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Exclusive: Short Film ‘Eternal Coma, 1994’ is Now Avaialble for Your Viewing Pleasure

Last June I attended the first-ever Portland Horror Film Festival and I was able to take in a couple of features and a ton of shorts. One of my personal favorites was a metal-inspired short film called Eternal Coma, 1994. I’m thrilled to announce that starting today you can watch the short in its entirety online and we’ve got it for you right here! Well not right here. It’s further down in the post, but you know what I mean.

The film was directed by Riley Leggin who relied on what he enjoyed as a kid to shape the film. “The film combines children’s adventure films of the 80s and 90s such as Goonies, Joe Dante films like Gremlins and Matinee, and cult favorite The Gate with the startling and iconic aesthetics of black metal,” Leggin says to describe the film. “The Satanic Panic of the late 20th century has now been transposed to a satanic horror-adventure for the whole family!”

This story of two young boys that steal a black metal cassette from an older brother and then become convinced of its power had a very impressive festival run playing the US from coast to coast while screening in a total of 3 countries on two continents.

And now, without further ado, I proudly present to you Eternal Coma, 1994!

The story is about two young boys who steal a black metal cassette from an older brother and become convinced that the tape is haunted and possessing them. We created an original soundtrack for the film that includes traditional 2nd wave style black metal, Electric Wizard-esque doom metal, and Burzum-inspired Dungeon Synth.

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  • fannypack aficionado

    All due respect for having an idea and following thru, but that was fucking stupid and poorly thought out.

  • Aj

    Wow I just wasted 14 mins of my day with this. Just not a great story

  • Michael Mosley

    Such a great idea but I was disappointed with the overall execution… great that the filmmakers moved forward with their idea but it would have benefited from someone giving notes on the script… Music and corpsepainted kid was pretty cool but I couldn’t figure out if it was a comedy (older brother being into dungeons & dragons) or horror (is he going to club his mom and friend’s skulls in with the hammer?).
    But, hey, kudos for trying. I’d rather people try than not.

  • Evan3

    So many things to love. The old-school Chuck Taylors. Those crappy headphones that I used to listen to. A pre-walkman tape cassette. The hot mom-sweaters of the 80s. Ridiculously ugly mini-van. And I liked the play on the whole “music poisons kids’ minds” theme that rears its head every decade or so.

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