Shot-on-Video Sci-Fi Horror 80s Throwback 'Forgotten Trash' Trailer
"When I'm done with you, no one will remember who you are." Retro Video Pictures has debuted a trailer for Forgotten Trash, a wacky 80s throwback indie creation made by filmmaker Brandon Espana. A film graduate stumbles across an alien in the woods who convinces him to help with an intergalactic television show. In it, the alien travels from planet to planet torturing and killing its inhabitants. Rather than adding digital effects, Espana shot the movie on a MiniDV camcorder then transferred it to VHS to get the grainy visuals. It plays like a genuine relic rather than a pastiche of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia. "I wasn't trying to make something self-referential," he explains. "It was always intended to be a straightforward, low-budget genre movie that draws influence from '70s and early '80s regional horror." The indie film stars Connor McDonald and Steve Kasan. "Clocking in at just shy of an hour, Forgotten Trash is a brisk throwback to the halcyon days of VHS." Accompanied by the ghastly short The Apparition & Ms. Delware. Take a look.
Here's the official trailer (+ posters) for Brandon Espana's Forgotten Trash, direct from YouTube:
A recent film school graduate stumbles across an alien in the woods, who convinces him to help with an intergalactic TV show. Little does he know that the extraterrestrial entertainment involves traveling from planet to planet and killing the inhabitants. Forgotten Trash is written and directed by indie filmmaker Brandon Espana, "whose passion for filmmaking bleeds into the storyline along with social commentary regarding media consumption." He also directed the Undercover Bike Cop series, and tons of other creative projects previously. It's also produced by Brandon Espana. This originally debuted in Canada back in 2019. Espana's Forgotten Trash, as well as his other movie Stir Crazy, are available to buy as digital downloads directly from Espana - via this Google Form. For more info, check out Retro Video Pictures. Look any good?