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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Jack Chick Kickstarter? RPGs are Evil - Dark Dungeons: The Movie!

Initially, when I saw the Dark Dungeons: The Movie! Kickstarter, I was more than a little apprehensive. It appeared to me that Jack Chick was getting paid for the project in some way, shape or form and there was no way I was going to reward that ignorant fucktard.  The creator of the project has now made it abundantly clear that Jack Chick isn't getting paid. Heck, Jack Chick thinks this is a legit project:

JR Rails: I wrote Chick Publications Inc. explaining that I won $1000 in the lottery and that I wished to film Dark Dungeons. The tone and style of that letter was _very similar_ to that of my Kickstarter video. No where in that letter did I tell a lie just as no where in my video do I tell a lie. Every sentence was true. The only promise I made in that letter was that I would do my best to fully bring "Dark Dungeons" to life on the silver screen and that is a promise I intend to fulfill. 
Chick Publications, Inc responded to my correspondence by giving me the rights to do a video of Dark Dungeons. They waved any fee to do this so that I could spend the entire $1000 on making my video. (I have already spent the entire $1000 in pre-poduction costs for the video.) They also turned down my request to obtain the merchandise rights to Dark Dungeons so I only have the right to film Dark Dungeons and can not make "Dark Dungeons the Flame Thrower" … as I had wished. 
They said that I would have the copyright to my video and the only stipulation they gave me was somewhere in the video I should include the following message, "Story based on "Dark Dungeons" by Jack T. Chick, LLC Copyright 1984" and I intend to do so.
So, this movie is going to be made with a straight face in a way that can only lead to some amazing humor. I'm very happy that Jack Chick is still the ignorant fucktard he was in the 80's.

Alright, I'm in for $15. Watch the Kickstarter video. That and the above quoted comment convinced me to "Kick In" ;)

Thanks to +Harley Stroh for bringing this gem to my attention.

5 comments:

  1. Finally! This masterpiece will receive the cinematic treatment it has long deserved!

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  2. Awesome. Somebody inform the RiffTrax guys.

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  3. that would explain chronicles of ganth funny post:

    http://daggerarts.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/4th-edition-is-response-to-dark-dungeons.html?showComment=1366816441844#c7279691000852377358

    to repeat my adventure with this zine:
    I wished i had that spell to make parents buy books like marcie when i was 15. Instead I picked fruit and sold old stuff to afford new stuff (sniff). I was dropped this gem zine at a library during a CoC game, we turned our backs and this was dropped by someone who had waited and snuck behind our backs - creepy spying on teens. Cheif librarian of state spied on us due to a complaint. After he shook our hands and laughed that we weren't flying or casting spells in library and approved of teen DnD and hacker club for using library (1985).

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  4. Thanks for the donation! Remember to also post to facebook and anywhere else you can spread the word. If not enough people hear about it, it won't be made.

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