Greetings my Little Monsters. I’m here right now to inform you all that the clock is winding down on Emanuele Mengotti’s campaign at Indiegogo, to fund his beautifully macabre film, set on the legendary Venetian island of Poveglia, The Plague Doctor. There are currently only four days remaining to contribute and help the producers reach their $25,000 goal so they may bring this nightmarish vision to life.
The filmmaker’s synopsis of The Plague Doctor describes the film as, “The story of Mattia, a talented young doctor, takes place in Venice. He is summoned to care for an old writer, Riccardo, by his niece, Valentina. Before reaching Riccardo’s dwelling, Mattia passes by Poveglia, an ancient island in the Venetian Lagoon where several events related to the history and culture of the “Serenissima” took place. Once a quarantine site and then a mental hospital, the island is deeply engrained with dark legends of plague and madness. In Poveglia, the young doctor faces, for the first time, oddities which will pursue him through his journey. Once in Riccardo’s manor, his visions worsen. Venice and Poveglia’s past will combine with the present, as will the old writer and the doctor. As Mattia has no choice but to trust the otherworldly Valentina, he finds himself on the edge of sanity, with nothing but uncertainty. Mattia witnesses this blurring of past and present, reality and fantasy, fighting for his life.“
Still need some convincing that this project is worthy of your donation? Then please feast your eyes on the morbidly beautiful teaser trailer below.
If you like what you’ve seen thus far, please visit The Plague Doctor Indiegogo page and make a contribution to their effort to make this film a reality. The minimum contribution is only $10 my Little Mobsters, and I’m certain they would be eternally grateful even for that, especially if it helps hem attain their goal. So if you wish, give what you are able for the sake of indie horror.