Friday, June 19, 2009

The Geek



Plot: some bullies accidentally impale a geek with gardening shears. When the geek returns from the grave, bad make-up and disturbingly realistic screaming ensue. Say what you will, "The Geek" is a quantum leap forward from "Kat Killer." I mean, the scene where Shad gets whacked? That scene oozes tension! Perhaps oozes is too strong. It trickles tension. At this point it became clear that Shad was the only one among us with an iota of acting ability. That didn't stop me from hilariously featuring Joe in lead roles. Stay tuned.

Shad's death scene also features a fake cigarette made from a rolled-up piece of paper. We weren't even cool enough to score real cigs. Losers.

If that scintillating picture of dirt still hasn't convinced you to press "play," consider this: a freaking corpse will rise from that dirt! It was our first special effect, and even though you can clearly see the rest of Joe's arm on the right side of the frame, dude, were we stoked about this shot! (I was somewhat less stoked when Joe laughed on camera while he was supposed to be dead, but what was I supposed to do? I'd already impaled him with gardening shears.)

One thing I can't figure is why we always had the damn TV on while we were shooting. In the background, you can clearly hear MTV playing a U2 song followed by a Raid bug spray commercial. Perhaps "The Geek" was a commentary on the ills of commercialism. Yeah, that's the ticket.

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11 Comments:

At June 22, 2009 at 8:13 AM , Anonymous AK said...

i don't know if i liked the fake smoking or the unusually shrill screaming better. your sisters deserve a major round of applause for this one. i especially liked jenny's short but awesome fly girl routine.

 
At June 22, 2009 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Lisa C. said...

I agree -- your sisters are great! What amazing screaming! Also, the paper cigarettes were fantastic props. You can barely tell the difference on YouTube-grade video!

 
At June 22, 2009 at 2:27 PM , Blogger DK said...

Sadly, I did not recognize Julie's talent for screaming and failed to fully exploit it.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had nightmares like this. But only when I visit Iowa.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM , Blogger DK said...

Welcome to my waking nightmare.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautifully hideous. It's hideously beautiful!

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite line: `Chicks`

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me know when you get to the crappy ones with me.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM , Blogger DK said...

What, as opposed to the "good" ones with you?

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. Cool. I like the quick pan across the head in the drapes in the kitchen. Nice. Chick maaaannnnn.

 
At November 16, 2009 at 11:09 AM , Blogger DK said...

That's our homage to the "Three Men and a Baby ghost." We snuck them into our first five movies.

 

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