Alterna Comics Horror Film The Chair Available For Pre-Order On Kickstarter

by Brendan M. Allen

Based on the 2008 graphic novel by Peter Simeti and Kevin Christensen, The Chair was turned into a feature film in 2015 and enjoyed a limited theatrical release in 2016. The film has been touring conventions and film festivals since.

Now the film is coming to blu-ray & DVD this October and a Kickstarter has been launched to not only provide backers with some exclusives, but to also raise funds to format the film for digital releases through iTunes and Google Play with eventual stretch goals in mind for Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more.

Peter Simeti, the creator of The Chair, had this to say about the film’s return to Kickstarter,

The film adaptation of THE CHAIR started its life on Kickstarter and I think it’s fitting to have one last hurrah on there. We’ve grown a lot since our previous two campaigns and I hope that this run will be able to provide something for new backers as well as for our past backers that have supported this project from the beginning.

The Chair is an intense horror/thriller that takes place on death row and boasts a surprisingly deep cast that includes the late Roddy Piper (WWE/WWF, They Live) in his last feature film role, Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Dead Girl), and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes).

The Kickstarter offers various rewards, including original artwork; signed memorabilia; Alterna Comics graphic novels and single issues; and the most unique exclusive of them all: a fabric swatch of wardrobe worn by an actor during filming. The swatch is included with each copy of the blu-ray & DVD combo and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that is also signed and verified by Simeti. The Kickstarter is the only place where this item will be available.

To learn more about the Kickstarter and see a trailer for the film, visit:

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he mostly tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.