Kickstarter launched for upcoming documentary about Horror and Mental Health

Jonathan Barkan is currently creating and directing a documentary about the positive effects horror can have on mental health.

The upcoming documentary will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has improved through their viewing of all things horror.

Today the projects Kickstarter has officially launched coinciding with the projects first newsletter.


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Upcoming Mental Health and Horror documentary announces new interviewees

Jonathan Barkan is currently creating and directing a documentary about the positive effects horror can have on mental health.

The upcoming documentary will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has improved through their viewing of all things horror.

A director’s statement for Mental Health and Horror: A Documentary has been released. The video features original music by legendary horror composer Simon Boswell (Hardware, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions), who has also been announced as an interviewee.


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Jonathan Barkan directing documentary about Horror and Mental Health

Jonathan Barkan is currently creating and directing a documentary about the positive effects horror can have on mental health.

The upcoming documentary will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has improved through their viewing of all things horror.


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Review: Clapboard Jungle (FrightFest 2020)

Clapboard Jungle is a new documentary about the life and struggles of today’s indie film-makers, told by & from the perspective of film-maker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger) as we follow his personal film journey and struggles as well as a series of insighful ‘talking heads’ from a variety industry figures including Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter & Lloyd Kaufmann. Continue reading