Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Chris R. Notarile's Fan Movies

I was wasting some time on Youtube a few months ago when I came across a short film called Escape From New Jersey made by a fan called Chris R. Notarile.  Now, as I'm a HUGE John Carpenter fan, and in particular a huge fan of both Escape From New York and Escape From LA, I just had to check it out, didn't I?  I wasn't expecting much from a fan made film paying homage to the Carpenter classics, I just assumed it would be some mindless fun (which it is), but it's much more than that.  It's a well made short that makes the most of its next to nothing budget.  Chris R. Notarile is a filmmaker I'd love to see make a feature.

Now don't go into this expecting a masterpiece.  It's low budget but that doesn't mean it's bad.  It's a fun homage to a classic movie, set after the events of Escape From New York.  Personally, that's a feature I'd watch as I believe Carpenter and Kurt need to make one more sequel and give us a trilogy.  You can tell Notarile really loves these movies and he's put a lot of effort into providing us with lighthearted entertainment.

Another great short by him is Krueger: A Tale From Elm Street.  It's a lot of fun, as are his other tribute shorts to other legendary horror icons, including my personal favorite - Maniac Cop.

I recommend you watch these and show support for an unknown with a lot of talent.  Each view is more recognition, and you'll have some laughs watching them.  I recommend you watch the shorts where Freddy is pursued by Pinhead who has recruited other horror icons to do his bidding.  I hope you enjoy them.  I just thought I'd share them and let you watch them for yourselves.


  1. I did watch his short 'Halloween Season' last month and enjoyed it. My review is on my blog; had a blast from the past when I saw an old classmate of mine in the lead female role, haha! Check it out!

  2. I watched that one too. I'll check out your review right now. I love what he's doing and I hope he goes far.

    1. thank you, just found this link now. im very flattered.

      thanks again


  3. Thanks for posting about the films. I had a blast working with Chris on both of them!

  4. It probably should not go without mention that Chris is trying to fund a few projects as well, and he can use investments and/or donations to the cause, as well as help getting the word out. He's got awesome things on the horizon, so if you want to see them happen, invest and spread the word. http://www.indiegogo.com/perfectmovie