Escape from New Jersey?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 30, 2011 in Cinema, Fandom |

Well, it’s certainly not the worst fan-film I’ve ever seen — Dark Betrayal comes to mind —  but I suppose we can’t really expect much after the hot mess that was John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A. I have a soft-spot in my heart for that film, but even I have to admit that it was terrible. Rather than attempting to follow Carpenter’s ridiculous sequel, director Chris Notarile decided to pen one of his own with his fan-film Escape from New Jersey. I imagine that trying to recreate the feel of Carpenter’s original film would be difficult on a shoe-string budget. Though it’s slow-paced, and lacks polish, the script itself isn’t half bad. While I can’t overlook every issue, I feel the film is a decent attempt worth mentioning. It’s enough to make me wonder if Snake Plisskin will ever make his return. Until then, this might have to do.

Escape from New Jersey 1

Escape from New Jersey 2

Escape from New Jersey 3

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