SNIX (1993)

Mike Matei / April 13th, 2013


  • April 13, 2013 at 6:56 am


    • Jaxson

      September 23, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      you did too look at that spelling

  • April 13, 2013 at 7:00 am

    so is it up yet?
    all I’m getting is the springboard logo.

  • April 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    what the f i wated a week for a logo

  • Super METROID

    April 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

    the 1st SNIX movie was springboard logo.

  • simonli2575

    April 13, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Finally! It’s out!

    • simonli2575

      April 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Wait, only the logo is shown? Where’s the rest?

  • An Heroic Hippo

    April 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I was 3

    • Justine König

      April 14, 2013 at 6:43 am

      I wasnt even born!

      • April 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

        I was a fetus!

      • Ruben

        April 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

        Me neither!

      • Tomas Chaparro

        May 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        How many years you have?

    • Don Moran

      April 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

      I was 13. I’m about the same age as James. That’s mostly why I really relate to a lot of his videos.

    • April 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      I was 4, but I still can feel identified with his videos 😀

  • Connor Lefevers

    April 13, 2013 at 8:20 am


  • Connor Lefevers

    April 13, 2013 at 8:26 am

    hmm James…mike what is going on here did something go wrong…oh well… JAMES!!! MIKE!!! what is GOING ON… must be technical difficulty’s I should wait instead of typing in all caps to make point

  • Master2873

    April 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Alright 4 seconds of the Springboard Logo!!! Mike what you should do, because I know James wants this to be only on Cinemassacre, Upload it to YouTube, and make it a private video. You should be able to embed it into the site like Springboard. If not you could pass out the link, and it should only be viewable from that link. If there is one thing I noticed is that, YouTube is better than Springboard… I’ve always had problems with Springboard, even for playback.

  • Nick

    April 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Guys, don’t freak. Just refresh the page and it should work.

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I have no idea why Springboard is only playing the logo. I just re-uploaded on Blip. Try it now.

    • Connor Lefevers

      April 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

      thanks for fixing that I have no idea how that could go wrong

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    JAMES, GET THIS WORKING. POST IT ON YT OR SOMETHING!!! Please, I’ve been wanting to see this film since cinemassacre 200. GET IT WORING!!!!! At least make a blog post telling us that youre getting this fixed.

    • April 13, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Did you read my comment? I re-uploaded on Blip. Let me know if it’s STILL not working.

      • plan9studios

        April 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

        no it still not working

      • April 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

        Wait, nevermind. I got it working. This was frickin’ hilarious! Bad, but entertaining and enjoyable all the same. Sorry if that last comment seemed a bit aggressive. Thanks for uploading this, though. Great video. Cant wait till the next one.

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Then I guess it works now?

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I don’t know what you’re talking about James, this is great. Nobody should call their own work bad, and this is no exception. If people like this movie, then while that may not make it good, it still isn’t bad. It’s in the kind of category that movies like “Planet 9” and “The Blob” fall under.

  • plan9studios

    April 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    waited 2 years 4 this to come out…………..for a black scren….somebody needs to fix it fast

    • April 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

      So it’s still not working?

      • April 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

        And it’s not even worth the wait.

  • vaggos toulipas

    April 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

    he looked like shit with mustasche

  • Dev3000

    April 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

    That was so bad that it was great, I loved it, can’t wait for the next one

  • April 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I feel like James is showing us these older movies to celebrate finishing the AVGN movie, and that it’s really been done for a while. Maybe he’s not telling us about it to build up suspense.

    • April 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Yeah, I wish.

      • April 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

        lol. Is there anything you can tell us about how far off it is from being done?

  • Bamahut

    April 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Love the mustache you had at the intro!

  • Nick

    April 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Not bad. Well, I mean, it is pretty bad, but you had limited resources, so I’m not gonna judge based on that.I’m gonna guess you “whisper screamed” because you couldn’t be too loud in the house? Can’t wait for Snix The Return!

  • kingkuba123

    April 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

    it worked for me

  • Shane Hunt

    April 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

    love all the taped over but still there background sounds such as TNMT and how many times did you ask if it was recording, too funny, reminds me of all my videos i was making in 93.

  • April 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I pulled through, and I legitimately think this is hysterical. It’s bad, but it truly shows how far James has come.

