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Critters-fan-film-boxThe Krites first came to the big screen two years after Gremlins, but they didn’t need to be fed after midnight to become evil—they were malevolent little monsters from the get-go in 1986’s Critters and its three sequels. The ferocious furballs are set to make a comeback in an upcoming digital series from Warner Bros., but you can see the return of the Krites right now in a new short fan film, Critters: Bounty Hunter.

Created with a six-person crew and helmed by Jordan Downey, the director of ThanksKilling and ThanksKilling 3, Critters: Bounty Hunter is Downey's bid for the director's chair on the digital series, while also serving as an early holiday gift for Critters fans.

"THE FOLLOWING IS A FAN FILM.

Warner Bros. recently announced plans to revive "Critters" as a web series for their digital unit, Blue Ribbon Content. I've been a die-hard fan of the series since I was a kid and wanted to show that I would be the right director for the project. This short film is my pitch... Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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MAKING OF:

Critters Bounty Hunter was completed from start to finish in under two months with a small budget and an even smaller crew. All in, a total of six people worked on the movie: Myself, Kevin Stewart, Ricky Fosheim, Nick Soole, Troy Smith and Gina Luciani. We shot for two nights at a house in Mammoth Lakes, California. The Critter puppet was built by Troy Smith who worked with us on both ThanksKilling movies. Our crew handled everything from building the bounty hunter costume, learning the VFX required to pull off the glowing head, scoring, title cards, sound design, etc. We're proud of what we pulled off with limited resources and can't wait to share this with everyone. Turn up the volume and hit HD - We hope you enjoy our fun little take on Critters!

CREDITS:

Director: Jordan Downey
Website: http://www.JordanDowney.tv
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1zSejt2

Producer: Ricky Fosheim
Website: http://www.DetentionFilms.com
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1x0rupu

Director of Photography: Kevin Stewart
Website: http://www.KevinPStewart.com

Music: Nick Soole
Website: http://www.NickSoole.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NickSooleMusic

Critter Effects: Troy Smith
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tro7fx

Flute: Gina Luciani
Website: http://www.GinaLuciani.com
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1CkCm62"

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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