A man wakes up in the morning to discover he has a weird mark behind his neck; the number 665. He tries to find out what it means, discovers that his fathers number was 664 and he fears the worst for his child..
It's early on a June morning, and radio station KCEH, which seems to play little else besides "The Macarena," says the day is already a scorcher and traffic is Hell. The radio wakes Nathan, asleep next to his wife. He checks his son, sleeping in a crib, and then he begins his toilet. He's freaked out to discover that numbers are carved into his head, near his right ear. The numbers 665. His wife wants to stay asleep, so he calls his mother for advice. She casually drops a bomb, and lots of things begin to dawn on Nathan. Where is he? Who is he? Why is he here? His infant son helps him figure it out. Written by
In the first part of the end credits, Satan's cloven hand changes the names with marker so that they have a more "Hellish" feel, such as changing "Matt Frewer" to "Batt Frewer" (with an appropriate bat prop hanging down), "Brett Sullivan" to "Brett Skullivan", "Paula Devonshire" to "Paula Devilshire", "John Holosko" to "John Hellosko", and "Paul Ackerley" to Paul Heckerley". See more »
My hands-down single favourite short-film of all time
The very first time I caught this film (on Space)I knew I wanted a copy so I could watch it over and over and share it with friends and family. I was able to record it on video (between showings of the two American Werewolf movies), but not exactly convenient. Since then, I've been looking for a copy online and it took me more than 5 years - partly due to not knowing the exact title. Ha. 6ix is a brilliantly written and executed film, that also has great acting - and not just because Frewer plays all the parts, which is an achievement by itself. Never has so short a film provided so many great lines with such simple precision. It takes a lot of viewings before you get everything out of it and it still requires one to pause the film in order to quit laughing so you don't miss anything. And the details! The stuff in the background alone is enough to impress, and the bit with credits and the radio over-track are icing on the cake. I wish I could write half as well.
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