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Dark Knight Returns to Fan Films

Dark Knight mania may have ebbed in the few months since the blockbuster feature film’s release, but that just means people are biding their time until the DVD comes out, just in time for the holiday buying season.

Until then, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the resulting wave of fan films inspired by Batman that have been released online in recent times. Take, for instance, Batman: Dark Tomorrow and , now online—or you can go see one in person this weekend.

Scott Hamilton, producer and an actor in Batman: Dark Tomorrow wrote in about his Bat-project:

“The film runs about 50 minutes long, and was shot for under $1,000. It isn’t a film based on The Dark Knight, but it’s about Batman and the Joker. I will go ahead and say that the film does not go too deep into the many possibilities that could be explored with the Batman/Joker relationship; we were more concerned with just making a fun and entertaining action/Batman film (it really picks up about 10 or 15 minutes into it). It has received very positive reviews from, including a great review from the site owner, Chayden.

If you don’t have the patience for such a long flick, you may want to look into The Return; clocking in at about 13 minutes, it follows a poker game among a group of Gotham criminals, when (ahem) an uninvited guest shows up to spoil the evening. While the acting leaves a bit to be desired, it’s a pretty good flick; writer/director Neil Rickatson builds up a good amount of suspense through editing and then pays off with a nice twist. If you dig it, there’s also on YouTube as well.

If you want to check out a Batman fan flick in-person, make your way to the Naperville Film Festival for The Family Matinee screenings this Saturday, September 27. They’ll be showing The Dark Knight Project, which we’ve written about plenty of times here on FCT. Held at the A. Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, the Matinee screenings will be shown at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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