  • April 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    What a great b-day present! XD

  • Rick

    April 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Yes, YES! Fuck yes! I’ve been so eager to watch a new Snix every Saturday! Can’t wait to see your progression James 🙂

  • Chris Cactus

    April 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

    James, I’m glad you uploaded this. Sure, the quality is not nearly as high as what you are producing as an adult, but that didn’t bother me in the least. It was enjoyable to watch, partly because it reminds me of my own childhood. I thought I was the only person who ran around with Mom and Dad’s camcorder at that age, using whatever paltry resources were available to make little short films! As I near 30, I wish I still had that seemingly limitless supply of creativity and imagination that I had when I was a kid! Seeing stuff like this really provides an insight into the “man” James Rolfe as opposed to the “Internet celebrity” James Rolfe. You seem like a real down-to-earth kind of guy, James, and are no doubt an inspiration to many, myself included. I look forward to more, and hope to make the trip out to Philly when you finally premiere the AVGN movie. In the meantime maybe I will dig up some of my own old tapes, have a good laugh and reminisce about a simpler time.

  • An Heroic Hippo

    April 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I’d love to hear some commentary during these. You could explain what those green marks were and whatever else haha

    Also love that old VHS distortion you don’t see anymore.

  • April 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I used to have that exact same oval rug that you have in the basement of that house. Weird!

    I liked the video. Especially because it shows how much you’ve improved since then.

  • Ricardo Martínez

    April 13, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I’m gonna be honest and say that I’m stunned. Don’t get me wrong, it is by no means a good movie though good entertainment actually. What truly surprises me is that to be 12 years old and have very limited resources this is actually pretty good for those standards. I’m really eager to see the next Snix movies.

  • Toni H

    April 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

    ..some samurai butt!

    • April 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Yeah TMNT 3 was coming out that year. So Snix wasn’t the only bad movie of that time.

  • russiancthulhu

    April 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

    works just fine, James
    looks just terrible

  • Joker83

    April 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    That was amazing. That took me right back to 1993, the Chicago Bulls jacket, the grown-ups doing grown-up things in the background, it was perfect. You’re idea with the box was really clever too, I loved this and would watch all the Snix movies right now if they were posted.
    Looking forward to next Saturday morning, this was great – thanks for sharing this James!

  • April 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Wow it’s so weird to see you talking about your own movies in that introduction. I guess that must have been around 2000, strange to think you were already revisiting and analyzing your old material even before you had your videos on the internet.

    This actually wasn’t too bad. it had a lot of energy and I could follow the plot somewhat. It was also pretty funny how all the mistakes were left in, I guess that’s how it was back then! How did you hire the fat ginger kid from The Sandlot? Also was that your sister in the beginning? I can see why you never used her in any other videos

    I can’t wait to see the rest of the Snix saga. I am frothing at the mouth in anticipation.

  • zgh50

    April 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Damn, James, that was fun to watch. I’m not being sarcastic. It was great!

  • e_honda_civic

    April 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    You dick. Hah, it reminds me of my old “movies”. Nerd face looking over the couch haha. And I use to hate those soccer chicks with their umbro shorts

  • Bobby1001

    April 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    This is pretty amusing for a movie made by a 12 year old.

  • Sylvos Windrunner

    April 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    On the first movie you have ever made its pretty good!

    Sorry for bad English

  • April 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Still better than “Twilight”.

  • Whitey3

    April 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    This video isn’t working :

  • April 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

    i don’t know why people are getting a spring board logo, mine plays fine. very funny movie.

  • AnKun

    April 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    It sucks so bad it’s good

  • Ricky Vega

    April 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Holy shit, that caught me off guard and made me laugh xD

  • Alejandro Castelán

    April 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

    This is better than the new hollywood productions…

  • Steve Irving

    April 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    What’s in the box?

    Can’t wait to find out …. dum dum DUUM

    Thanks for posting this James considering you were only 12 and it was back in 93 I think the end product is very impressive (even if it has been re edited by your older more experienced self) and if they get better as they go I’m really looking forward to watching more.

    I imagine it will be one of those:
    Your admission fee covers the cost of your entire seat, though you’ll only need the edge.
    Kind of movies. Haha

    Keep up the good work james

  • diegowar

    April 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I didn’t like Snix, but it might be some of the best stuff I’ve seen a 12 years old direct (which isn’t saying much, but still). Somehow it’s also far from the worst “real movies” I’ve watched : where some of which were extremely boring, at least Snix kept me somewhat wondering because of the what-the-fuck-is-going-on constant feeling. Anyway, thanks for sharing this, I’m definitely interested to see the rest of the six snix flicks 🙂

  • April 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    awesome but really bad at the same time

  • Alexandre Pelletier

    April 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Nice, i was born the same year as SNIX.

  • April 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’ve been wanting to see the SNIX series ever since I saw them on your filmography page and you definitely didn’t disappoint!

    I loved how the actress at the start kept laughing and the paper credits at the beginning. I really felt like I was transported back to 1993 with your friend’s Chicago Bulls Jacket and I even owned that same toy sword in 1993!

    Absolutely looking forward to the next SNIX videos. If you ever plan to do a modern remake, please do paper credits again as a homage to the original!

