As a companion piece to the original 1977 version (vimeo.com/6825745) here's a higher quality/downloadable encode of the complete 1985 "Halloween Safety" Coronet Educational Film that I converted to digital from the original 16mm source and uploaded to YouTube a few years ago.
For context I'll just run with my original description, originally published on Scar Stuff (bit.ly/7ze6M). Enjoy!
Okay Educational Short Film Fans! Direct from 1985 I present "Halloween Safety [Second Edition]", yanked straight from the Centron/ Coronet film vaults. Produced 8 years after the original, this was also filmed in my hometown of Lawrence, KS and stocked with local acting talent & scenery.
Really more a complete reworking than a "second edition", the difference in both era and production aesthetics is apparent within the first few seconds of the film's un-spooling: check out that killer montage of awesome dime-store masks flying through the air! Yeah! This is immediately followed up by some great & simple shots of kids walking around in cheapo store-bought Ben Cooper & Topstone getups, which felt just perfect. I mean, maybe I'm just speaking for myself here, but despite the fact that on the real Halloween night in 1985 I was busily enjoying something billed as "The Scum Of The Earth Costume Party", seeing those kids parade about in their outfits more than managed to resurface plenty of decade-dormant memories. Sadly none of my childhood regional Midwestern candy faves show up during the treat sequences though -- where the hell are the Cherry Mashes & Valomilks? Ah well, I guess you can't have everything.
So anyway, settle back from the vantage point of 22 years worth of hindsight and help yourself to loads of quality advice on pumpkin carving, fire hazards, costume functionality, mask visibility, street crossing etiquette, vandalism & mayhem, treat tampering (bear in mind that this was only a few years after the 1982 Tylenol murders), and more -- all told against a sub-Michael Jackson soundtrack by an animated Jack-O-Lantern narrator!
Animated graduate film from D.L.I.A.D.T (2008) - A hollywood monster tries to prove hes still scary
After many years away from pictures, the Hall brothers reunite and present a short horror film that delivers a quality scare with cost-effective hardware (JVC Picsio). Turn off the lights... turn up the volume... and enjoy.
Canon Eos 5 MK2
Thank's to all these scary faces...
A Short Film by Sebastian Lopez
The Killing Joke is a 15 minute suspense/fiction short film about a mysterious woman that finds a red balloon tied up to a curious little box on an eery derelict street. Using classic elements of suspense and working within a seventies aesthetic, 'The Killing Joke' is an action packed film that pays homage to some of the horror movies from that era.
The piece was shot during four intense days of filming in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The micro budget production was shot using just two 7d canon cameras. The composition and CGI effects for 'The Killing Joke' required months of 'invisible' digital retouching to create the panoramic, yet claustrophobic atmosphere that pervades throughout the movie.
The Film editor was Sabrina Mottino.
Sebastián López wrote and directed the story, and was also responsible for all the impressive post and composition work.
Colin Devlin created the Original Soundtrack, working from his home studio in LA he collaborated on the project with Sebastian from it's inception, creating a wonderful striking symmetry between sound and image.This is the second collaboration for Sebastian and Colin, the first being an action packed trailer created for a fictitious movie called 'Vertical' that went viral on the net, creating a serious buzz for the young director.
Actors Gustavo Marzo and Clarisa Staracci Worked together to portray the intense characters seen on screen.
The Killing Joke was a work of entire dedication and effort.