Mike / November 28th, 2011
November 28, 2011 at 8:22 am
Gotta love the old films . Awesome 😀
November 28, 2011 at 8:40 am
how bout some rolller skates?! lul
November 28, 2011 at 8:41 am
November 28, 2011 at 9:21 am
How do you do this even at a young age just makes me wonder
November 28, 2011 at 9:29 am
Wow lol, at such a young age you already mastered the P.O.V monster and created better punching camera work than Undefeatable. Now thats talent lol, cool video dude
November 28, 2011 at 9:56 am
Cinemassacre, since 1988 making awesome films.
November 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Yo James! Nice vid! Can u plays do me a favor and tell your pal Bear McGreary that his job on the soundtrack of walking dead his simply astonishing! Last night episode made me cry and I’m sure the music was in for a big part.
November 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm
Those are some tiny shorts.
November 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm
I totally had that same monster when I was a kid. lol I had forgotten all about it.
November 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm
I was but a wee lad when this was made!
November 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Whoa the flying fist is fucking fantastic!
November 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Wow James. It’s clear to me after watching this video that you were “born to do it.” Such a strong grasp even at such an early age of concepts such as establishing shots, reaction shots, and the elements of storytelling. I’m impressed. I’m just thankful that there is a medium for you to continue to release this stuff to an audience. Keep it up! Can’t wait for the movie!
November 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm
I liked the music. Where is it from?
November 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm
What is that music from?
November 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm
@yonoid818 an old keyboard I had. It was one of the built in loops.
November 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm
What kinda monster was that? I don’t remember that toy.
November 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm
@Wsquared It’s from Tendrill from Inhumanoids. He did a review of the series already.
November 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm
You have it in your blood, James! Keep up the good work!
November 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm
very nice. was this edited in the old fasoned way with the vcr and you recording over it? or was it done with a modern editor stitching old shots?
November 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm
@firewarrior2112 They were mostly in-camera cuts, meaning there was no editing originally. I did in fact go back and edit a little now, nearly 20 years later. Just to make it move a bit quicker.
November 29, 2011 at 1:51 am
@JamesAVGN Whats up James. Long time fan here. Just wanted to let you know we appreciate the videos you do post and can’t wait for more AVGN. Good luck with the movie.
November 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm
@JamesAVGN thanks for the reply. its interesting to see the way you edited your old videos with what you had. me in the 2000s making videos with my friends similar to the way you did puts it into perspective on how easy it is now.
November 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Review the X-Files.
November 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm
This was too damn cute.
November 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm
I love how this is so much better shot than my Film Class,
November 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm
James I just wanna say thank you for cheering me up these past 2 days, im going through a rough patch and after watching all of your videos I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders, seriously you have made me laugh so hard and your videos do not ever dissapoint
November 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm
@AaronM gay detected,
November 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm
November 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm
Cunt detected… and he can’t even spell fuck properly. @fcku @AaronM
November 29, 2011 at 1:49 am
@Big McLargehuge LOL
November 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm
November 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm
I always love seeing these videos because it reminds me of the silly stuff my brother and I did as kids, even though we didn’t have a video camera. Those were some serious pratfalls!
November 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm
Beside that this is so shit, James stop posting non avgn content. Internet demands.
November 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm
@fcku why? this isn’t a avgn.com but cinemassacre.com 🙂 some fans want to see a bit more than only the avgn , board james and monster madness. 🙂
November 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm
@fcku Even though I’d love to see new nerd episodes, these video’s are also pretty fun to watch.
I don’t know if you watch his updates, but he’s very busy for us. Even though he’s busy with the nerd’s movie and other projects, he still uploads some nerd episodes now and then. You are the best james, It’s amazing you find the time to do all that!
November 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm
@fcku If all you care about is avgn, why would you watch this in the first place, let alone comment on it? Just ignore all James’ posts until the avgn movie comes out. Trust me, you won’t be missed.
November 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm
Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
November 28, 2011 at 11:07 pm
You really need to leave this website bro.
November 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm
November 29, 2011 at 11:16 am
your parents did a shitty job. Nuff said! @fcku
November 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm
@fcku Cool story bro, can you tell it to me again?
November 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm
My head…where’s my head? LOL.
November 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm
this was pretty funny, when I think back to the stupid stuff a few of my friends and I would do with video.
November 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Its interesting to see these old vids because it really does show that you were destined to be a film maker, even at a young age.
November 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm
You were a funny ass kid
I had that same Inhuminoid toy and i loved it so much!
November 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm
“Where’s my head?” Classic!