    I know you re-cut these, but did you leave in the TMNT commercial bits for fun?

  • Kanger

    April 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    “Imagine something nice. I’m going away now.”

  • The Formless One

    April 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I mustache you a question, Mr. Rolfe…^^

  • April 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Neat film, James!

  • culwin

    April 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    This was so scary I shat my pants.

  • April 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Given that this was filmed and edited on a potato, that you had zero budget and that you were 12 years old: It’s a good movie. The distorted lo-fi feel and the ghost possessing the camcorder with the TMNT theme made it all the more haunting. This is probably what would happen if similar events to that of Paranormal Activity would happen to a twelve year old who tried to document it all with a videocamera and the nearest vhs tape they could find.
    Can’t wait for the Six Snix Flix Uncut DVD with commentary. (it needs to happen!)
    Also: magnificent ‘stache!

  • Jack Mule

    April 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Looks like you’ve come along way. Good to see the old stuff. Looking forward to the evolution of this series.

  • April 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I gotta know, is that Mustache on 1998 James real?

  • RachyK

    April 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Omg, i love it, haha
    I thought it was just me that did “weird things” like this as a child.
    I wonder what will happen in the next Snix Flix

  • Darkhusky88

    April 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    LoL he recorded himself saying “Its recording”

  • April 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I would had loved to have a friend like you in that age, watching a self made horror movie, AWESOME! Funny thing is, after SNIX (1993), it automaticly played “The Deader The Better” and that Sir, was one hell of a contrast. Got me a bit melancholic seeing how time passed, I was about 6 years old when you made SNIX, i guess no one would had thought that this little James we see here will spread his passion and love for making movies around the world to so many people 20 years later. I love all of your work, I do not know anyone who kept on doing the things he loved as a child and managed to become very good at it as you do. Best wishes from germany, thanks for the entertainment.

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    April 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Not gonna lie, it’s bad. But that’s why i already love it. Especially the suprise attack from TMNT and the Japanese WWII aircraft. That was hilarious and even a bit scary because was unexpected.

  • April 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    not TOO bad

  • Squall85

    April 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    It’s unbelievable! It’s been 20 years and your voice is just the same!

  • April 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Awesome! Forget about Lynch, this is much more obscure. 😀

  • April 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Well you were right James this is pretty bad, yet oh so funny. Thanks for sharing it

  • Victoria Barrett

    April 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Fuck yeah i have been waitng for this!

  • Alice Jameson

    April 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Nice. I rather enjoyed this. Can’t wait to see the second one next week. XD

  • April 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Not too bad. Especially for a couple of kids. I’ve seen a lot worse done by people with an actual budget and with adults.

  • Victoria Barrett

    April 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Teenage mutant ninja turtles

  • Anthony Jackson

    April 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    pretty cool

  • Derek Nyberg

    April 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURT *cut to next scene*

  • Fei Wong

    April 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This should be called:
    The legend of James Rolfe: Snix’s Mask

  • Colestramus

    April 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Damn. Nice movie man. Takes me while back when I used to do homemade movies with my friends. One of them is actually pretty good, (for standars ofc). What impresses me, is the imagination. We used to do short films about mortal kombat, counter strike and stuff like that, so in that case, even that this is horrible, it is way better than what I used to do 😀

  • April 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I actually liked it quite a bit. I don’t know why, probably because of the effective satanic schlock, but I thought about Olaf Ittenbach’s Premutos while watching it.
    I also got the idea of James Rolfe’s AVGN career as a ruse to obtain a wide audience in order unleash Snix’s evil domination into the world via demonic cheesiness.

  • Gregory Hoffman

    April 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    WOW that was fun.

  • April 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    DUDE, the yellow duckling with the Inspector Gadget voice that they used as commercial-bumpers during Fox Saturday morning cartoons! I remember that crap… and he always said “SHEESH!” Thanks for the nostalgia, man.

  • punkbikerdude

    April 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    This was a wonderful nostalgia trip for me. It reminds me so much of what it was like being a kid in the early 90’s. Thanks a lot for this, it was fun to watch!

  • Paul Sendell

    April 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Hey James, I only discovered you in October of 2012 and myself and my good friend Tom have become hardcore fans ever since watching the Top Gun review 😛 Seriously, the water trickling down your forehead as you tried to land the plane had us both in utter hysterics xD

    But yeah, onto Snix, as interesting as this was to watch just to get an idea of how the Rolfe Saga all started, I feel the watchabitity of these films would be greatly increased if you released a commentary video to accompany each one.

    Just an idea 🙂
    I know you’re a busy man right now so please feel free to tell me to shove it up my arse-crack.

