Horror Meets Comedy {XBL Indie Video Series}

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    HORROR MEETS COMEDY
    November 26, 2008 - January 14, 2009
    Created by Xbox LIVE and brought to you by the U.S. Air Force

    "The unique concept of masters of horror taking on comedy sees some of the world's greatest horror directors bring their comedic visions to life. The short film pilots will be available worldwide on Xbox LIVE from influential horror directors like James Wan (Saw, Death Sentence), David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy), James Gunn (Dawn of Dead, Slither), Lucky McKee ( May, The Woods), Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror), Adam Green (Hatchet), Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) and on-line director, John Clisham.

    Air Force is partnering with Xbox on this unique and first-ever release of original short content on Xbox LIVE. Air Force will be sponsoring the content to make it available to Xbox LIVE users free."

    NOT RELEAESED:
    JANITOR: October 27, 2008
    Director: John Clisham
    From online director John Clisham and starring Jenna Dewan, is Assorted Nightmares, a modern-day horror anthology show. The first episode pays homage to the eighties horror-slasher genre, as things at school for Jennifer don't turn out as expected.


    THIS IS JUST A VERY SHORT TRAILER

    Blue Like You: November 26, 2008
    Director: Lucky McKee
    From director Lucky McKee, "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.



    Miracle of Phil: December 3, 2008
    Director: Andrew Douglas
    From director Andrew Douglas, "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.

    NO VIDEO LOCATED

    Doggie Heaven: December 10, 2008
    Directors: James Wan & Leigh Whannell
    The creative team behind the smash hit "Saw" films, James Wan 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 due to a clerical error that has sent him to the wrong heaven.



    Fairy Tale Police: December 17, 2008
    Director: Adam Green
    A COPS inspired reality show where two human police officers keep order in a land full of storybook villains, magical monsters, and other cartoonish characters.



    Hello Charles- FAIRY TALE POLICE was a ton of fun. I was actually brought in to the "Horror Meets Comedy" project very late - I believe it was because another short that they had ordered didn't pan out well but I can't remember the exact reason why as it's been a decade since I made it. James Gunn was in charge of the "Horror Meets Comedy" series and was a close friend of mine- so when he called and asked if I could put something together quickly I was happy to help him out. The short was shot in one night although the various puppets, prosthetics, and other set pieces took about 2 weeks to create. I remember a producer from the series stopped by set for 15 minutes to say hello but other than that I had no interaction with Microsoft directly - only with James. I had a ton of episodes planned out that I would have done with the series had Xbox continued it but for one reason or another they only did the first wave of shorts and then stopped - likely due to a changing of the guard/executives at Microsoft/Xbox but I'll never really know. There is a short "making of" that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXEM05sHwZ4&t=1s Best- AG


    Humanzee!: December 23, 2008 (date unconfirmed)
    Director: James Gunn
    Episode One of James Gunn's "Humanzee," the webisode too hot for XBox, starring Sean Gunn, Valentine Miele, Michael Rooker, Mackenzie Firgens, Mikaela Hoover, Jenna Haze, & more!



    Sparky & Mikaela:: December 31, 2008
    Director: James Gunn
    From director James Gunn. A high school girl, played by Mikaela Hoover (Humanzee, Sorority Forever) fights crime in both the human and forest world with her best friend, who happens to be a raccoon.



    Post-Apocalyptic Pizza: January 7, 2009
    Director: Peter Cornwell
    From director Peter Cornwell. After a nuclear disaster even the most basic pizza ingredients command extravagant prices, no job is more dangerous than the pizza deliveryman.

    NO VIDEO LOCATED

    Meat Dog: January 14, 2009
    Director: David Slade
    Director David Slade presents Meat Dog, an animated mutt made up of cold cuts. Meat Dog 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 Meat Dog on their menu.


    NOT FULL VIDEO

    *MAY NEVER HAVE EVEN BEEN PRODUCED*
    Adrenaline Slam: ???
    Director: Marcus Nispel

    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.


    The link of these still exist today on Xbox's website, but are no longer available to download.
    I have spent months locating the files, I have had the privilege to speak with some of the directors involved, even asking around in some pretty strange places on the web. I remember Updating my Xbox 360 the New Xbox Experience Dashboard that introduced Avatars and a complete UI overhaul. I was only allowed on 2-3 hours a night(was 13 years old at the time) and was exploring the Marketplace for anything free, being a kid, that was my only option at the time. I came across a tab on there named 'Xbox Live Indie Videos', In there they talked about Horror Meets Comedy and had the Trailer for the video "Blue Like You" I downloaded it and loved it, Blue was/is so cute to me. I waited everyday for the videos to come out, I owned everyone of them except I believe 2 because they were steaming only I believe. I have long lost the original files on my Xbox. I would love to find them one day.

    If anyone has the videos not listed or the original files on your xbox, Please contact me.
    Thank you,
    Gunz4Hire
     
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    Updated 3/16/18

    Found out that one of the "Original" Shorts was called, Adrenaline Slam, But was Probably never Produced.
    No luck locating the lost files not even on YouTube yet.
    Post-Apocalyptic Pizza was released January 7, 2009, Xbox website has incorrect information.
     
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    Update 3/16/18

    Spoke to Adam Green, added a Behind the Scenes to his section that he sent me, as well as info regarding how he came Part of the Series
     
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