Xbox Live Video Marketplace getting seven free short films this fall
Microsoft and a group of directors and producers have teamed up to offer the gaming public seven short films this fall. Featuring a mix of comedy and horror, these short films hope to entice audiences to try downloading and streaming videos via the Xbox Live Video Marketplace. Learn more after the jump!
A good film, courtesy of the Xbox Live Marketplace, is always a nice touch after a long stretch of gaming. A good FREE film, however, is priceless. That said, Microsoft and a group of directors and producers have teamed up to offer the gaming public seven short films this fall.
If you’re wondering who these directors are, we have an interesting list of horror-themed directors doing comedic films. There’s Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror), James Gunn (Slither), Marcus Nispel (Friday The 13th), James Wan (Saw), and David Slade (30 Days of Night). Also joining them is online director John Clisham.
As for the films, here’s the list as described by Microsoft. Expect more information to be revealed at this year’s Comic-Con International, when convention-goers are given a sneak peek at the films.
“Doggie Heaven (Woof!)”
The creative team behind the smash hit “Saw” films, James Wan (“Saw,” “Death Sentence”) and Leigh Whannell, tell the story of a young man who is having a dog of a day. He’s just been shot dead, but his real problems are only just beginning because of a clerical error that has sent him to the wrong heaven.
“The Miracle of Phil”
From director Andrew Douglas (“The Amityville Horror”), “The Miracle of Phil” shows that the best relationships are full of screaming, shouting and cursing, but when Phil gets knocked up, Chris is the one who feels screwed.
James Gunn (“Slither,” “Dawn of the Dead”) directs and stars in a sitcom about his human-chimp hybrid son, the Humanzee (played by Gunn’s brother, Sean Gunn, from “Gilmore Girls”). It’s a delightful mix of “South Park,” “Wonder Showzen” and “Small Wonder.”
“MEATDOG: What’s Fer’ Dinner”
Director David Slade (“30 Days of Night,” “Hard Candy”) presents MEATDOG, an animated mutt made up of cold cuts. MEATDOG is pitted against a church of evil occult pigs while being pursued by a carnivorous rabbit and a slobbering hound. It’s dogicide when everyone wants MEATDOG on their menu.
“Blue Like You”
From director Lucky McKee (“May,” “The Woods”), “Blue Like You” follows the antics of old friends Patrick and Cyndy as they get to know their mysterious and extraordinary new friend Blue, a beautiful young woman who doesn’t seem to understand how the simplest of things work.
Director Marcus Nispel (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Friday the 13th”) brings “ADRENALINE SLAM,” a high-octane hybrid of hidden camera reality and Hollywood fantasy that exposes ordinary people to extraordinary events.
“Assorted Nightmares: The Janitor”
From online director John Clisham and starring Jenna Dewan (“Step Up”), somewhere in the darkness just beyond “Tales From the Crypt” and a little south of “The Twilight Zone,” is “Assorted Nightmares,” a modern-day horror anthology show. The first episode pays homage to the 1980s horror-slasher genre, as things at school for Jennifer don’t turn out as expected
Via Shack News