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Traumafession:: Christopher W. on HBO & Flesh Eating Film Reels

April 29th, 2013 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Back in the shrouded past, before the formulas of TV were set, HBO had Short Cuts. It was a short film series acting as interstitial material between the movies. Amongst the shorts was one of the earliest sources of my nighmare fuel…Flesh Eating Film Reels!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TaylorNo Gravatar // Apr 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    S. S. Wilson went on to co-create Short Circuit and Tremors. You can kind of see things like those coming from the mind that created this short.

  • 2 popcornmonsterNo Gravatar // Apr 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

    This sounds familiar. Wasn’t this the subject of a Name That Trauma?

  • 3 DustinNo Gravatar // May 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Wow, I remember this one! I first saw this when I was around 12 years old, and it was only within the last 5 years or so I found out the title.

    I found this more amusing than scary, but with every “Short Take” on late night HBO, I hoped it would be this one, or “Hardware Wars” or “Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind”.

    As a heads up, it is my understanding that if you want this on DVD, it’s available as a special feature on the Tremors 4 DVD.

    Or you could just, you know, watch it on YouTube.

    Thanks for the memory!

  • 4 FilmFatherNo Gravatar // May 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Pretty cool that the “rerecording” was done by the now-legendary sound effects creator Ben Burtt! (Body Snatchers ’78, E.T., Star Wars, WALL-E)

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