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In recent years, John Carpenter has been the source for a lot of inspiration in film and music. All of a sudden, an emerging class of modern filmmakers have came forward and paid homage to the director, with throwback films clearly inspired by the synth-laden nightmares of his 80s output.
In music, the new retrowave/synthwave phenomenon owes a great debt to Carpenter’s scores, and Carpenter himself has even played a part in its growing success with his Lost Themes albums and collaboration with the mighty Gunship.
However, this latest short film must be the most obvious nod to Carpenter to date. Not only is its title about as subtle as a Kurt Russell in a [Big Trouble In Little] China shop, but it features some of Carpenter’s most known tropes, particularly DAT score.
The film follows a brother and sister who are chased in the woods by a mysterious beast, and to escape alive the brother takes it upon himself to find a way to trap the monster once and for all.
Of course, its snowcapped brand of terror is also reminiscent of a little John Carpenter flick from 1982 most of us know and love.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.