Spike Lee raises $1.3 million on Kickstarter for his vampire movie.

“The Newest Hottest Joint by Spike Lee” has raised $1.3 million via crowd sourcing website Kickstarter — giving a new meaning to the words “joint,” “hottest” and possibly “Spike.” The Spike Lee Kickstarter campaign reached its goal Friday– and only took about a week to get there. The page will still be open to donations for another five days.

Afterwards, the “Do the Right Thing” director made a video addressing and thanking all his fans for the support. “We’ve been doin’ this motherfu**er since nineteen-eighty-moterhfu**in’-six, and we will continue to make our films,” Lee remarked intelligently.

“I’m an Indie Filmmaker and I will always be an Indie Filmmaker,” Lee stated to nay-sayers asking why he — a well known director — is using a grassroots platform like Kickstarter to fund his 19th film. “Indie Filmmakers are always in search of financing because their work, their vision sometimes does not coincide with Studio Pictures.”

The proposed film is about “human beings who are addicted to blood.” The page also hilariously assures it is “not a remake of ‘Blacula.'” Now that’s a Kickstarter I could get behind!

Gifts for high donors in the Spike Lee Kickstarter included crazy shit like a Michael Jackson “Bad” Blu-ray signed by Spike. Really.


began his writing career at the tender age of 17, finding publication on the geek humor website the-iss.com. He moved on to writing film, comic book, and music reviews for his collegiate newspaper, where he is now a contributing sports columnist. He is also a media and culture examiner on examiner.com

  • Diana Price

    Spike Lee making a vampire movie… that’s something to wrap your mind around!

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