June 13, 2024

Occam’s Razor – A Gothic Horror USC Thesis Film

Occam's Razor - USC Graduate Thesis FilmI wanted to pass along some information about a Kickstarter project that has recently kicked off. Occam’s Razor is a Gothic horror film.  It is at both a graduate USC thesis film as well as a proof of concept for a feature length version of the same story. The film tells the classic Gothic horror but gives it a unique twist by setting it in a conservative religious town in 19th century Pennsylvania. The film is to be directed by Alex Parslow, who co-wrote with Andre Kovalov. Alex is a USC School of Cinematic Arts MFA-candidate and Andre graduated from Cal State Northridge with a MA in screenwriting.

They have secured representation with Lee Stobby Entertainment and are already taking meetings on the development of Occam’s Razor, and are eager to develop a fully conceived version of the short.

About Occam’s Razor

Set in 1851, Occam’s Razor is about a post-mortem photographer who is called into a small community where dozens of children have mysteriously died. He soon realizes the spirits of the deceased are trying to communicate to him, leading him to uncover the town’s dark and twisted secret.

The film stars Beth Grant (The Mindy Project, Grey’s Anatomy, No Country For Old Men) and Carmen Argenziano (The Godfather Part II, Swordfish, Angels & Demons) and will be directed by Alex Parslow, who co-wrote with Andre Kovalov.

Check out their Kickstarter video below:

You can get involved with this project via their Kickerstarter page at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1235040624/occams-razor-a-usc-thesis-film

They’ve got some amazing perks for backers including digital copies of the film, special thanks credits on IMDB, tickets to the Los Angeles premier, movie props and much more!

Occam’s Razor Concept Art

Here are some sketches and concept art provided to us by director Alex Parslow who assures us they are making, “An atmospheric horror film in the vein of such movies as The Exorcist, Shutter Island and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”  Talk about something right in our wheelhouse!!!

You can learn more about Occam’s Razor at the following links:

Make sure to give them a like and tell em ScareTissue sent you!


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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