AM1200 (2008 short)

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Summary

"Get ready for the live feed." Haunted by recent events and on the run, a man finds himself the unwitting pawn of a possessed evangelical radio station and like his unfortunate predecessor must ask himself whether it is better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.


Details

  • Release Date: 2008
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, short
  • Setting: Modern Dreamlands
  • Runtime: 39 min
  • Starring: Eric Lange, John Billingsley, Ray Wise
  • Director: David Prior
  • Writer: David Prior
  • Producer/Production Co: Dreamlogic Pictures
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (perhaps equivalent to a PG or a PG-13 for Violence and Profanity?)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)

Not exactly a "Lovecraftian" film in the sense of being based on any of Lovecraft's work or containing references to his creations, though some viewers may find the location and feverish, surreal atmosphere suggestive of Lovecraft's work (an "Eldritch Location" film). Mysterious broadcasts, a gloomy ending, and a freakish and surreal tentacle-monster at the bottom of an inexplicable well might also suggest some Lovecraftian elements.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Brian M. Sammons at Innsmouth Free Press, (link) - "...An amazing little gem of a movie... quick but, at the same time moody and atmospheric, joy ride of horror that doesn’t overstay its welcome. There are direct correlations at the end to the cold, cosmic dread of H.P. Lovecraft. So, yes, it is Lovecraftian and fans of the man from Providence should seek this one out at once to see an example of new Mythos horror done right...."


Synopsis

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Haunted by recent events and on the run, a man finds himself the unwitting pawn of a possessed evangelical radio station and like his unfortunate predecessor must ask himself whether it is better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.


Notes

Comments, Trivia, Dedication

Associated Mythos Elements


Keeper Notes

  • The investigators' attention is drawn by a mysterious evangelical radio station with a strange and reality-altering message, run by Deadite staff....