Mike Matei / April 13th, 2013
April 13, 2013 at 6:56 am
YOU FAIL MOTHAFUCKA!
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
April 13, 2013 at 7:38 am
the 1st SNIX movie was springboard logo.
April 13, 2013 at 7:56 am
Finally! It’s out!
April 13, 2013 at 7:57 am
Wait, only the logo is shown? Where’s the rest?
April 13, 2013 at 8:00 am
I was 3
April 14, 2013 at 6:43 am
I wasnt even born!
April 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm
I was a fetus!
April 16, 2013 at 11:41 am
May 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm
How many years you have?
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 😀
April 13, 2013 at 8:20 am
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
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.
April 13, 2013 at 8:52 am
Guys, don’t freak. Just refresh the page and it should work.
April 13, 2013 at 10:04 am
It worked. Thanks.
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.
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.
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.
Then I guess it works now?
April 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm
Lol I love you James.
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.
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?
And it’s not even worth the wait.
April 13, 2013 at 9:33 am
he looked like shit with mustasche
April 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm
The mustache was awesome!
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?
April 13, 2013 at 9:51 am
Love the mustache you had at the intro!
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!
April 13, 2013 at 10:00 am
it worked for me
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.
I pulled through, and I legitimately think this is hysterical. It’s bad, but it truly shows how far James has come.
What a great b-day present! XD
Yes, YES! Fuck yes! I’ve been so eager to watch a new Snix every Saturday! Can’t wait to see your progression James 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 13, 2013 at 11:07 am
works just fine, James
looks just terrible
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!
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.
April 13, 2013 at 11:17 am
Damn, James, that was fun to watch. I’m not being sarcastic. It was great!
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
April 13, 2013 at 11:23 am
This is pretty amusing for a movie made by a 12 year old.
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”.
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.
April 13, 2013 at 11:34 am
It sucks so bad it’s good
April 13, 2013 at 11:41 am
THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!
Holy shit, that caught me off guard and made me laugh xD
April 13, 2013 at 11:43 am
This is better than the new hollywood productions…
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
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
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?
April 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm
Yeah, it had to stay in.
April 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm
“Imagine something nice. I’m going away now.”
April 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm
I mustache you a question, Mr. Rolfe…^^
April 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm
Neat film, James!
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!
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?
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
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.
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
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
April 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm
Fuck yeah i have been waitng for this!
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.
April 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Teenage mutant ninja turtles
April 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm
April 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURT *cut to next scene*
April 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm
This should be called:
The legend of James Rolfe: Snix’s Mask
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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?
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 ! ^^
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
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
April 14, 2013 at 2:14 am
Same here! Keep them coming James!
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.
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
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!!
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.