For my money, the very best part of J.J. Abrams' Super 8 was the film's closing credits sequence, where we actually got to see the zombie movie the kids were making. That's why I'm thrilled to learn of a real super-8 film made by kids in 1978 that someone's put online, especially since it's a remake of one of the '70s' biggest cheesefests -- the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis King Kong. Check it out after the jump.
It's worth noting that someone has recently added an audio track to this King Kong remake. But the DIY spirit that only twelve-year-olds can muster shines through. Here's how it's described on Youtube: "The classic tale of Kong, retold by kids in Hyannis, MA & Riverside, CT in 1978, complete with stop-motion animated dinosaurs, log scene, and panic in the streets! Sound added 25 years later."
Now if I could just find a super-8 remake of Logan's Run I'd die a happy man...
Special thanks to FEARnet's Brian Veys for finding this video.