Joe Dante’s Gremlins 2 sequel is bizarrely maligned by people who don’t understand that it’s a two-hour long, live-action cartoon… the ultimate product generated when a director brought up on Warner Bros. cartoons is given a blank check to make any movie he wants.
One notorious part of the movie is the famous “film break” scene, in which Gremlins loose in the projection booth manage to disrupt the showing of Gremlins 2 with a string of shadow puppets (including Abraham Lincoln) and film strips about bikini babes (not including Abraham Lincoln). It was delightfully meta when the film was first released in 1990, but on DVD, it has always lost a bit of its charm on video.
No longer. Sascha Feiner, an obsessively-compulsed genius and self-proclaimed “biggest Gremlins fan in the world” has filmed a new, technologically-mordern “film break” scene in which the Gremlins take over a DVR and begin cycling through other movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman and The Exorcist… all of which now star them.
If that doesn’t impress you, the making of surely will. Feiner not only built, filmed and performed all of the Gremlin puppets by hand, but he did it for less than two thousand euros!
Dear Fandom: more this, less slash.