A young man goes to a job interview at a TV studio, only to be greeted by two murderous videotape reels with a life of their own.


(as S S Wilson)


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John Goodwin ...


A young man at the University of Southern California, called only Mr. Aaines, goes to a job interview at a television studio, where he is told over that phone that he seems like a fine candidate for taking over the management. Unfortunately, when he gets to the "studio" (more like a castle fit for a deranged scientist), all he finds are two mysterious videotape reels who seem to have a life of their own, and a hunger for human flesh. Written by Arlo J. Wiley

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Short | Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi





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1975 (USA)  »

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This film is included in the "Bonus Materials" section of the DVD release of director 'S.S. Wilson (I)''s Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004). See more »

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Wow, I remember this HBO short.
16 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Not much you can really say about this HBO short film other than it was short and rather effective as it had that 1970's horror vibe to it. You can read what it is basically about in the summary and yes that as they say sums it up nicely. The only thing I can really add is to say as a kid this one creeped me out a bit even though there was a light heartiness about it in certain areas. The end though is not light hearted as there is a struggle that is rather disturbing. Thankfully there are no more reel to reels eh? All in all though it is a fairly good effort, it makes one pine for the days they showed shorts on HBO and shorts were not simply crappy movies done on a video camera and posted on youtube.

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