  • April 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    This has to be the coolest thing! This remindes me of my slf when I was that age I love trying to make a move. It alwaysed ended in me or my sister crying.

  • Lesley M.

    April 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Hahaha I love it! The people walking by in the background, the chicago bulls jacket, the rattail, the teenage mutant ninja turtle segues…awesomeness. Makes me really sad that I taped over all the old movies me and my cousins made. Excited for the rest!!

  • rombus

    April 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    lol recorden on top of the teenage mutant ninja turtles

  • April 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I’m going to do a commentary on my channel darkknightgamer123 tomorrow as a review/reaction

  • April 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Hah, digging the tmnt audio between the scenes.

  • Mihai Matei

    April 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I can’t believe how unchanged your voice is!

  • April 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Whoa, I know this probably wasn’t the intention at all, considering this genre wasn’t really alive back then, but it really felt like a found-footage movie to movie to me. Which I guess makes sense considering the linear editing and what-not, it really makes me eager to see how cinematic the sequels became!

    Also, this was a treat to watch, made me feel like a kid again because I was really trying to watch it with a ten-year-old type of mentality, in a way, the movie makes much more sense when you watch it like this.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    April 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Oh man, that was great! 😀 Amusing, to say the least. This is like.. a double time capsule! You when you are 18, revealing something you made when you were twelve! In any case, I doubt many of the big time Hollywood directors are this open about their roots!

    Gotta love the parents or whoever that is talking in the background, along with shots of them, and the sound of the TV, haha. Also love how it was recorded over old cartoons, and the occasional “it’s recording”. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this. It will be interesting to see how you, and Snix, progress.

    Also, what children’s book is the guy in the box from?

    • Ben_from_G-town

      April 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Oh great Dr. Claw voice, by the way. And I love how you killed a ghost with a sword! The sword is probably magical, but still. 😛

  • April 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    this was… i cant find words, well, cant wait for more ! ^^

  • HighVoltage

    April 13, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    LMAO! Whats in the box! David Fincher totally owes you some cred.

  • April 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I can actually see the thing

  • Leo

    April 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    LOL Wow that was actually pretty cool, a real blast from the past! Amazingly, even as a kid you can notice the early use of some (somewhat shaky) film techniques, pretty impressive all things considered. Mostly the film just really makes me feel nostalgic for when I was a kid back in the 90’s, just free-wheeling fun with good chums, good movies, good video games, and over-the-top imagination making up all kinds of goofy stuff. Makes me think, “oh yeah, I was a kid once too…”. Can’t wait to see the rest of the Six Snix Flix! XD

    • drockopotamus

      April 14, 2013 at 2:14 am

      Same here! Keep them coming James!

  • JimmyDash32

    April 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I have to say It was interesting. Curious how the unedited version is. Can’t wait to see how this progresses as you got older. I’d say after showing them all I’d buy a DVD of this stuff. LOL So primitive but i found it entertaining.

  • Thomas

    April 13, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Man, all the work back then to cut/edit this video,if im not mistaken you said in one of your videos, you used 2 VHS Recorders to make things like this…well done an pretty awsome for your age.
    Ive seen some comments where u say Snix is bad and…
    its for sure not a masterpiece but it started the whole thing and now, there will be a movie coming out with your name on it. Be more proud about snix is what im trying to say. ^^ Thanks for sharing this. I like :3

  • tylerdurden389

    April 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    James was doing the “camera focused on running person’s feet” 6 years before Blair Witch was made lol. He even had “what’s in the box?” 2 years before the movie S7ven!!

  • The Kemosabi

    April 14, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Lol I loved watching this. It reminds me so much of when I was a kid and my friends and I would make movies. I was about the same age in 1993 and seeing this brings back memories.

  • Steve McNamee

    April 14, 2013 at 1:32 am

    My favorite part has to be the “It’s a box” scene. Wish I had a camera growing up.

  • drockopotamus

    April 14, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Haha, Lio! High foot!

  • Will Graham

    April 14, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I love it, James. So cool to see what you did with your time at that age.

  • diesel

    April 14, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Nice mustache;)

  • KingJoseph61

    April 14, 2013 at 4:49 am

    That was weird, but it was good. Thank for putting it up, so people can watch it.

  • AbsoluteDeicide

    April 14, 2013 at 9:18 am

    You must have been pissed as a kid that you taped over Ninja Turtles.

  • MrBrrumpkins

    April 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    @ 8:12 James is hyperventilating.

  • April 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love this film! Is it okay if I upload this to YouTube for anyone who’s having trouble with the blip player and springboard? Again, great film, James! I can’t wait for the next one!

  • John Fitzhenry

    April 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

    It’s kinda cool that this movie was filmed 21 days after I was born not too far from where I live. I’ve been a big fan since 2006 with the power glove episode.

