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

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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Taylor (@joshacid37)
8 years ago

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.

popcornmonster (@popcornmonster)
8 years ago

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

Dustin (@dustin)
8 years ago

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!

FilmFather (@ezwriter68)
8 years ago

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)