Thursday, November 6, 2008
What if a message popped up on your computer telling you that if you didn't send that message to five people within a five minute period, you would die? Well, you've probably gotten emails like that before and thought nothing of them. But what if after the five minutes, a mysterious figure actually appeared in your room and killed you!
Ok, so it would never happen (although it'd be kinda cool...we need a little thinning out of the population!) and it's really not a new concept in any stretch, but Tom Holland, the man who brought us Fright Night and Child's Play, has just kicked off his new webseries 5 or Die and the pilot episode just landed on the net today. Holland also directed Thinner and The Langoliers, by the way.
If ya got 15 minutes with nothing better to do, check it out :
To be honest, this looks more like something a no budget student filmmaker who just bought a 50% off cheesy Halloween mask and thinks it's gonna be his ticket to stardom would make as opposed to an established one whos already got a few classics under his belt, but if all the series provides is brutal killings of bad actors, who can complain!? It was kinda fun to watch, I guess!
If ya have any love in your heart for Holland's older films (who doesn't!), support this one and keep on watching the new webisodes as they come. They will begin showing on Strike TV real soon and whenever a new one pops up, i'll make a post letting ya know. Now show this video to five people or you'll die!!! TIMES RUNNING OUT!!! AHHH!!!!!