6 user 1 critic

Recorded Live (1975)

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.


S.S. Wilson (as S S Wilson)


John Goodwin
1 win. See more awards »




Credited cast:
John Goodwin John Goodwin ... Mr. Aaines


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brings back great memories
4 December 2006 | by baconbitSee all my reviews

Ahhh, the good old days of HBO when they only showed movies, and therefore had lots of time to fill to get to the next half hour before the next one would start. The days of HBO's Video Jukebox, Braingames, and Short Takes. I never thought I would see this short film again until I read in a magazine that it was included on the Tremors 4 DVD. So I immediately went out and bought the DVD just for this movie. (I am a huge Tremors fan, but not so much the last two.) I was not disappoint. Definitely brings me back to the day of hanging out at my friends house watching Flash Gordon at 9:00 AM, and then again at 2:00 PM and again at 8:00 PM with Recorded Live thrown in afterwards. Then waiting 2-3 days until Flash Gordon came back on to watch it again.

I wish HBO would bring back Short Takes to some degree. But I guess there is more money in running promos for upcoming movies. (Hey, HBO..we already are paying for HBO! You don't need to sell us on the channel!) Maybe they should put it on Cinemax since they boast that it is nothing but movies. Whatever channel it may be, even IFC, some station should bring this back, with both old and new short films. Most may be terrible, but some will be memorable, like this.

(Granted, this movie is not all that spectacular. Mostly a parody of The Blob. But anyone in their mid 30s or older who had HBO or knew someone that did will love it.)

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed