A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the slayings that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.

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Rufus Butler Seder ...
Edgar Allan (as Rufus B. Seder)
Eugene Seder ...
Al Weiner
Cheryl Hirshman ...
Harriet Weiner
James McCann ...
Sonny Weiner
Clif Sears ...
Busdriver
Johanna Wagner ...
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Lonny McDougall ...
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Martin
Basil J. Bova ...
Tony Cassano
George Cordeiro ...
Sgt. Joe Blatz
Ed Callahan ...
Keven Kleindorf
M. Lynda Robinson ...
Nina Ray
Katy Bolger ...
Holly
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Lot
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Nicky Blair (as Jim Connor)
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This is the story of aspiring sreenwriter Edgar Allen (Rufus Seder) as he arrives in Hollywood carrying his most valuable possessions: a suitcase and a typewriter. Edgar Allen's best attribute is his wild imagination. He imagines scenes so vividly for the murder mystery he is writing that they seem to come to life...and they do! As mysterious murders pile up, and Edgar Allen must confront old actresses, rock stars, and the police in the bleak setting of broken dreams in Hollywood. Written by Ørnås

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Edgar Allan: [Thinks while typing at typewriter] Dear Mr. Weiner, Just a quick note to tell you that the killer is approaching me from behind and, by the time you read this I may very well be dead. It's all because of my screenplay! I'll try to explain as quickly as possible. It all started a short time ago when I first arrived here in... Hollywood.
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The lost Troma film......and the BEST!!!
5 October 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on late night cable. I was channel surfing when I was confounded with the Troma logo of the city skyline that most cult movie fans know and love, eminently my brain triggered that it was going to be an hour and a half of mutant junkies with D cup breasts fighting giant penis monsters. But when the 1930's style opening credits come up (in black and white!!!), I was in for a rude awakening: this Maltese Falcon meets Eraser Head had me glued to the set form start to finish (which is pretty good considering it was 3am).

It's a complete send up of the short series of the 30's and 40's complete grainy picture and the actors over acting (in a ROCKY HORROR sort of way not a Troma sort of way), with their voices booming out like it was recorded on a old style microphone. Sure there's a bit of gore but not to the heights that Troma is famous for.

I was surprised (as well as sadden) when Troma didn't release this film with their 'RE-MASTERED' series, as most of this film is fading from memory (I saw the film over two years ago and haven't found a copy of it on video since!). Maybe it's too 'artsy' for Troma standards or not enough T & A - in fact NONE AT ALL!!! Or maybe the Penis Monster had a bit part I missed when I blinked.


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