Outtake Reel

Imagine being on set with your favorite movie director, and being able to document the process for posterity purposes, and just for fun!  You would get to see a glimpse of movie magic and how things come together.  You could see actors get into character, the film crew setting up for all the important shots, and the director freaking out because no one takes things as serious as he does.  But what if things got a little too serious.  What if something which should be enjoyable and rewarding turned deadly!  What would you do as the documentarian… would you get involved or walk away?

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Phenomena aka Creepers

I’m always interested to see where people got there start in movies. Take Billy Bob Thorton for instance.  One of his first was a terrible flick called Chopper Chicks in Zombietown.  Most people in fact start with something bad, or just small, like Robert Patrick in Equalizer 2000.  They work with other little known people.  But Jennifer Connelly had a much different beginning.  Her first big break was working with two horror legends, Donald Pleasence and Dario Argento.  We all know Pleasence from the Halloween series and other John Carpenter movies.  Argento isn’t well known in the US, but in Europe he’s a household name in terror.  He took a big chance with a young Connelly in the fright fest Phenomena, which was later released in the States as Creepers.

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