Old short film where a guy gets attacked by film/tape

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  1. MScrip

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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.
     
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    it scarred you for life, didn't it? I bet you'd piss yourself before setting foot in a Blockbuster.

    :D
     
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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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    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.
     
  6. MScrip

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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!
     
  7. 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.
     
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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.
     
  9. MScrip

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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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    Great short film! Princess Leia with those cinnamon buns stuck to her head = :)
     
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    haha....yeah i was thinking...who da f* has tremors 4
     
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    Same kind of person who has Killer Condom, Meet the Feebles, Death Race 2000, Bad Taste, Orgazmo, Shaolin Soccer, and Ricki Oh :p
    And yes, I actually like the series.
     
  14. MScrip

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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?
     
  17. MScrip

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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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    Rip and upload!! RIP AND UPLOAD!!!
     
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    hey death race is an awesome movie
     
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    No prob, glad I could help.
     
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    Errrrrrrrrrrrr...ok?