There are low-budget films and there are low-low-budget films. And then there are low-low-low-budget films.
And then there's Octopoid Productions' Pickman's Song.
"We clocked the budget in at around a hundred dollars," says Octopoid co-founder Joshua Bentley of his East Moline company's 31-minute homage to a 1926 H.P. Lovecraft story. "A hundred dollars with plenty of guerrilla-film locations. You know, basically storming an old abandoned school in the middle of the night ... .
"The outside of the school," he quickly amends. "Not the inside. Nobody was inside any place they weren't supposed to be."