Filmmaker Uses VHS Magic to Talk to Himself as a Kid, Plus See His 'Ghostbusters' and 'LOTR' Fan Films

Filmmaker Uses VHS Magic to Talk to Himself as a Kid, Plus See His 'Ghostbusters' and 'LOTR' Fan Films

Jul 06, 2012

Remember the movie Frequency where Jim Caviezel uses a freak atmospheric storm to talk to his dad, Dennis Quaid, in the past? This is kind of like that, except instead of a ham radio, it's a VHS tape, and instead of Caviezel and Quaid it's a single man: Jeremiah McDonald. Okay, so it's not really like Frequency at all. It's better.

When McDonald was 12-years old, he made a VHS tape of himself talking to his future self. Now, 20 years later, he dug out that VHS tape and used it to hold a rather sobering conversation with himself. The result is pretty great stuff. Even though his isn't your childhood, prepare to get hit with a wave of nostalgia.

But that's not the only vintage gem McDonald has put on YouTube. You can watch one of his early films as well, a Super 8, stop-motion, live-action hybrid Ghostbusters fan film:

But that's not all! Check out McDonald's 1994, videotaped book report on Lord of the Rings. Coolest kid ever or what?

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