(on Night School)
While many artists are referencing the early 90s aesthetic in their work these days, Jon Clark's 32 min film 'Spectrum Hunter' goes beyond the look with a narrative about why this particular moment in youth culture was significant. Influenced by surrealism of laserdisc games, absurdity of collecting pogs, and dark allure of arcades, this film captures the ineffable fantasy in the mind of kids that dedicated their lives to these things. For kids, these were more than hobbies. As unrealistic as it may seem to an adult, these were the training grounds for adulthood. Presented with the same absurdity as the material referenced, Jon Clark (direct of the LA Vampires' "So Unreal" music video) has made a film unlike anything I've ever seen. Beyond highly recommended.
Deluxe edition includes a full color artbook with images of all the laserdisc, vhs, and video game cover art created for within the world of 'Spectrum Hunter'.
Official synopsis: When TC's older brother goes missing, TC and Rotten Robbie embark on an adventure to find him. The trail leads them to the maze of the uncanny Spectrum Hunter cult where they encounter bizarre rituals, puzzles, illusions, and a pantheon of adversaries.
NTSC / Widescreen 16:9
Check out stills from the film here.