November 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm
November 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Somehow, I feel that videos like this one shouldn’t be posted online…
It’s just that, it’s probably a good childhood memory for James Rolfe and the Rolfe familly, and for his oldest friends… You know, just watching pictures or videos taken so long ago, and see how time has changed, etc…
But for me, who ‘s completly stranger to Rolfe’s life, I mean… It doesn’t give me any feeling…
OK, the avgn was quite involved in film footing ever sice he was 10 or something. Ok, it’s nice to know that, but, no hard feelings there, I don’t actually care…
I’m a die hard fan of Metallica for instance (and many other bands actually), I love their music, and I’ve been knowing them for a much longer time than I know the Nerd, but I wouldn’t spend one hour watching videos about Hetfield when he was a kid, playing with his toys or playing hide and seek… It’s his personal life: we’ll probably never know each other, that’s fine, we just keep our personal life for ourselves and for the one we care at.
But on the other hand, I could watch a video of Hetfield when he was rearsing at the age of 16, beacause that’s more like something that is going to has a strong influence on the rest of his carreer. You might just see in the way he was trying to play, what were his influence and where he was trying to go…
And that’s something I could extend to any musician, or artist, sportsman… and even for the Nerd.
I’m interessed in videos showing the Nerd playing video games back up in the 80’s/90’s just to see what he was playing and how he became mad.
I’m interessed in videos showing Rolf really starting to get involved in video footage, not just trying to play like he’s doing right here…
This is just privacy exhibited right here, not any kind of prototype project or whatsoever that could lead James to start making real videos…
At least it’s the way I see it…
November 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm
@Nintendo_Frog wow bro, you said it.
November 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm
wow. its just a video, watch it and go along with life.
November 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm
@Nintendo_Frog Why the hell do people make movies?
For other people to watch… jeez…
November 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm
@Nintendo_Frog Your analogy with Hetfield is invalid. In your argument, you say you wouldn’t watch a video of Hetfield playing with his toys as a kid, but you -would- watch a video of him rehearsing at age 16. Well, the way I see it, this footage that James posted is basically the equivalent of Hetfield rehearsing at 16. James was obviously practicing and building up his skills in making movies, and that definitely had/will have a strong influence on the rest of his career. It seems to me like you’re more of an AVGN fan than a James Rolfe fan, which is okay, but you haven’t given a valid enough reason stating why this footage shouldn’t be here. Ontop of this being Jame’s site, other people, such as myself, are interested and fascinated by this kind of stuff.
November 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm
@TommyO’Neil I see the point, but I’m not really sure you can make such a parallel between this video and an hypothetic “Hetfield rearsing in high school video”.
To make myself quite clear I’ll just say this: If I was to see a video of Hetfield (or any artist you can imagine) at the age of ten, just showing off with a fake guitar, or a kid’s guitar, in front of his family, just pretending he was playing or singing, while the music is playong on a background tape…. I wouldn’t care at all…
Neither if, for anykind of birthday party or whatever you could imagine, he was just playing a simple melody on guitar (I don’t know, “Smoke on the water” for instance…).
Ok, if I were Hetfield, and I saw myself begining so young to play guitar, I’d feel nostalgic. Normal stuff, I feel nostalgic too when I see pictures or videos of myself taken by my family when I was a kid.
And it’s always something you like to share with your family, your friends, just to remember the old times, how things where so much better before, etc… ect…
But frankly, it wouldn’t be the kind of thing I’d post on my blog, or my website. Unless, of course, if you think as one of the most famous metal star in the world that you have to release every single bits of your existence public…
Well, why not after all. The times are like that now, and the frontier between privacy and public life is becoming more and more thiner with the internet and all those social networks, blogs, and cell phones applications that instantly gives to your relatives the current GPS localisation of where you’re actually at an instant X.
(end of part1)
November 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm
But, in my opinion, I just wouldn’t care at all if Hetfield, or Angus Young, or Steve Harris or whoever in the world of metal music did such a thing.
Because, it’s not my childhood I’d be watching here, nor the childhood of someone I’m a friend with. It’s not my life, it’s just the life of a guy from whom I love the great work!
I know a baker in my town who does some of the best cup cakes I’ve ever eaten in my entire life! They just melt in your mouth as soon as you take a bit. He does a really great job, I admire what he does!
But I don’t feel like trying to see everything about his life or his childhood, just because he’s a fantastic baker! I’d feel interessed however to learn more about his secrets and his recipe…
Why should it be so different with an artist?
