Today's Leap Day – the one holiday that doesn't have a horror movie devoted to it. To correct that situation, we've asked each and every FEARnet employee to submit a pitch for a FEARnet film they would make that's based on, inspired by, or entitled 'Leap Year'. Our next proposal comes from Benjamin Koppin and Kyle Van Vonderen. Check it out below.
1920's, the backwoods of Wisconsin – a cesspool of disease, corruption, gangsters and harlots, all fueled by the riches of producing illegal moonshine. Two brothers grow up in a broken household, the sons of a disgraced evangelical and reformed prostitute. One day while brewing a batch of their famous liquor, a group of kids from the nearby town stumble upon their shed and wind up killing the brothers while trying to steal their moonshine.
Present day, the backwoods of Wisconsin; a group of teenagers plan a winter getaway on February 29th. They bring with them the vices of sin – alcohol, tobacco, condoms, all to fill their debased needs. On the way to their campsite, these lustful young adults stumble upon an abandoned shack that they decide to stay at for the night. The snow is melting, and they party in the backyard – on the site of the dead brothers' graves.
The teens go inside and appease the evil one by creating the beast with two backs. The spilled alcohol seeps into the ground and awakens the corpses of the dead brothers. What transpires is a gruesome tale of revenge as the dead brothers leap out of the darkness and force the teens to "pay for yer' sins!"