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« on: February 23, 2009, 10:31:46 PM »

My dad told me of this short film he saw -- I'm guessing sometime in the late 60s to mid 70s -- and I'm assuming it was at a theatre or part of a festival. The film was fairly simple (and has been duplicated in TV ads): A fisherman is walking along the shore of a lake and sees a candy bar. He picks it up, unwraps it and  begins to eat it when he realizes to his horror that there's a hook embedded in the chocolate. The candy bar is a lure, and he is slowly dragged underwater into the lake by some other "fisher" hunting men. Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 11:25:00 PM »

I saw that film and it wasn't from the 60s or 70s but was much more recent. Unfortunately I can't remember the title either although I might have actually taped it as it often played before recent films here on our movie networks. Think it might have been actually called Fish Bait but I'd have to check it out again to be certain.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 11:11:05 AM »

I dont know about a short, though for any given idea many people come up with it so
there may be a couple of these around. However the version of this idea I've seen, is
a troma film called Blood Hook, where a serial killer gets people by "fishing them with similar
tactics" there's a review of it here at Badmovies.org

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 09:06:16 PM »

Thanks so much for the leads.
I know there are actually several filmed "versions" of this same set-up, most recently as Japanese car commercial with a squid tentacle. In this short the "fisher" in the lake is never seen, just the man pulled into the water with the suggestion that it's the fish.
My dad told me about this film in the 80s, so it's got to be fairly old. Unless my memory is off which is also possible.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 09:08:35 PM »

Not that it'll help much, but HBO used to run a version of that story as one of their in between movies shorts back in the 80s. I think in that one the guy was caught by a sandwich. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 12:40:08 AM »

It could be "Blood Hook," but my money is on "Escapes" which was hosted by Vincent Price. It's a horror/fantasy anthology and one of the short films featuers an unlucky fisherman who eats an apple that ends up having a hook in it. Once he realizes what's going on, it is too late and he gets pulled into the water.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 12:42:53 AM »

There was a black & white short of a fisherman on a beach reeling in fish after fish all the while chomping down his lunch. He ran out of food but sees a wrapped sandwich nearby, he takes a bite out of the sandwich and suddenly a huge hook juts out of his cheek and he is dragged into the sea.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 04:13:59 PM »

Not that it'll help much, but HBO used to run a version of that story as one of their in between movies shorts back in the 80s. I think in that one the guy was caught by a sandwich. 

I remember this.  Did it end with another item of food being thrown out onto the beach, after the guy is pulled under?  If so, it was an apple (great big red one), not a sandwich.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 06:45:34 PM »

I'm surprised I couldn't find one such video on you tube. This sounds like exactly
the kind of thing somebody would have posted there. If anyone has any of these,
post em, I didn look for the trailer for blood hook, but I looked for "caught by fishhook"
and I didn't get any film stuff, shorts or the like.


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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 08:34:30 PM »

I remember this.  Did it end with another item of food being thrown out onto the beach, after the guy is pulled under?  If so, it was an apple (great big red one), not a sandwich.

I bow to your superior memory, sir. It's been a long time.
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 09:56:44 PM »

So many fantastic responses and all sound possible. The HBO Short Takes thing is a great angle though I'm pretty sure this was seen in a theatre. I'm guessing DerekHW has it right. B&W and an apple, rings many bells.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2009, 12:12:24 AM »

The animated tales from the cryptkeeper had this same story for one of the episodes.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2009, 05:28:46 PM »

I remember this.  Did it end with another item of food being thrown out onto the beach, after the guy is pulled under?  If so, it was an apple (great big red one), not a sandwich.

I bow to your superior memory, sir. It's been a long time.

Only reason I remember so well is I saw it with a friend, we both thought it was awesome, and referenced it throughout the rest of our very long friendship.  We must have been like 6 or 7 when it came on, so I'm thinking 1990ish?
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2009, 10:08:36 PM »

I think it was even older than that. I think it started playing in the early to mid 80s. I don't know how many years they kept showing it, so it still being on in the early 90s is not impossible.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 01:58:51 PM »

Might help: I found another description of this short on another website.

"a short film I saw as a kid. A man was on the beach surf fishing. As lunch time arrived the fisherman opened his lunch pail and took out a sandwich. He unwrapped it and took a bite. A large hook ripped through his cheek and he was pulled down the beach and into the water. A fitting end to all "sportsmen"."
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/08/25/news/coastal/23_35_388_24_07.txt
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