Ok, some things are interresting to know from an artist, if it does actually have an influence on their form of art. Hetfield, for instance, has experienced a lot of time death of his relatives: his mother died because she was in a weird cult that refused medical healthcare, Cliff Burton died in an accident were he survived, an other stuffs like that. When you know this, you can understand why he has been so fucked up during the 90’s and why his songs started to become some kind of self therapy for him… at least it gives us some clues on why thing has changed so much during that period…
But obviously not a video of him playing around at ten…
To come back to Rolfe’s video, well, I just feel we’re in the same case.
I clearly understand that he’s passionate with cinema and films, and that he’s been attracted by impersonate the world of filming ever since he had a camera in his hands… Which is clearly a reason why he managed to become far later so talented with the AVGN episodes.
But right here I just don’t feel I’m watching something important. Something decisive. Something which will have some serous influence on the future.
I’m just seeing a kid playing with his toys, and trying to include the camera in it’s game.
Don’t be mistrusted with what I’m saying, I have nothing against amateur videos, with cheap ressources. I’ve seen some couple vids like these which we’re awsome!
(end of part2)
November 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm
But here, everything make’s me feel we’re in a child game. It has nothing to do with the early videos Rolfe made, for example the fake one he did with the giant turd splitting all over Mike Mattei in his bathtub. This was just a joke, but it was kind of more focused on strong references: a 1950 ambiance, a fake trailer, a allusion to those old scary movies, all dug up under piles of shit…
Well it was silly. But I feel when seeing such a video that we’re heading somewhere: it was stupid but it had it’s true purpose, it was a step to something bigger.
Not the video of James Rolfe playing in his garage with his green toy…
Anyway, I’m probably wasting my my time here. I might just never be able to explain you what I don’t get in this video… and I just might be the one who didn’t get anything, and who’s just getting all wrong about it…
November 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm
I couldn’t have said that any better than you just did.
November 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm
@Nintendo_Frog It’s good to see some one reply who isn’t automatically going to call everything “awesome”. This video was NOT ‘awesome”. However.. I think the video was interesting to watch. It’s kind of cool to see how he was able to make small movies back in the day.
So yeah, I’m very happy to see some one post something other than blind praise. Most post kudos just because it’s James posting this stuff. He could do a horrible video and everyone would praise it..
Still, Like I said. I like these little videos. In my own weird way, it helps me relate with a man I probably won’t ever meet. I did the same stuff when I was a kid and just wish I still had those videos. It shows you, that you can get some where by following your passions and reams. I also appreciate that this poster put his true feelings up there, and wasn’t just along with the crowd. You should always be true to yourself. I personally like these vids, and hope to see more.
November 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm
I don’t know, I just don’t feel this video…
It’s like, if I was playing with my Ghostbusters toys, or my Mask toys when I was 10, and did it beeing captured on a movie at the same time…
When I was playong with my toys, in my head, it was a huge movie, trust me! A huge mix up between Legos, Playmobils, GI Joes, Mask, Transformers, Ghostbusters, He-man, Thundercats and Ninja Turtles… I could imagine thousand of scenarios possible, depending on he latest movie I just saw last evening, or a book I’ve red…
The toys I had in hand where no longer more the caracters they represented, but brand new caracters with their own background I’ve created for them, in an entire new universe imagined by myself…
Well, I just feel that this video is exactly what Rolfe is trying to do right here except that he has a camera to capture all this.
It doesn’t cut off the fact that, he knows how to use it…
But it’s just, the way I see it, a child playing in his garage.
If he decided to label that movie Cinemassacre, well probably he doesn’t feel at all what I’m feeling…
November 29, 2011 at 1:29 am
@Nintendo_Frog This video seems to have a lot to do with James Rolfe and what he’s doing for a living right now. Perhaps you may not have noticed, but this site isn’t dedicated to AVGN. In fact, there’s probably more videos on here showing his love and dedication to classic horror and B-horror than anything else, and this video is a prototypical look into a child trying to reenact the fun and magic of older low budget horror/comedy films that he seems to enjoy so much. Funny how something you didn’t enjoy brought out the longest post on the video. It’s not like you paid shit to watch it.
November 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm
I’m not sure here. I just think that he was just playing with his toys and latest camera, and trying to fix every element he was playong with in one part.
I don’t see this as a prototype yet…
But I guess I’m wrong here since everyone says otherwise!
I wouldn’t be surprise that Rolfe is actually looking back at this video several years after and looking at it by considering all he has done so far… and trying to reconnect it to the historical process of everything he has already reccorded.
The question is: was he really, when he was 12, projecting himself in becoming a real amateur film maker, or was he just playing as any regular kid of his age would do?
I kind of picked my answer from what I’ve felt so far…
But it’s just my personal feelings, once again…
November 29, 2011 at 2:08 am
>playing hide and seek.
