“Super 8″ Viral Hits The Physical World
SlashFilm reports that their headquarters received a mysterious "Super 8" film package in the mail.
Today /Film HQ received a small unmarked envelope containing an old box of for a Kodak Super 8 cartridge (Type A). Must be some creepy viral for the Steven Spielberg-produced JJ Abrams-directed film Super 8. Makes sense, right? So…. inside the box was, as expected, a reel of Super 8 film. And…
The 8mm film on the reel had been developed/printed. It begins with a missing placeholder card, and then shows a dozen or so scientist-looking people in a room. Thankfully the box also contained a small little flash drive with the Super 8 logo (I guess, in case I had not yet figured it out…). On the drive is a digital version of this small black and white clip. You can watch it now embedded below:
I’m not sure what it means. I’m sure the other footage to complete this is out there somewhere. My file is named EX_1A_046.mov, so maybe I have the 46th piece of the puzzle? Or maybe that has nothing to do with anything? What do you think?
The package also contained the following card:
I have already sent an e-mail with the unlock code so you don’t have to. The e-mail has yet to trigger a response, I’m sure other codes must be sent before the “advanced look” can be unlocked.