Monday, October 25, 2010

The United Monster Talent Agency

The premise is every film buff's dream come true: what if fantastical cinema sights were, in fact, real? More specifically, what if the classic Universal Monsters -- Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Creature of the Black Lagoon -- weren't all makeup and special effects but real, live, actual creatures trying to make it in Hollywood? Well, first of all, they're going to need a (brave) agent! And so begins the faux promo for The United Monster Talent Agency, an immaculately-executed eight minute film by Greg Nicotero. The short film is a clever homage to the beloved 1950s institution and is sure to delight fans of older movies, and, of course, monster movies, in particular. Nicotero, a well-respected special effects artist, is especially known for his impressively gory zombie effects (see AMC's The Walking Dead airing on Halloween).

The United Monster Talent Agency is a truly inspired short that should be taking the internet by storm! Click on over to AMC's website to read more about it and watch this sweet Halloween treat!

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