Don’t you mean playing Seek and Destroy? :p
November 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm
November 29, 2011 at 2:10 am
@Nintendo_Frog Your post has me scratching my head, because what you said very much sums up EXACTLY what this video is. It’s a video of me “rehearsing” at a young age, and it something that has a strong influence on the rest of my career. Filmmaking.
I too am a huge fan of metal and hard rock music. Think of this as listening to Metallica’s No Life Til Leather demo. And sure, if anything else Pre- Kill’em All would surface, I’d be be fascinated to listen to, no matter how poor the quality.
If a vintage Steven Spielberg film that he made as a kid would ever turn up, I’d love to be able to watch it, even if it was terrible. That being said, this video I posted is complete crap. But that’s not the point.
I don’t see how this is not related. I make movies, and this is an early humble example of that. I guess your comments just don’t consider that making movies is my passion, and you only care about game reviewing, which is fine.
November 29, 2011 at 8:23 am
@JamesAVGN how cool does it feel when people argue over you like this?
November 29, 2011 at 9:51 pm
@JamesAVGN James great video and ignore the haters.
November 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm
November 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm
I tried to explain further more my point of view in the previous post, so I’m not going to repeat myself here!
Just to say: I’d consider the footage you made of the Black lagoon monster movies like a real rehearsal to what you’re making just right now. Or that red Zombie movie you made…
Not this video…
It’s not a question of ressources you had at this time, it’s just that I don’t have the feeling with this one you were doing something for real…
And just like in music, feeling is everything!
November 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm
@Nintendo_Frog Why are you looking so much into this anyway? Geez seriously man it’s just a video. I think it’d be best to just drop it and move along I mean you tried to make your point just leave it at that and let it speak for itself.
I just don’t like the fact that while other people here are trying to enjoy the video we have to scroll into the comments and see crap like this going on, like seriously? I’m just saying it’s a little uncalled for. And I usually don’t reply to comments like these but to me your comment felt like it was trying to bring James down and putting someone down like that for no reason is really crossing the line. Especially when he’s putting himself and his work out there (for us may I remind you) without getting paid or anything, I mean that to me sounds like he’s really devoted to his fans and we should respect him for that. And don’t get me wrong I do understand where you were going with your comment it’s just the way you portrayed it was not the best way to get your point across. You instead came across as a jerk but like i said before it’d be best to just let it go and move on.
November 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm
Its cool watching your old videos cause you can always make a connection to your later projects. It’s so interesting to see someone’s roots and how they developed there skills through the years.
Keep posting more videos like these, there really fun to watch and good in there own way. Screw those other people dissing the video, they obviously aren’t true fans of your work.
November 29, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Its cool watching your old videos cause you can always make a connection to your newer projects. It’s so interesting to see someone’s roots and how they developed there skills through the years.
November 29, 2011 at 11:38 pm
I find it these kind of movies very interesting because I can see what you were trying to do as a kid, trying to learn little techniques here and there and test them out. The video isn’t ‘crap’, because you were a child. It’s a pretty ambitious thing for a child to want to do, make movies. The part where you were punching acutally made me feel a little dizzy!
November 29, 2011 at 9:47 am
@Nintendo_Frog James was inspired at a VERY early age. If you watch all of his videos you can see this. Check out “The Dragon in my Dreams” and you may or may not be able to appreciate all the younger footage that comes out. I myself have a love of filmmaking (I am watching TCM right now) and I can say that passion for film tends to start early. In the 80’s and 90’s many of us kids grew up in front of a tv with simple games and thousands of movies/tv shows to rot our brains. But some of us just cant turn our imaginations off. I saw the dark crystal at the age of 4 and it did not scare me one bit. It did spark my interest in art and film making AND fantasy!
I am not going to say you were wrong about the comment you made. But it was made a bit boldly. Almost as if we should all feel the same way? If this was the case consider this my disagreement. I enjoy these videos and the nostalgic quality they have. And just like it takes a brave writer to write about himself. I think it takes a brave film maker to show us his early years.
Keep it comin’ Cinnemassacre!
Wow, man… jeez.
You know, even though I highly respect your opinion and applaud you for your well written and entertaining review of the video… I can’t help but think that you seriously need to get laid, dude! I mean really! Have you ever even kissed a [email protected]
November 30, 2011 at 3:10 am
@Nintendo_Frog Wtf. I just read your first line, and that opinion does not match many others. so, get that. You are not the center of the world.
November 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm
actually got a few laughs out of this, cool
November 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm
I don’t know about all of those other internet reviewers, but you James seem to have been destined to make movies.
How was this video in it’s original format? Was there some “in camera” editing done back then when this was taped?
