While my favorite film of the so-called Cave of Trouble period remains Spontaneous Combustion1, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra2 was always my friends’ favorite. Shot a couple years before the launch of Protozoic, the film was never officially put on the site3.
In hopes that people will surf in and watch the movie, or any of the movies on this site for that matter, I’ve drafted some comments below to try and drum up some hits.
The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra remains the hardest hitting documentary and DOCUMENT EVER in the HISTORY OF MAN to deal with the blood sucking DEMON known as the chupacabra. Often derided as a spoof and inept Blair Witch, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra is a new level of FEAR, TERROR and BLOOD SUCKING GOATs. Shot on location in Salisbury, Maryland, home of FRANK PERDUE, whether you are a hardcore cryptologist, lonely housewife, Japanese exchange student, or the Surf Punks’ # 1 fan, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra is mandatory viewing.
At some point I plan to repost Spontaneous Combustion because it was never posted to our Podcast. ↩
This appears to have been the full title of the film. For whatever reason, I always thought the film’s title was Search for the Chupacabra, but it appears that it was not. ↩
Initially, the film may have been intended to go on the Cave of Trouble website, as at the end of the movie the Cave of Trouble site is advertised. By 2003 however, the Cave of Trouble site, like Chook Industries, was no longer maintained and the video was never made available on either of these two aforementioned sites. ↩
The forest is a big spooky place.
The Rent is Due is another short melodica number. Like last week’s video, it features fish again.
Last night Megan and I watched the Director’s Cut of THX 1138. For the THX 1138 Director’s Cut, Lucas rather cleverly added CG monkeys. Inspired by Lucas’s simian revisionism, I unearthed some footage from the ol’ treasure trove. I couldn’t do CG chimps, but I did do some melodica, gave the piece a title, and tried to brighten up the footage a little bit. The original was shot on Super 8 and transferred to a now decaying VHS tape. Maybe one day I’ll find the actual Super 8 footage and recopy it. No plot spoilers for the bridge. Just watch it raw and unaware, and think what I’ll be able to achieve with some CG meteors.
It is now pushing 2 a.m., and I have to help Tim move tomorrow. For the past hour I’ve been dealing with an issue with Compressor. The problem is finally fixed, and Kettle Kittens II has been exported.
With the exception of the lead instrument, me on melodica, the song was made from stock sounds in Soundtrack Pro.
I would also note that the strobe is not an FCP effect, but a crank emergency flashlight I have.
Kettle brew those kittens.