Director Andrew Horn has turned to the public to raise the $150,000 needed to complete his documentary on Twisted Sister. Titled We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!, it tells the story of the band's 10 years playing in bars prior to their breakout in 1983.

Horn says, “I first met Twisted Sister when I interviewed lead singer Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French while researching my previous film, The Nomi Song, which was about the new wave scene in New York in the mid-'70s and '80s... Jay Jay and I spent an afternoon with him filling my head with stories about Twisted’s own wild shows in the bars. Jay Jay’s description of what he called ‘bar band shtick’ – i.e. the various ploys they used to engage their crowd in the bars -- sounded to me like its own kind of performance art, just for a whole other type of crowd. This sounded interesting and the more I followed up on it the more I realized there was a real story there. And it became much bigger than I ever imagined.”

If you want to help Horn with his film, you can make a pledge by logging onto You can follow the progress of the film at Horn has raised around $10,000 with $140,000 to go.