  • Panagiotis Zografos

    April 14, 2013 at 11:22 am


  • April 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks James for all your video’s, must take a lot of work & patience. None of these douche-bag assholes can truly appreciate hard, dedicated work unless they’ve been through it themselves. Interesting movie I can see where you were going with Snix. Obviously being your first movie there’s going to be some flaws, but people learn through making mistakes (Eg. this “Jim Brown” character’s whore mother should of swallowed her mistake). Googled you on wikipedia congratulations on becoming a father, best feeling in the world. You have a strong team (Mike,Kyle, whoever else) I enjoy Mike’s videos & Kyle’s hilarious tunes. God bless all you & your families.Also I enjoy both you & Mike’s game reviews especially the ones Mike reviews for current consoles. I usually look at IGN for video reviews. Gives me insight before I purchase any video games, so please do more.

  • erik37

    April 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    lol nice man, reminds me of shit i use to do, my first video sucked balls i still have it on vhs its was made in 1992 or 1993 but its funny to look at wish i would have kept with making them use to be so much fun.

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    writing as i’m watching! Funny as heck! i can’t stop laughing! the close up was too funny i love when james says “close your eyes and ugh imagine something nice ok i’m going away now” LMAO its like close your eyes while i run away! snix is freaking awesome! lols Hay when the red head kid finds snix in the sink is that the same sink mr bubbles was drown in? just wondering… cool how the red head kid has the snix mask on! this is so cool! im going to watch this twice! and i cant wait for the next one 😀 LOL james is fighting a ghost with a sword, lol AND TURTLES LOLZ THAT WAS GREAT, SO many easter eggs, ima have to watch this many times to find all the easter eggs lol you may not see them as easter eggs but i do, and by easter egg i mean cool little things people seem to over look 😀 the story is great every thing is soo cool XD GReat JOB JAMES XD loved the movie cant wait for the next one

  • April 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Lol, no offense but that was difficult to watch… Then again, so was Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste, and Sam Raimi’s Within the Woods, every film maker has to start somewhere though, thanks for showing us 😉

  • April 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    On some of the videos you have to click the picture for it to play.

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!! haha

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Snix would be more intimating if he did not talk.

  • April 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    this is so weird

  • Shellster04

    April 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Whaha James warned us that this movie would be bad, but it is just as bad as he said it would be. Relieved that James has dropped the creepy mustache since 1998, too. I’m only going to sit through SNIX just cause little James is so stinking adorable!!

  • Lodmot

    April 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    xDDDDDDDD This was pretty cool!
    How did you do those superimposed color drawings in the screen?

    • April 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      Check out cinemassacre 200. He mentions it in that.

  • April 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    This is hilarious XD. Overacting is just great ))). Also I am happy that I’ve remembered how I used to film something like this when I was this age ))).

  • Paul Allen

    April 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Hey, where was that sword from? I remember that sword but I can’t remember if I had it or if one of my friends did.

  • Chie

    April 14, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Wow, you weren’t fooling when you said this movie was bad….. yet it was also incredibly fun to watch for some reason, plus it’s hard to knock on a movie made in an time by someone at an age where doing so was a lot harger. Thanks for sharing 😀

  • 301gene

    April 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Oh my god, this makes me wanna go find my old VHS tapes that are full of random “movies” that I filmed with my friends when I was that age!! I remember trying to film a movie based on the pc versions of Duke Nukem 3D and Doom.

    This is pretty awesome:) It’s interesting to see how young creative minds work, and how spontaneous they can be – I can tell that you had plenty of cool ideas as a young wannabe filmmaker, but damn it’s expressed in a weird way) Good stuff, can’t wait to see the next Snix movie!

  • Grizly

    April 15, 2013 at 12:24 am

    This video made me realize me and James are the same age, I actually really liked this a lot. It brought several smiles to my face! Whats in the box, some samurai butt?¿? HAH!

  • April 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Hahaha you look real funny with moustache James!
    Just kidding…
    Now for real
    When I see this VHS movie, it´s when I realize that you born to do movies and in the process create Cinemassacre for all the fans that you have in the world.
    This movie its funny and it reflects a funny afternoon between friends.
    Thanks for sharing this part of your history with us.
    I cant wait to see the complete saga of SNIX!
    Regards from Mexico City

  • supabamman

    April 15, 2013 at 2:28 am


  • Terry Newberry

    April 15, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Hey James just wanted to say That i really enjoy looking into the Childhood life of the nerd and seeing what you were and what you have become, not to mention, this is now my new favorite cult classic, used to be night of the living dead 1990 remake, but now its SNIX, and my kids will grow up knowing who SNIX is as well!

  • ejp022791

    April 15, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Thank you, James. That was hilarious.

