Guide to the Tom Triman Films, 1970s-2000s
The Tom Triman Films are comprised of 132 super 8mm reels and one VHS videocassette, containing the productions of horror movie fan/historian/critic Tom Triman (1952-2010).
- Collection Number
- Tom Triman films
- circa 1970-2010
- Triman, Tom
- 2.5 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Tom Triman Films are comprised of 132 super 8mm reels and one VHS videocassette, containing the productions of horror movie fan/animator/writer Tom Triman (1952-2010). The bulk of the reels are elements for larger works, which here include Butterfly Man, Gunfire and Holy Water, and Pentagram. The collection also contains several commercial films released on super 8mm film, including 2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein.
The reels are undated and arranged generally by function. Series 1 contains the bulk of the reels and are largely untitled elements. Series 2 contains what appear to be finished works, as well as commercially released studio films purchased by Triman. Series 3 contains one VHS videocassette, a computer animation demo tape by Triman. Series four contains a set of three Scary Monsters Magazine Sam Scare cards.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Tom Triman Films, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Sent to AV Geeks for transfer digitization on May 22, 2014.
Tom Triman (1952-2010) was an afficianado of horror films, a contributor to Scary Monsters Magazine, and an animator and filmmaker who often worked in super 8mm film. His published film work includes A Spark of Being (1986, 6 min) and You Dirty Rat (1982, 52 min).
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The Tom Triman Films were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.
Processed by: Craig Breaden, December 2013