For the past several years, one of the big staples of my Halloween season is the short film Adam Green's company Ariescope Pictures puts out each year. The idea is to create a short film centered around the holiday, with a single night's shooting time and as low of a budget as is humanly possible, which they actually started doing back in 1998. You can check out all their past shorts, including the fan favorite Jack Chop and one of my personal favorites, The Tiffany Problem, over at ARIESCOPE.COM!
Though the 2012 Ariescope Halloween short wasn't supposed to hit the net until sometime later in the day today (today being Monday, even though Blogger insists on still calling it Sunday), it was just unveiled early on the Holliston Facebook page a couple minutes ago, which I would've totally missed had I not been compelled to get out of bed and spend some time on the net before attempting to fall back asleep. I suppose I was compelled for a reason!
This year's short acts as a faux never before seen deleted scene from the original Halloween, which explains something fans have joked about for years; how the hell did Michael learn how to drive, when he had been locked up in a sanitarium since he was a small child?!
Coolest of all, the short features Kane Hodder as Michael Myers, which now gives him the distinct honor of having played Jason, Freddy, Leatherface AND Myers!
Sit back, relax and enjoy 'Driving Lessons', the 2012 Ariescope Halloween short!!