I'm on the record regarding my skepticism about the May 12th direct-to-DVD release of S. Darko, so I'll just incorporate this post here instead of rehashing the arguments. But I certainly don't wish the film ill (despite my tongue-in-cheek prior comments to that effect), and I kind of liked this viral video that their marketing folks have put together. If the movie is as creepy and mean-spirited as this little surveillance clip, it might be worth a look.

Donnie Darko was an old-school cult hit: it spread by word-of-mouth, in the face of goggle-eyed incompetence on the part of its distributor (Newmarket Films). The sequel has the benefit of a traditional marketing effort: internet ads are everywhere, and stuff like this video is supposed to build buzz. Given the modest expectations for virtually any direct-to-DVD release, I think there'll be enough interest in S. Darko for it to have some measure of success.

As for this clip, I hear this isn't the end of the story...