Ghost of The was the first horror short produced by Nick Phillips. It was recorded on VHS-C format media on the old camera in October 1995, but was not edited or released to the public until August 26, 2009.



Synopsis

Nicky, the owner of a traveling circus, collapses in the ring and causes irreversible damage to the tent. Trying to find a solution, Nicky reads the wrong instruction manual. He needs to replace the tent, but he has too much money to afford it.

History

Nick Phillips's desire to film a "ghost" movie sprung from the fact that it was October. He had noticed that there were many "ghost" movies whose titles began "Ghost of", so he simply called his "Ghost of The" (the word "the" is capitalized because it is the last word in the title).

The circus theme was most likely influenced by the 1993 movie We're Back: A Dinosaur Story, in which Louie runs away to join the circus. Nicky's circus was set on John Phillips's bed, where an audience of stuffed animals sat on stadium seating composed of pillows.

Cultural References

  • There are Waffle Blocks, Matchbox cars, Lincoln Logs, and a 1994 Hess toy truck in the ring.
  • Nicky reads the instruction manual for the Hasbro Karate Fighters game.
  • Nicky's money is from the Parker Brothers game Monopoly Junior.

Trivia

  • An infant Clare Phillips can be heard crying in the background.
  • Nick Phillips holds the "The End" sign at a safe distance from the camera, having learned from his mistake at end of his previous film High and Toon Noon.
Categories: Old Camera 1995

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