  • April 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Ha ha ha ! Ninja Turtles and Samurai Butt ? the fat kid sort of jogged more than ran and why didn’t your mom/lady try to help you when Snix was chasing you ?

  • Liam Cole

    April 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I wasn’t born for 3 more years when this was made

  • April 15, 2013 at 11:28 am


  • April 15, 2013 at 11:40 am

    it was so bad it was good,but still it’s cool to see were james got his start in film making. can’t wait to watch the rest of the snix series.

  • April 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    it wasn’t to bad (. . )
    ( . .)
    ok it was pretty bad

  • Phallus Magnum

    April 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    amazed at how 1998 James sounds and acts exactly the same as 2013 James. Looks like a rapist though. Considering it’s made by a 12 yo, SNIX kicks ass. Or should I say, KIX ass 😛

  • ALF4Reals

    April 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Wow your 1998 counterpart was right this did suck, as any of my prepubescent forays into the entertainment industry would. I do however love the intermittent TMNT commercials they really give the movie a 90s feel with a shot of nostalgia. The oblivious grown-ups in the background couldn’t care less about the goings on of little boys playing with a video camera, i found myself trying to listen in on their conversation to hear some totally radical 90s gossip. I look forward to seeing how you progress from film to film and how much better the sequels will be, because this movie set the bar really low lol… but kudos 12 year old James

  • Lanlost

    April 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    “Ghosts everywhere, what am I going to do? This house is haunted…”

    Quote of the movie.

    Not saying much, but considering the film itself and the age it could have at least been the beginning to first-in-the-series Resident Evil/Clock Tower/etc.

    Best quote from the sequels? Time will tell..

  • April 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

    8:57, same washbin as Mr. Bucket episode?

  • April 16, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Heh. Well, you weren’t kidding. It was pretty bad. But, it’s really cool to see how you’ve grown and evolved as a filmmaker. It’s also really neat to be able look how your mind worked as a kid. And even though the movie was bad, there were a lot of good film techniques that you used as a kid; those techniques were intuitive to you, not requiring any formal film education at all. Overall, really neat little movie, and I look forward to seeing the rest.

    Oh, and the molester-stache looks terrible. It makes you look like a sexual predator 😛

  • Xeo

    April 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I know you guys were just kids, but your friend did some terrible acting, heh. Still, I made a camcorded horror flick when I was younger too, I know how it goes.

    I gotta say though, I actually laughed out loud when the scene cut and a previously recorded episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came through in the audio for a split second, glad you left that in there. I know you could have edited it out, but it made it feel that much more real.

  • Nekaron

    April 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    This was awesome! Loved the section of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles commercial. Can’t wait to see the rest

  • Jackred89

    April 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    First off I been a fan of yours for the last couple of years. I am glad you said you are taking time to properly edit them. You are both a great actor & director. As many have said before it had to start somewhere. Clearly this movie had a ton of issues.

    Comparing it to Creepshow III you at least did something better. You took part of a concept that so many has done before. Yet you made it your own by making the monster a mask.

    Sure might compared it to Goosebumps mainly Haunting Mask episodes. Obviously you decided to use ghosts which was okay. Although they didn’t really play any major role in the movie.

    I will give you credit for making this as young as twelve years old. I just wish you had a third person holding the camera. The editing in the movie before you shorten it. In all honestly one of the worst I seen.

    I also don’t fully get the title of this movie. Usually when I hear that word. It often reminds me of late night Nick shows. The story was okay but really needed a direction.

    It’s like oh a talking mask then ghosts appeared out of no where. Also could you explain to us what was in that box. For a minute there I thought it was Pandora’s Box. If you’re new to this then let me tell you. In Greek Mythology someone was asked to watch over it.

    This person kept getting curious about what’s inside. As soon as it was opened the end of the world happened. I know a little too much to think over something like that.

    In conclusion SNIX is bad to okay movie. I just wondered what were you smoking lol.

  • taykel

    April 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I’m looking forward to the next ones. They will definitely get better and better.

  • April 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    i would rather have shit dumped all over my face then watch this

  • Gloating Demon

    April 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I think this is what was in the box… →

  • April 17, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Hey, James! I’ve been an avid follower of your material for a while now, but I registered specifically because I really, really love what you did with Snix.

    It reminds me so much of the videos I made at age 13, which coincidentally started with a friend coming over; really just playing with a camcorder and the idea to make a movie dawning on us as we created it. Story on the fly, “edited” in-camera, with props at hand…funnily enough, a 2-liter of Mountain Dew became the star of the action. When we filmed our next venture, the soda bottle returned… this time, with more semblance of a script, of cohesive shots. By this time, my cousin had some Pinnacle Studio software on his computer and the ability to capture video, and it became so much more.

