MTV2 will offer indie horror flick, if fans “Demand” it

By Sean O’Connell MTV 2 will get into the indie horror distribution business … but only if enough fans vote to say it’s OK.

The music-television network has said it will air “Savage County,” a horror film from up-and-coming director David Harris, if 100,000 people log on to this page and vote that they want to see it.

What sounds like hit-whoring could also be an intriguing method of film distribution. You can watch the “Savage County” trailer on MTV’s page and decide if this is something you’d like to see.

The plot, according to a release, involves a group of teens who attempt a ring-and-run prank, only to find themselves the target of a family of bloodthirsty killers. So it’s like “Jackass” with consequences. It has the hand-held video of a “Blair Witch” picture, and the slasher styles of a Michael Bay-produced horror remake.

When we clicked the “Demand It” button, “Savage County” had 216 votes on the counter. So if you are interested, click over, watch the trailer, and vote.

We’re a long way away from 100,000, but this method might be the future if enough cyber-savvy teens catch on. Imagine if Paramount set up a “Demand It” page for “Anchorman 2” to see if fans really wanted to see a sequel. How quickly do you think they’d get to 10,000? 100,000? 1 million?

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