The Feeling of Terror (1997)

Mike Matei / July 20th, 1997

A montage of horror clips set to music from the video game Killer Instinct. I used professional analog editing equipment at the time, while taking a summer class for video.


  • Jime

    April 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Fun compilation. This is an interesting precursor to the work you put in making the Monster Movie Marathons. I’m guessing that when you made this back in ’97 you didn’t have the knowledge you’ve since acquired about all the actors and filmwork that went into making those classic flicks. Each of those films obviously cast a shadow over the body of your work (in a good way).

    • karel1

      April 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Well spoken. Like a Fine Wine, James’ Films only get better as they mature. Although these glimpses ARE fun, and give a superb Yard Stick as to his later works.

  • April 27, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Having seen all the Hammer Dracula films with Christopher Lee, it’s interesting you also included Jess Franco’s Count Dracula where Lee plays a much more serious Dracula.

  • nerdy nerd

    May 13, 2010 at 7:35 am


  • Zombiekiller

    May 20, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I just love the music in Killer Instinct! And great video!

  • JTvortex

    May 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Pretty cool montage enjoyed it thoroughly.hahaha


    June 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    That was awesome and the music is so fitting.

  • TheOzcarSound

    September 23, 2010 at 11:46 am

    this is so unbelievable amazing!

  • September 27, 2010 at 2:00 am

    It’s a great montage I love it.. with all the clasics and the music it’s amazing .. goes perfect !!!

  • January 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    There’s is definitely a certain feeling to analog editing. it more raw, and unforgiving, but at the same time adds a peculiar and chanting grittiness and emotion to the cuts. I love this clip to bits…

  • LeyLey

    March 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Ahh, this video brought a grin to my face, that was great!

  • March 10, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Nice compilation I like it!

  • Otacon126

    June 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Magnificent montage! Great job.

  • derrick554

    September 21, 2011 at 1:32 am

    this song is very akin to a castlevania song.

  • Iron65

    October 16, 2012 at 1:13 am


  • December 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I always did like Saberwulf’s theme the most. 😀

  • DoctorColossus

    April 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

    James, Saberwulf was my favorite character in KI. I think that you were a lucky kid to have access to such equipment in the 90’s. You’re parents must have been very supportive.

  • July 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    damn, 1997. if I were to see this back then, nightmares for weeks. and you made this with the 2 VCR thing, right? pretty cool. awesome use of the killer instinct soundtrack. i played the hell out of that CD when I got it too.

  • August 26, 2015 at 1:55 am

    One of my favorite things James ever made. Still to this day. This is a great example of a persons spirit shining through, just using clips from pre-existing media. There’s something to be said for analogy editing. Forces you to do a good job.

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