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!