre films to be released, whether it’s VOD, direct to streaming, or other sources. However, being able to see a movie in theatres, revelling in it with other strangers who share the same taste, remains the optimal way to experience genre features. It is this experience that the people behind the horror film He Never Died are hoping to create with their film, and have thus turned to Indiegogo to fund a theatrical release for the feature.
He Never Died stars genre staple Henry Rollins, who has previously appeared in genre films such as Wrong Turn 2 and The Devil’s Tomb, as he takes on the lead role this time, playing Jack the immortal cannibal. Jason Krawczyk both wrote and directed the film, and the official indiegogo description is as follows.
When you find yourself living forever, sure, the first 200, even 300 years might be one grand ball of parties and fornication, But who among us would stay interested after the first 1,000 years, let alone the first 10,000.
And that is where we find Jack, An immortal cannibal detached from humanity.
Depression and severe anti-social behavior has whittled down Jack’s existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There’s little purpose for him to make friends with someone he’d eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack’s past comes back to rattle him. Jack must now walk a tight rope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility. As it turns out, there are very few reasons to live when you can’t die.
He Never Died‘s creators and crew are looking to raise $50,000 for a theatrical run, as well as the accompanying advertising and publicity that would entail. Perks for backers include digital downloads of the film, coffee mugs and toques that were custom-made for the feature, Q&A sessions with Rollins and Krawczyk, customised voicemails from Henry Rollins himself, and numerous other benefits. The film’s official Indiegogo page can be found here.