Actually, I can’t think of another film that does that.
VICKI pays homage to the awesome, over-the-top horror films from the 80s while channeling the mojo from Stephen King’s Christine, which was directed by none other than 80’s writer/director icon – John Carpenter. A somewhat similar movie from that time was The Wraith, which was nowhere near as awesome as Christine (cough, cough… Dodge commercial… cough, cough), it was still fun.
Bill Palmer’s VICKI is not only a nostalgic trip, it’s damn fine filmmaking from a writer/producer/director who was working with limited funds.
Please note, this is a very R-rated short movie.
Here’s the official description:
She runs hot. She moves fast. She’s one hell of a ride.
VICKI is a loving, somewhat subtly comedic homage to John Carpenter’s truly underrated CHRISTINE, adapted from the novel by Stephen King. It’s also a tribute to 80 s horror in general, with very controlled compositions, non-choppy edits, a natural lighting style (like the master, Dean Cundy), and a killer synth soundtrack by Umberto and Time Fighter. It’s also NSFW due to language and some gooey red stuff.
VICKI directed by Bill Palmer was well received in the 2012 Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The audience loved the homage to John Carpenter’s CHRISTINE. Those that are a teen-product of the ’80s will love the nostalgia in this tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy short. VICKI really is a fun ride. Her 14 minute run-time purrs along in 80’s perfection.” – – from the YouTube description
A special shout-out to the folks at Ain’t it Cool News for bringing this gem to our attention.
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