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.