    The third part of what was destined to be a trilogy became epic; I had purchased one of the early DVD burners (this is circa 2003) and distributed the first two films at school to friends; clamor was high for the next installment. It became a thirty-minute epic, with a thoughtfully designed structure, actual characters, a story. Snazzily-edited and scored and all that. And it was a huge hit with my friends! It was awesome to be able to make a movie at a time when home camcorders were used for so little besides football games and music recitals.

    Obviously, you were doing this years before me, but I just see so many parallels that it messes with my mind, a bit. I’m so happy for you that the AVGN series has allowed you to do what you want to do (I hope, at least!) and it’s so exciting to be able to see where it all began.

    Needless to say, I can’t wait for the next Snix. 🙂

    (if you’re in any way curious enough to check out my mountain dew trilogy in reference, I’ll include a horrifying link to it: – cheers!)

  • FrZnScout

    April 17, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Looks really bad, sounds really bad. Terrible acting…. I LIKE IT!

  • Critic From The Future

    April 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Best movie ever! I love how you can see his mom walking in the backround in one shot and hear her talking in a lot of it. Can’t wait for part 2!

  • April 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Dear James, Grow a new mustache.

  • Benobot99

    April 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Pretty good for 12 years old. Funny how your Mom or someone was in the bathroom in the background of that one scene. I saw the video fine, I don’t know why people are complaining about only seeing a logo.

  • Paul Dower

    April 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    The way he described filming Snix reminds me of how I am with a film right now where: only a few actors are available at a time, a camera and two theatrical lights, and no money for a budget

  • Alyxx

    April 18, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Absolutely adored the film. I actually think it’s really impressive what you were able to do back then and I loved the random nature about it. And I actually managed to follow the store despite the incredible pacing. When you were knocked out by that ball bat I almost thought the TMNT stuff was left in to indicate you were passed out and dreaming about turtles or something haha! Anyway, thank you for sharing this! I love it! Can’t wait for the sequel!

  • Gate

    April 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    You should revive Snix.
    It be nice to see what you can accomplish now with the skills and resources you have now.
    Snix 2014: Resurrection

  • Super METROID

    April 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    On 09:56 all SNIX going to kill James and parents peacefully stand on background.

  • D3MoNR3N0

    April 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    It kept me entertained lol

  • Lee

    April 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I had a blast doing home movies like these when I was a kid, and they always took place in our parent’s home, or the front yard. Love the redhead’s rat tail btw.

  • amiesu3

    April 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm


  • Radelta

    April 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Nice film, so many of the shots remind me a lot of the movies I used to make around my house with my friend when I got a video camera, so I couldnt help enjoying it. We generally made action movies so it was like seeing one of our own crappy home movies in a new genre.
    Oh and my mother has that exact same curio cabinent in her house, too. Weird.

  • April 21, 2013 at 2:23 am

    some samurai butt

  • April 21, 2013 at 2:30 am

    james, you gotta stop saying how bad this is, you were 12. i was 12 in 93 also and used to play with my parents video camera a lot. your creativity and grasp of movie making for a 12 year old is awesome! all these videos show is how you truly found your calling in life and they are inspiring for that reason. dont be so hard on the six snix flix, and dont be embarrased of them. thanks for sharing these!

  • Trenton Girone

    April 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    James, I have seen your work. It is awesome. Can not wait for the AVGN Movie. Should be great! Maybe there will be a game in the future. Maybe.

  • April 22, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Oh my God, it was worse than I thought…

  • April 22, 2013 at 8:43 am

    DAT moustache….

  • Rotted Extravaganza

    April 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    some samurai butt.. leo, high foot!

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Leo, High foot!

  • April 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    The ginger version of chunk is a good actor

  • Levon Levoni

    April 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Who is that person “Jennifer Moore”? I know i’ve heard that name before? Could you possibly give us some info about who she is/was?

  • USSRLevoni

    April 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Who is that person “Jennifer Moore”? I know i’ve heard that name before? Could you possibly give us some info about who she is/was?

  • USSRLevoni

    April 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Who is that person “Jennifer Moore”? I know i’ve heard that name before? Could you possibly give us some info about who she is/was

  • fantasticfink

    April 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I started to make a horror movie when I was about twelve or thirteen. I think me and a friend got into an argument over who was going to to what. We got like three scenes in and quit. Now I’m depressed I didn’t finish it. I could have been the next James Rolph…sigh.

