Somebody said that 80’s are back based on the incredible amount of hype for the new Star Wars and Jurassic Park film and that is somewhat true. Another, less popular (but still iconic) property is being revived as we speak. An it’s the one you least suspect- Critters! The Chiodo Brothers designed fur ball answer to Gremlins, Critters were popular enough to spawn no less than 3 sequels and it’s fair share of merchandize.

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Warner Brother expressed their wish to revive the franchise as a web series for their Blue Ribbon Content and they even got Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!) on the job as the writers. Now, aspiring director Jordan Downey (ThanksKilling) decided to show that he can handle the dangerous little fur balls (and let WB now that he is the man for the job). And as far as we can see- he passed the test with flying colors.

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Featuring the crew of just six people (Downey,  Kevin Stewart, Ricky Fosheim, Nick Soole, Troy Smith and Gina Luciani) this short fan film was shot and completed in just under two months but you would have never guessed it. Direction is slick, precise and has a touch of that classic 80’s aesthetics so it feels absolutely authentic.

Take a look here, and spread this around, ’cause we sure need more talented people like Downey working in the industry!

  1. […] There have been a constant clamoring about some sort of a sequel to the 80’s cult classic:  Critters for some time now. Jordan Downe of the ThanksKilling franchise even threw his hat into the ring with a cool, little short film called Critters: Bounty Hunter. […]


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