Another Mysterious 'Super 8' Film Reel Delivered to FS.net HQ Today
by Alex Billington
May 2, 2011
Remember a few weeks ago, our friends at SlashFilm received a package in the mail containing an old Super 8 film reel and a note linking the package to J.J. Abrams' upcoming sci-fi movie Super 8? Well we just got one, too! A mysterious package was delivered today to FS.net HQ that contained another film reel and another black-and-white video clip, which goes into the depository in the virtual s8editingroom.com with more bits and pieces of footage. I've already submitted the unlock code as it requested and have embedded the clip below. Maybe we're finally getting close to unlocking some of the secrets of this ongoing ARG/viral?
My favorite part about the film reel box is that it actually has "Process Before May 76" printed on the side (see a photo), which is just too awesome. I love these kind of truly vintage virals, especially when they tie in directly with the story. Speaking of which, the clip that came with my reel seems to shed some more light on the history behind this "creature" which, as we all know, has come to menace the small Ohio town. It's only a few seconds long and a Lt. Col. with the Air Force is speaking at his desk and says only one line: "First is to provide an overview of the events leading up to the assault on technician 58-042." This obviously ties in with some of the laboratory footage already unlocked in the editing room, but I'm sure there's more to come.
That's all we've got for now on Super 8, but I definitely suggest checking out s8editingroom.com and seeing if there are any more updates or more clues that can be deciphered from all of the footage showing up. As always, we'll keep watching on Unfiction and elsewhere to see if any more mysterious Super 8 packages start showing up or if the Rocket Poppeteers part of the viral picks up again, too. Keep it coming, Bad Robot!
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
What was the unlock code, please.
Mary Jane Carpenter on May 2, 2011
Agreed, why isn't the code shown? Unless there's a specific letter in the box saying "do not show publicly" then I would assume it's being sent out to media for the world to see...
Anonymous on May 2, 2011
"A mysterious package was delivered today to FS.net HQ" By that do you mean your house?
Chip_Tha_Ripper on May 2, 2011
at the super 8 editing room... am i crazy for seeing Dr. Beardface in some of the other posted footage?
zebracrackhead on May 3, 2011
Wait...did you get a different reel, different from the one /Film got? If so, that just awsome. Several people piecing together a background story is a cool way to promote this film. I hope noone that got a (different) reel didnt just go 'meh, garbage' and toss it out. But...it really wasnt that awsome now, hehe, from that picture above, it doesnt look like there is actually anything on the film? It would be so bad ass if you actually got a real reel of film and had to go find an old projector to view it's contents 🙂
David Banner on May 3, 2011
What he is saying-,-?
Ricky@HK on May 3, 2011
This is so bloody awesome!
Skeletonbaby56 on May 3, 2011
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