Krunnk Shuttle (2006) – By Brian Morton

 Have you ever wondered what being around in the 80s was really like? Well, having actually been there and done that, I can tell you that it was a strange, strange decade. From the ‘Flock Of Seagulls’ haircut to the first appearances of men with earrings, we did it all man…and most of it was weird. Well, if you’re not old enough to remember, but are a little curious, then I’ve got a short movie for you.

It’s called Krunnk Shuttle and it’s a weird animated short with clips of Gary Coleman, Mr. T and Corey Haim, all seemingly taken from self-esteem and child abuse videos. Krunnk Shuttle is a bizarre collage of images and sounds that, I’m sure would be better if I was either on the drugs or completely drunk! And, since this is all from the 80s, I feel obligated to drop a ‘just say no’, warning here…kids, don’t do the drugs!

This is put together amazingly well, the editing is tight and the time and effort to match movements from decades old video to current music must have been difficult at best. The director/animator here, Vamos Video, seems to be heading is a very interesting direction, although I’m a little concerned with his interest in child abuse awareness…but I’m sure it’s just a phase. If you’d like to check this short out for yourself, you can head on over to Vamos Video’s My Space Page. where you’ll find Krunnk Shuttle and another short called Grown Ups Aren’t Magic, which isn’t as well animated, but is just as disturbing! So, until next time, I’ll be in the shower, trying to wash the guilt of having actually had an 80s haircut off of me, remember that the best movies are bad movies.