Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Lunchbreak Horror: VICKI
If you've found yourself lying awake deep into the wee hours of night, tossing and turning before kicking up the covers and pacing the floors of your bedroom, wearing grooves in the hardwood floor as you chain-smoke one unfiltered Pall Mall after another asking yourself "WHEN, OH WHEN IS MIKE GOING TO POST ANOTHER LUNCHBREAK HORROR SHORT?" then you have my deepest apologies. Consider the gap in posts my going away to summer camp in order to learn archery, make beaded wallets during crafts and earn my Tadpole Badge in swimming. Meanwhile I've left you, my dear reader (is it too much to hope for plural?) staring at your monitor, furtively banging away at the F5 key with diminishing hopes of a fifteen minute respite from spread sheets and TPS reports in a windowless cubicle in the middle of an office where the air conditioning went on the fritz during the worst heatwave in ten years. Meanwhile you're pretty sure the fat temp worker at the ham and cheese Hot Pockets you left in the community fridge because you failed to label themas your property. All I can do is promise that it won't happen again and leave you with the best lunch break horror short we've posted to date.
Why You Should Watch VICKI
With his previous effort THE LIVING WANT ME DEAD Bill Palmer gave audiences the biggest belly full of laughs they could ever hope to find in a short horror flick. Whether it's an overweight mailman blinded by rage getting poleaxed by a bus or the sight of a hobo giving solid financial advice or death by cat-in-a-sack, it a laugh riot through and through.
For his follow up, Palmer teams up once again with DEAD's lead Adam Conger for a fifteen minute spoof on John Carpenter's slice of 80's cheese Christine. Paying homage to the master while at the same time skewering 80's horror, fashion and pop culture, it's a more than worthy follow up that's every bit as funny. For those of a certain age, some of the references are sure to make you bury your head in your hands with embarrassment thinking back to a day where you though Ray Bans was a solid fashion choice. For you youngsters, the film is a nice little history lesson about the days when cocaine was in abundant supply and Huey Lewis was cool.