This is totally awesome. I love it.
November 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm
This is a lot more epic than Mark Borchardt’s Coven. XD
November 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm
If this video was made before 22nd of August, then I had not existed yet. It’s really impressive to find someone as young as you when creating this video to make cool stuff like this. You obviously had a passion for movie making and certainly knew what you wanted to do in the future, you don’t see that now in days. I think I’m gonna go ahead and watch Cinemassacre 200 and 300 next.
November 28, 2011 at 11:17 pm
Nice Inhumanoids Toy! had that same f*cker when i was a tyke.
November 28, 2011 at 11:26 pm
James, you were the biggest badass as a little kid. Awesome stuff.
November 29, 2011 at 12:17 am
lighten up, dudes.
November 29, 2011 at 12:47 am
I liked this a lot. It reminded me of my childhood and it was great. Signature one liners and stupid jokes. I thought it was great!
November 29, 2011 at 1:27 am
You should just release this as the AVGN movie, and keep the cash.
November 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm
November 29, 2011 at 2:03 am
Auld lang syne. Your stuff sure brings back memories. It’s always nice to see a new post from you, even if it’s just old footage.
November 29, 2011 at 2:05 am
Was that music in the background? Can it even be considered music? haha that was horrible
November 29, 2011 at 2:41 am
Ha, I like it. Reminds me of my fun times with a video camera as a kid. =)
November 29, 2011 at 2:42 am
Ha, I like it. Reminds me of my fun times with a video camera as a kid.Add. The little music loop is hilarious. Would love to see it in an AVGN or Board James video some time. =D
November 29, 2011 at 4:15 am
Is that an Inhumanoid?
November 29, 2011 at 4:23 am
That was so cute I had to share it on FB
November 29, 2011 at 6:37 am
November 29, 2011 at 9:21 am
Who here didn’t make those same punching sound effects as a kid when playing with action figures, friends, etc.?
November 29, 2011 at 9:38 am
why did the monster (yes hes from inhumanoids) have plastic wrap on him at several points? Was it to make him look wet? I miss the gigantic plastic toys of the 80’s and late 90’s the era of action figures you could actually PLAY WITH. Spawn figures pretty much screwed it up for everyone hah. They looked cool but your fkd if you wanna play with them. They just break. (ramble ramble ramble!)
November 29, 2011 at 10:54 am
Aww, you were so adorable James! ^^
November 29, 2011 at 11:09 am
I wish more people would respect James for the aspects other than AVGN.
November 29, 2011 at 11:58 am
I love the Evil-Dead-like sequence 😉
you did it on purpose at that time?
November 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Tendril should get an oscar. LOL I forgot about how easily his and Meltar’s heads came off.
November 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Nice punch closeup at the end, you can really tell you were serious even as a kid, always thinking from the viewers perspective, instead my kids that just like running around filming each other fart.
On a side note I just realized I was watching this while watching avgn reruns streaming through my xbox. I have a James Rolfe addiction problem.
November 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm
how is a body with no face asking “where is my head” . stupid little nerd .
November 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm
what a mother fucker stupid u are. he did that when he was a kid. besides SHUT THE FUCK UP. if u dont like it dont see it. Go fuck urself @JohnHolmesJr _
November 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm
November 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm
@JohnHolmesJr Well it wasnt a human, maybe it didnt need a head to talk, the mouth in his ass. Besides, was that the best insult you could find for this video, the end that as just a joke a dumbass like you dont get
November 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm
@EivindYuNilsen what a mother fuckin stupid you are x2 . and your mother has ass aids .
November 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm
“mother fucker stupid”? I’m willing to bet that English class wasn’t your best subject… @federikotozzi @JohnHolmesJr
November 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm
@Big [email protected]
December 1, 2011 at 12:00 am
Uh, yeah. This is a reply to the original post. Good deduction there Fucktard, @JohnHolmesJr @federikotozzi
December 1, 2011 at 12:08 am
@JohnHolmesJr Try harder, dipshit.
December 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm
@ismail_rashed terrorist .
November 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm
I NEED THAT FUCKEN MUSIC! from the start of the video my god lol. WTF hahahaha
November 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm
@StevenTraylor I also very seriously need the music from the start of this video.
November 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm
Complaining is not going to make the next AVGN episode be made any faster, for fuck’s sakes there is going to be an entire movie in due time. I’m thankful if ANYTHING new with James’ voice is on this site every time I check it. It’s not like a network is paying him to make these videos, if you want to complain complain about how shitty the new Simpsons episodes are.
November 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm
reminds me of myself when I was a kid… I also made short movies like this and showed it to my friends 🙂