Veil of Ruin

The CHAIR - a horror film adaptation of the graphic novel

A project in East Gloucester, Gloucester, MA by Painted Heroes

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Equal parts horror, thriller, drama - this comic to film adaptation features a cast & crew of fan favorites, now all we need is YOU!
Backers: 245
Average Pledge Per Backer: $503

Funded: $123,153 of $300,000
Dates: May 15th -> Jun 29th (45 days)
Project By: Painted Heroes
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Latest News


June 22nd - via:
Only 6 days left on the Kickstarter but with all of your help (all 203 of you!) we've managed to raise $111,691!   For an indie horror film that is going purely on story, cast, and crew - you've all shown that you believe there's something special... (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight: The Chair

June 17th - via:
Turning comics and graphic novels into feature films is nothing new. And doing it without a big budget supplied by a major studio is almost impossible. However, the key word there is almost. (Read More)

160 backers means 2 new rewards unlocked!

June 14th - via:
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Reward ADD ONs are HERE!

June 13th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

17 days left, 143 backers, and ......$42K raised!

June 11th - via:
Hello everyone! This morning has been our busiest day thus far, as we've doubled our $ total thus far and we're now close to $42K raised out of our $300K goal!  Please keep on spreading the word and if you wanted to add on rewards to your plegde,... (Read More)

The CHAIR art contest winner announced!

June 9th - via:
Congrats to Dan Kwarcinski for doing a great job on this Warden-inspired piece! The contest was held on Twitter, with 4 entries squaring off. The entry with the most RTs won a graphic novel of THE CHAIR signed & sketched in by Peter Simeti and... (Read More)

Actor Jacob Banser gives a sincere message of thanks to all the Kickstarter backers and shares his excitement about the cast & crew on the film

June 6th - via:
hey everybody! I know, I know, two updates in one day - well, when it rains it pours, right? I've got another great video to show you, this one is of actor Jacob Banser who plays Bones in the film.  Jacob's enthusiasm and sincerity really come... (Read More)

A must-see video from The CHAIR director, Chad Ferrin...

June 6th - via:
Hey everyone, I just got in a must-see video from Director Chad Ferrin. We've all had moments in life when we just feel defeated, as if nothing can be worse than the pain we're currently experiencing - this film, in some ways, symbolizes a rebirth,... (Read More)

THE CHAIR cast member, Susan Eisenberg, thanks all of YOU and introduces some brand new rewards!

June 4th - via:
 So we've added some new rewards, featuring signed items by Susan (better known as Wonder Woman in the Justice League animated series and a few JL movies and games) a personalized message reward tier (Susan will wish you a happy birthday,... (Read More)

A Newly Edited Teaser trailer up on YouTube, interviews with Bill Oberst Jr. and Susan Eisenberg, and a big casting announcement!

May 31st - via:
Check out our newly edited teaser trailer up on Youtube! We've also got an interview up with Bill Oberst Jr. who plays the Warden. And an interview with Susan Eisenberg who plays Ms. Prince in the film. We've also got some great casting news as... (Read More)

Reward Combinations!

May 24th - via:
 Let us know if you'd like to combine any existing rewards! For instance, say you wanted the $150 option of having the film signed by cast & crew but you also wanted a felt ornament ($55 option).  The felt ornament option also has other... (Read More)

Update to the Kickstarter info!

May 23rd - via:
Hey guys! We're responding to feedback about the design/layout of the Kickstarter, so we've made changes that we hope you enjoy as well. More images are up, better descriptions for rewards, and a bunch of FAQs are now up as well. thanks for your... (Read More)

Follow @theCHAIRhorror on Twitter for updates as well!

May 19th - via:
Hi everyone! If you aren't doing so already, please follow us on twitter @theCHAIRhorror and keep up to date on rewards, @petersimeti's #300giveaway art prizes, and casting news! SPEAKING of casting news... we're very excited to announce the... (Read More)

the #300giveaway

May 18th - via:
hey guys! if you follow me on twitter (@petersimeti), then you've probably seen this around, otherwise, this might be some cool news to you! I'm going to be giving away a sketch card (trading card sized piece of original art) for EACH $1k made on the... (Read More)

Day 3 Update

May 18th - via:
Exciting news as we're closing in on the $5K mark! We've added a few new rewards to the mix:  and... And another one of our rewards has sold out! Please keep spreading the word on the Kickstarter.  We've got about $295K more to raise (which is a... (Read More)

Day 1 Update

May 15th - via:
WOW. I didn't expect the support to be so strong in day 1, you guys have really just floored us. To reach this total in the first 24 hours (well, 21 to be exact) is just fantastic. Thanks so much for your help! Hopefully we can keep this momentum... (Read More)

More Cast and Crew Announcements for The Chair

May 5th - via:
The feature adaptation of Alterna Comics' The Chair is moving along nicely, and today we have another addition to the cast plus several new members of the crew that is being assembled for the film. (Read More)

The Chair

April 29th - via:
The cast of the graphic novel-to-film horror/thriller, The Chair, continues to add on solid fan-favorite actors. (Read More)

The Chair Teaser: The Darkest Comicbook Adaptation Yet?

April 29th - via:
The producers of The Chair, the upcoming film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel, have released a new teaser trailer. (Read More)

Brian Thompson Seated as the Lead in The Chair; Noah Hathaway Also Joins the Cast

April 25th - via:
For the past several weeks we've been talking about an upcoming feature adaptation of Alterna Comics' The Chair with the filmmakers promising that casting news for the lead was forthcoming. Well, it has arrived along with one more update... (Read More)

THE CHAIR (Trailer)

April 22nd - via:
THE CHAIR is an upcoming horror/thriller film based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name. (Read More)

Eric Roberts and Bill Oberst join film adaptation of The Chair

April 3rd - via:
Get your sitting pants on because you're about to take a seat! Bill Oberst, Jr., Eric Roberts, Derrick Damions, Jacob Banser, Naomi Grossman, Susan Eisenberg and Timothy Muskatell have all agreed to join THE CHAIR, an adaptation of the Alterna Comic book from director Chad Ferrin. (Read More)

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