Thursday, October 21, 2010
Countdown To Halloween Day 21
I was going to do this... thing... whereby if you e-mailed me your mailing address I would send you a way cool Halloween card and maybe, possibly, some kind of (cheap & tawdry) bonus goodie. Sadly, I am neither organized enough nor energetic enough to put that plan into motion. Y'all will have to settle for...
(it's graphic-intense, takes a while to load, and requires a bit of patience on your part, but stick with it; it's just as cute as it can be)
I linked to this last year, but guess what? I'm doing it again! I mean, what's Halloween without a low budget horror film (and when I say "low," I mean low, as in whatever pocket change could be scraped together at the time)?
Way, way back in the '70s my friend and fellow Monster Kid JSaM nabbed a Kodak Super 8 camera, cobbled together a script (mostly in his head), and convinced a small group of us we needed to make movies. We didn't know it at the time, but this was not an uncommon occurrence in those pre-Web, pre-video game, pre-cable, pre-DVD days (see Monster Kid Home Movies). What follows is our best effort and it's even a little atmospheric and moody. JSaM said,
"The last in the Moriser series (so far). This short ended up as my senior Drama project and Roanoke College has a copy of it! (1974-1976). It ended up being a sort of rural 20th century Americana (unintentionally)."
By the way, I'm the gravedigger and the guy in the living corpse make-up, which took an ungodly amount of time to apply and wound up being fairly painful. Gave me a feel for what all those actors in the Universal monster films of the '30s and '40s went through.
There were earlier efforts--if you're interested you can see them here--or, if you want to see what a goofball I was, check out the pics here.
Ten days, people! Just ten more days!