Visual production company BiG MACHiNE recently completed “Living Nightmares,” a series of 10 original short films – or “shockumentaries” – for AMC Fearfest. BiG MACHiNE also shot the promos for the network’s horror-movie marathon, which is hosted by Kevin Smith, executive producer of AMC’s Comic Book Men.
Led by director Steve Petersen, BiG MACHiNE created nearly 40 minutes of scripted, live-action content to coincide with each night’s film selection such as Friday the 13th, From Dusk Till Dawn and Halloween.
Meant to give AMC viewers a dose of scary, each three-to five-minute film explores the possibilities lurking behind the bone-chilling myths of our favorite movies, from alien abduction and co-habitating spirits, to cannibalism and the dangers of Halloween.
BiG MACHiNE’s first short entitled Abduction debuted Oct. 15, during Friday the 13th Part 2. The remaining original films will roll out, one by one, during primetime movie screenings until Halloween night.
“AMC presented us with an exciting filmmaking commission,” said Petersen. “It gave us a unique opportunity to go beyond the typical network promo and tap our diverse filmmaking range and resources for creating original, scripted content.”