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Old 07-12-2004, 02:23 AM   #1
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Default Old short film where a guy gets attacked by film/tape

This may sound strange... but when I was a kid, I remember seeing a short film on HBO or something. It's about a guy who's alone in an office, and film or videotape comes to life, and crawls across the floor. The whole thing was shot in stop-frame animation... so it looked all jerky. The clip was only about 3 minutes long.

The man hides in a closet, but huge piles of the tape crawl up the door, and finally sneaks its way into the closet. The man discovers that magnets will repel the evil film/tape... but he's overpowered by it. The filmclip ends with the guy being eaten by the pile of film/tape, and it crawls away.

I remember seeing this clip a few times about 20 years ago. I have always remembered this, but I wish I could see it again!

Has anyone ever seen this clip? I think it was on HBO, and it was a short film used as filler between movies. It was very impressive, as a 3 minute film made with stop-frame animation takes forever to make. I was a child and was scared to death of it. I wish I could see it again, since it's intrigued me ever since I was a child.
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:26 AM   #2
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it scarred you for life, didn't it? I bet you'd piss yourself before setting foot in a Blockbuster.

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Old 07-12-2004, 02:40 AM   #4
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I have that somewhere! I just saw it as an extra on one of my DVDs... I'll have to look through my collection and try and pull it up tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:47 AM   #5
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This may sound strange... but when I was a kid, I remember seeing a short film on HBO or something. It's about a guy who's alone in an office, and film or videotape comes to life, and crawls across the floor. The whole thing was shot in stop-frame animation... so it looked all jerky. The clip was only about 3 minutes long.

The man hides in a closet, but huge piles of the tape crawl up the door, and finally sneaks its way into the closet. The man discovers that magnets will repel the evil film/tape... but he's overpowered by it. The filmclip ends with the guy being eaten by the pile of film/tape, and it crawls away.

I remember seeing this clip a few times about 20 years ago. I have always remembered this, but I wish I could see it again!

Has anyone ever seen this clip? I think it was on HBO, and it was a short film used as filler between movies. It was very impressive, as a 3 minute film made with stop-frame animation takes forever to make. I was a child and was scared to death of it. I wish I could see it again, since it's intrigued me ever since I was a child.
I saw that back in 1983 on payTV. I thought it was cool.

I also liked the short "Closet Cases of The Nerd Kind".

Also HardWare Wars. That was just awesome.
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:48 AM   #6
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Are you serious? Holy cow, I hope you have that!

If you find it, please tell me that name of it, or the DVD it's on... I gotta have it!

Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2004, 03:22 AM   #7
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HA! I found it! Took me a little looking, but I got it.

The clip you want is actually an award winning student film by director S.S. Wilson called Recorded Live. Running time is around 8 min.

It's available as an extra on the Tremors 4 DVD.
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Old 07-12-2004, 03:35 AM   #8
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A movie that scarred me was some movie where a friking monster kidnapped a girl and her brother watched or something like that. (monster as in evil goblin creature) I was so fruiking scarred.
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:44 PM   #9
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Thank you Wuffsunie,

I'm gonna go rent Tremors 4 right now... or buy it if I can't rent it!

Thanks!
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Lol. I don't know which is more suprising, that you actually found the clip, or that someone owns the Tremors 4 dvd.
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:00 PM   #11
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Also HardWare Wars. That was just awesome.
Great short film! Princess Leia with those cinnamon buns stuck to her head =
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:22 PM   #12
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Lol. I don't know which is more suprising, that you actually found the clip, or that someone owns the Tremors 4 dvd.
haha....yeah i was thinking...who da f* has tremors 4
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:16 PM   #13
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Lol. I don't know which is more suprising, that you actually found the clip, or that someone owns the Tremors 4 dvd.
haha....yeah i was thinking...who da f* has tremors 4
Same kind of person who has Killer Condom, Meet the Feebles, Death Race 2000, Bad Taste, Orgazmo, Shaolin Soccer, and Ricki Oh
And yes, I actually like the series.
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:30 PM   #14
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Damn... my local Blockbuster only has one copy of Tremors 4 on DVD... and it's gone at the moment! Luckily it's due back today!
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I'd say probably at least once a day.

It's normal though. It very, very, very rarely gets heated or anything. There's nothing wrong with a disagreement; we're 2 individuals, what do you expect?
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:02 AM   #17
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Yippee!!!

I finally got to see "Recorded Live" by SS Wilson. I've been waiting 20 years to see this clip! It's almost exactly the way I remembered it as a kid.

Thanks again Wuffsunie
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HA! I found it! Took me a little looking, but I got it.

The clip you want is actually an award winning student film by director S.S. Wilson called Recorded Live. Running time is around 8 min.

It's available as an extra on the Tremors 4 DVD.
Rip and upload!! RIP AND UPLOAD!!!
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Lol. I don't know which is more suprising, that you actually found the clip, or that someone owns the Tremors 4 dvd.
haha....yeah i was thinking...who da f* has tremors 4
Same kind of person who has Killer Condom, Meet the Feebles, Death Race 2000, Bad Taste, Orgazmo, Shaolin Soccer, and Ricki Oh
And yes, I actually like the series.
hey death race is an awesome movie
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Yippee!!!

I finally got to see "Recorded Live" by SS Wilson. I've been waiting 20 years to see this clip! It's almost exactly the way I remembered it as a kid.

Thanks again Wuffsunie
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I'd say probably at least once a day.

It's normal though. It very, very, very rarely gets heated or anything. There's nothing wrong with a disagreement; we're 2 individuals, what do you expect?
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