  • April 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    WOW… I say start a Snix remix or remake campane were others try and make there own version of it and then upload it… the catch is you can ONLY use the things that you had when you were making the film. I have no clue where one would find an old VHS camera but tit for tat a camera for a camrea, paper props, and in camera effects… How cheesy can we get? Maybe even continue the story…. and that book at the end I used to have it I think but I can’t remember what it was…

  • Allan Frederiksen

    April 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Great film actually, no joke. I’m already looking forward to the remaining sequels. It reminds me of my own days as a kid/teenager, making low/no-budget splatterfilms with my friends, back in the ’90s. We always used Blackcurrant Juice as blood, which actually worked quite well. It gave some nice, cheap, effects… But those damn bees, man. Good times, indeed.

  • April 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    i guess some samurai’s but was in the box

  • Starcraft39

    May 1, 2013 at 4:21 am

    The weirdest part about it is that it’s poorly edited in the sense of continuity and has lots of jump-cuts but it’s actually done skillfully (assuming that’s not synonymous with bad.)

  • supermark64

    May 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    My sister is 12. She says you’re hot XD.

  • May 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    “and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtl…” <- best edit ever. 😀

  • Guillaume Beck

    May 9, 2013 at 1:55 am

    James, in the introduction you say each episod is better than it’s predecessor … I’m not sure it’s true, in fact for what I’ve seen (with only three episods online) each new episod seriously streghten the whole series and gives more value to the previous installments.
    Instead of re-cutting each one separately it might have been a good idea to rethink the whole series and edit it in a single gigantic film. It would be great, especially since you grow up through the series and that alone, in a feature film would feel pretty unique despite the differences in skills and quality.
    That would require to add a few inserts here and there to fill a few blanks but it might be the occasion to use old stuff once again, which could be pretty cool.
    By the way, I’m sure these movies feel better now with the new cut but I’d watch longer version gladly as far as I’m concerned. I watched the three first episods in a row and didn’t get bored at all, I can’t wait for the next ones.

  • Eindhoven

    May 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    He looks like a Freddie Mercury, lol.

  • June 29, 2013 at 4:15 am

    best movie evar

  • July 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I love the fact that there’s still some TMNT audio on this. That’s something missing from a lot of found footage films.

  • Nemico Tenebre

    August 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Wow… I was still just a little baby when this was filmed, almost a year old. I’m 20 years old now. Pretty neat. I love these home movies!

  • September 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Nice Movie XD… Loving it.
    I wonder if this Jennifer Moore in the opening scene is related to the Whitney Moore in the upcoming AVGN Movie…

  • FatherMulcahy10

    November 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Dino with a plain in its mouth. did the snix briefly controlled him?

  • February 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    the Nerd had a mustache?!

  • supermark64

    March 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

    IMDb estimates the budget for this at $785,932! XD

  • April 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    i wonder whats his first movie ?

  • July 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Snix shouldnt have a remake but a match up with my character Nick riser the first film should get done before july 25 then ill make sequels to The Killer tell me what do you think

  • August 2, 2014 at 3:12 am

    So bad its good

  • September 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    There’s triple A movies, like Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s B movies, like the Giant Claw, and there’s ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ movies, like Snix. It’s still the best movie ever, though.

  • October 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I remember making a movie like this when i was like 6. I still have the tapes as well… from what i gather it was about some invisible zombies that were intelligent and beginning to travel from my town in the uk to… California…

  • John Peterson

    January 4, 2015 at 1:24 am


  • January 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Good Job

  • Alexander Sletten

    February 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I’m making a video for my youtube channel called Sleex and is heavily inspired by this

  • February 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    “Who’s going to sit through all this hours of homemade movies?”

    Come on, James! I’d sit to watch it even with 9 hours of one of your movies! You’re a genious movie productor, always loved your work and this… this is a masterpiece!

    Love you and all the cinemassacre’s crew… old and new.

  • Robert Murphy

    April 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    My list of Snix films from best to worst (opinion)

    1. The rotten corpse of snix
    2.snix again
    3.The banishing of the evil spirit of snix
    4.snix: the return
    5. The possessed mask of snix
    6. snix

  • SpecialBomb

    May 17, 2015 at 10:57 am


  • kade kyner

    August 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I wonder what they used for the music.

  • October 14, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Scarier than Annabelle (2014).

  • October 14, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Make a big budget motion picture of Snix !! Sinx: The Legend Continues…

  • Caveman Gamer

    January 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    He Should remake these with higher quality and you know better story elements

  • Bryn Hworth

    March 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Why does it say tmnt randomly??????


    June 8, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    “the six snix flicks”

  • AngusYoung666

    July 25, 2016 at 2:38 am

    12 year old James is adorable.

  • August 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm


  • Noa Moskaljov

    October 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    What book was that from?

  • October 12, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I loved the Snix trilogy, I’ll get to the other Snix movies soon. They’re really inspiring me to do some horror/comedy movies. Great job, James.

  • November 18, 2016 at 7:00 am


  • November 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    ah the good old days!

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