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The Boat That Would Not Fly (Death Boat in the US)

A film by Italian filmmaker Cardial Alosque, The Boat That Would Not Fly is a tale about a gallows used to kill an infamous serial killer, but is shortly thereafter disassembled and the wood planks used to build the rest of a ship. The boat begins to kill people, both by seeming to have its onboard equipment move by itself, and by sailing on its own and ramming into other boats and running over swimmers. A priest of the coastal fishing town defies the church by learning how to sail so he can stop the possessed boat. The Italian title of the movie comes from a quote from the priest who in one part explains "Cruising across the water is a joyous and wonderful thing. It feels like flying across the blue sea of the ocean. but this boat... This boat will not fly. Its wings have been taken by the devil." When the movie was released in the US, Saturn Jupiter (the US distributor) did not think domestic audiences would get the title, and so renamed it for the domestic release as Death Boat.

The Town That Bled The Devil Dry

The town that bled the devil dry is a horror movie set in the expansion-era west, where a town discovers the devil and hunts him down. After capturing the devil, he tries to warn them that he is not their enemy, that the Bible is really propaganda, and that he uses his powers to keep God at bay, lest he imposes a dystopian rule on all of earth. They decide to hang him anyway, and when he dies, the sky rains blood and horrific looking creatures which call themselves angels descend to enslave the earth. The movie is actually by a Cuban director who fled Castro's Cuba, and the film has heavy political overtones.

Babysreich

Babysreich was a planned but never released one-shot series conceived by Æon Flux creator Peter Chung in a rare collaboration with Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge and produced exclusively for MTV. The show was to be a limited series that consisted of a self-contained story in one season, with no additional materials planning after the conclusion of that series.

Babysreich was initially intended to be announced during MTV's 1995 Movie & TV Awards, but behind the scenes accounts say that the announcement was scrapped in favor of adding a fourth spoofed scene segment for Interview with the Vampire. In the two previous years of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, only three spoofed scenes had been included, but the popularity of the segments led MTV to produce a fourth in 1995. It was also rumored that Peter Chung and Mike Judge had failed to create an animated trailer by September when the Movie & TV Awards aired, as development of the series was behind schedule, which precipitated both MTV preparing a fourth spoof segment and the announcement being dropped from the programming because of a lack of material.

Shortly after the 1995 Movie & TV Awards, Æon Flux's third season ended, and MTV disclosed that it would not be renewing the show for a fourth season. It is believed that this move is what caused Peter Chung to end his collaboration with Mike Judge and MTV on Babysreich and the show was quietly cancelled thereafter. The project does not seem to have ever been picked back up any any point, and neither MTV, Peter Chung, or Mike Judge have commented publicly about it.

The show was mostly storyboarded and several episodes had scripts written for them. Scans or photos of these is where most of the content which can be found online about the series comes from. It is said that that limited test animation exists, but none has ever surfaced. Those familiar with the project describe the plot of Babysreich as being about a baby who is born with a disorder which causes it to age mentally but remain as a child physically. The child has no outlet except thinking and is revealed to have also been born with a genius level IQ. Its parents lie to it and tell it that its disability is actually a gift--an envious advancement in human biology. The baby, with the help of its parents, begins to inflict other babies in the town with the same condition and build a small army of intelligent babies which then launch a blitz attack and take over their city. The protagonist of the series was said to be a reported who witnesses some of the bizarre goings on in the city and investigates despite the authorities writing off her warnings, but who occupies a morally grey area, pursuing the story for their own sake as much as to end the occupation. As the story progresses, she moves through the baby-occupied city and meets other supporting characters, most prominently a taxi driver named Jojo.

The show is said to play heavily into themes of genetics, disability, and how they are perceived, with both the antagonist and many of the shows other characters having genetic conditions they were born with and judged in different ways because of this. The antagonists being babies was also said to be a deliberate stylistic choice to strongly contrast the kind of violence which is usually so prevalent in adult animation, including Chung's own Æon Flux. In the series, the police and eventually the military were to be frequently thwarted and frustrated by their inability to use their normal, violent tactics to deal with the occupation of the city while the babies themselves enforce their rule cruelly against any who oppose them. The show also put a an emphasis that those who worked on the project said was notable to keep the genders of the babies in the series from being disclosed, but it's unclear if this played out in the show at all or if this was just an artifact of the production process.

Some people who claim to have been involved with the project insist that Babysreich was a series that was mostly a heavily satirized account of war coverage by the media, specifically meant as a riff on the recently concluded Gulf War, but this is unconfirmed.