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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sandwich of Terror Next Week!

The second episode of Sandwich of Terror will debut next week at the Channel 101 NY screening at 92YTribeca! If you're in the area, go watch and vote for us! This episode has 2 all new stories, with some great special guests! The web premiere will follow shortly thereafter.

Wed., Mar 4 at 92YTribeca (200 Hudson St.) 8:30pm, $5

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

'Scissor Cop' Team debuts new horror anthology Web Series

BROOKLYN, NY -- February 11, 2009 -- Hot off the heals of their hugely popular web series Scissor Cop, Escape Pod Films is set to debut a new web series, Sandwich of Terror. The show is a parody of horror anthology programs that skewers the usual sci-fi/horror subjects. It was picked up by Channel 101 NY and aired as part of the February screening at 92YTribeca in New York.

Sandwich of Terror is a love letter to all the wonderfully cheesy horror anthology shows the Escape Pod Films team grew up on, including Tales from the Darkside, The Twilight Zone, and Tales from the Crypt. The show will subvert classic horror/sci-fi tropes such as aliens, time travel, ghosts, vampires, and the devil to create a twisty and fast paced web comedy series. How fast paced? Each five minute episode will contain one or two horror stories in addition to brief local TV commercial parodies. This is all designed to give it the feel of watching early syndication television.

The first episode begins with a story about a ham radio user who learns something surprising from his fellow ham radio enthusiast in "The Frequency of Fear." In the second story, two roommates search for the source of a mysterious odor in "The Stinkening." Sandwich of Terror is now available at Escape Pod Films ( and YouTube (

Escape Pod Films is a Brooklyn based filmmaking organization that launched in the fall of 2007. In addition to web series, the group has produced a number of high quality short films and sketches. All seven episodes of our web series Scissor Cop can be found at as well as

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Scissor Cop Finale Behind the Scenes Pics

Well, as the old saying goes, "All good action/comedy web series must come to an end," so through the following pictures (and extensive therapy sessions), let's all work through our grief and bid a fond adieu to Scissor Cop.

We shot everything in a day and our first scene was in a nearby park. We lucked out with the discovery of this oddly shaped concrete slab that had the word "TELEPHONE" on it which doubled as our grave stone (through the magic of Photoshop).

From far away, it kind of looks like one of the Dharma hatches on Lost.

SPOILER ALERT FOR THE BELOW PICTURES/COMMENTS!! (just watch the goddamn episode already!)

This was the first "flash-forward." I've had the idea to end Scissor Cop with flash-forwardS for a while and I feel that we executed it very well. Scissor Cop was always viewed as an action-y show and likened to "24" or "Die Hard" or "Lethal Weapon 4." However, for me, "Lost" was always the biggest influence on writing and structuring the episodes, especially with ripping-off (I mean, "blatantly stealing") their brilliant flash-forward storytelling device.

Most of the episode was shot in the basement of my building where we had shot the bookends for Scissor Cop 6.

We actually shot the beginning of the finale way back in October, on the same day we had finished #6. We knew it'd be too tough to try and match the continuity of the blood splattered newspapers, so we had to think of a way to get Johnny out of the room, hence the ol' "kick to the balls" trick (a plot device used since Shakespeare, I believe).

Here's Benny laughing at his reprehensible thievery from Mr. Verde's "Box of Guns." That box is strictly "honor code" and he's taken advantage of it! The nerve!

"Cocaine Bananas" - now sweeping the drug dealing world!

R.I.P. McDunnough, beloved baby thief with the Unibomber's fashion sense.

R.I.P. Raymond Driggs/Mr. Verde, beloved secret villain with an enthusiasm for all things bananas and fake mustaches.

Be seeing you!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Scissor Cop Finale

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 4th at Channel 101 NY: the finale of Scissor Cop, and the debut of our new show, Sandwich of Terror. We have a few other surprises in store. Also, our buddies at the Big Honkin' have been working hard on the finale of Defenders of Stan! Rory and Craig will have a pilot debuting as well! It's gonna be a jam packed evening! 10 great shows!

In Manhattan. 92YTribeca (200 Hudson St.) Only $5!

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