Jack - Drew Daywalt

Saturday Frights: Jack

Hello, dear viewers. This last week the Retroist Vault suffered a rather debilitating issue with the central computer, something I’m sure that had to do with faulty vacuum tubes or some such claptrap. It even delayed the last Saturday Frights radio broadcast that Victor and I completed but am I assured you can tune into your favorite radio station and now hear our further discussions on 1985’s Fright Night.

That long-winded explanation is why I was rather relieved when Daniel XIII brought up this short film from the Retroist Vaults, he wasn’t sure how to catalog it since it is so short. The story barely clocks in at forty-five seconds but that doesn’t mean it won’t leave a shiver up your spine. Heh, heh.

I suppose the point of the mini-film is to figure out where a Jack-in-the-box has gone. I have invited Sage down to Auditorium 6 for a special showing. You know how he is with dolls and ventriloquist dummies, eh?

[Via] Drew Daywalt

(The Projectionist forgot to mention a few things…as usual. This short was created by Drew Daywalt back in 2010 for the Santa Barbara MINUTE Film Festival. He was tasked with creating a horror short that was 60 seconds or less but told an actual story.

My co-host…and friend…also forgot to mention that after inviting me to the screening of Jack, he locked the auditorium doors and played the short continuously for 2 hours. Sigh. – Vic)

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Frights: Jack

  1. Spottedfeather says:

    I don’t get it. A girl sitting in the dark, turning the handle of a jack in the box. That’s supposed to be scary ?

  2. Mr. Salvato is correct, Mr. Spottedfeather. That and the clown we briefly see behind the door with a meat cleaver is what most souls would consider a frightening prospect. Unless of course that was a common occurrence in your childhood, then that might not be considered a creepy situation.

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