Friday, October 26, 2007
31 Days of Halloween - Day 26 - Movie 3
Another short film is "Flip" (2004) the highly entertaining brainchild of fellow Halloween count down poster, and all around Secret fun guy, Kirk Demarais. Flip is a young boy who receives a dollar from his grandmother for his birthday with the advice to "spend it wisely." After ruminating on a couple of options found in comic book ads, Flip decides on a life-size Frankenstein monster that he can control. Envisioning a huge green monster in a fur vest with superpowers, Flip sends off his dollar, only to be rewarded with a valuable lesson in the difference between ad hyperbole and reality.
For anyone who was akid during the 1960s-early 1970s, this film will resonate with a lot of familiarity. The production design and music are spot on in evoking the period shown in the film. Everything else about it is terrific as well, from the 50s horror movie created just for this movie to the commentary on nostalgia and ebay.
This is one of those movies I end up recommending every chance I get. Aside from the short film, the DVD also includes two "Flip" cartoons, and a huge batch of extras including one of the best "making of" features out there. You can buy your own copy of "Flip," for less than ten bucks even, here. Make sure you tell 'em who sent you.