Horror Stars Play Slumming Video Game Heroes in 'The Cartridge Family'

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Ever wondered what might happen if classic video game characters like Mario, Megaman and Link suddenly found themselves out of work? Series creators Jackson Stewart and William Rot explore that scenario in the hilarious short film The Cartridge Family: Battle for Employment, which premiered on the gaming site Screw Attack. The short, which you can watch in its entirety below, is the pilot for a planned sitcom about the lives of 8-bit video game characters who are magically released into the real world by an unwitting gamer. The cast includes many familiar genre names – including Almost Human co-stars Graham Skipper and Brian Gillespie as “Sergio” and “Twink,” with Curtiss Frisle (Acme Saturday Night) as “Roboman” and A.J. Bowen (You're Next) as the exasperated gamer who tries to acclimate his new pals to the real world... with hilariously violent results. There's even a Re-Animator connection: Barbara Crampton, star of the classic film,
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