Saturday, December 22, 2012

Carrion Christmas


In 1992 several members of the University of Alberta Star Trek Club gathered at Susan Neumann's place to celebrate Christmas. Jeff, Susan, Ron and I concocted a plan to start filming a horror movie and then turn late arrival Doug into our victim by ambushing him once he finally showed up. I titled the film "Carrion Christmas" as an allusion to the popular British Carry On... films.

The film took only a couple of hours to shoot, with a budget of zero dollars thanks to the loan of Susan's home and stuff as our location and props, respectively. Originally edited on VHS, I've left pretty much everything alone, using modern software only to add the title at the beginning and my director credit at the end.

3 comments:

"Suddenly Jeff" said...

Wasn't, ahhhhh...

Wasn't there... am I ever glad you are running out of these films to post. I'll try again:

Wasn't there another ending? The "Doug Steak" ending up in the freezer with the "Chuck Roast", "Fred Chops", etc.? I remember over the years eating the prop meat.

Earl J. Woods said...

Hmmm. I didn't see any other cuts of meat in the longer footage, but it's possible I missed it.

Earl J. Woods said...

Also: I still have several more Paranoid Productions to post. I'm thinking My Love is a Red, Red Spy should be next. It was certainly the best one we ever shot.