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A horror film of comic proportions.
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Craig Peck ... Mike
Wendy Bednarz ... Doreen
Mark Collver ... Jim

Bonnie Bowers ... Stacy

John Carhart III ... Nick
Claudia Flores ... Janet
Jeff Dachis ... David
Lisa Grant ... Sally Foster
Sissy Frye ... Schoolteacher
Cyrus Voris ... Lead Punk (as Cy Voris)
Ronald St. Denis ... Plumber
Michael Berlly ... Policeman #1
Rafi Isaac ... Policeman #2
Tommy Barz ... Policeman #3 / Face on Cutting Room Floor
Mark Calderone ... Doctor
Maja Barnes ... Punk
Robb DelGuidice ... Punk (as Rob Del Guidice)
Molly Jacobson ... Punk
Lottie ... Punk
Sheryl Nields ... Punk
Edwin Stalter ... Punk (as Eddie Stalter)
John Kim ... Man in Black
Christopher Thomas ... Creature (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rolfe Kanefsky ... High School Student Walking on Campus (uncredited)

Directed by
Rolfe Kanefsky 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rolfe Kanefsky 

Produced by
Victor Kanefsky .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Thomas 
Cinematography by
Ed Hershberger 
Film Editing by
Victor Kanefsky 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Michael Jordan .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
William Klayer .... gaffer (as Bill Klayer)
Dave Shelton .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Other crew
Lloyd Kaufman .... presenter
Edwin Stalter .... production assistant

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91 min
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Rolfe Kanefsky wrote the script for this film while still a senior in high school.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: At around the 38 minute mark, when the camera is panning into the living room to a couple making out, the crew are reflected in the patio pane door.See more »
Mike:Are you okay?
Doreen:My head.
Mike:I don't think you broke your head.
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References Psycho (1960)See more »
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A self-referential horror flick that's actually good!, 12 December 2001
Author: Childofthe80s from House by the Pond

THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE is quite and original and very funny movie. It mocks many horror film cliches that were so prevalent of the time, in particular low-budget slasher flicks. The story, which starts out in a video store dream sequence, features a cute blonde being chased around by a maniac. The store is obviously managed by a true horror lover. I had fun pointing out the many familiar box covers from back in the day that flashed on screen. Some of the more recognizable ones were THE MUTILATOR, EVIL DEAD, and MIDNIGHT. The 'step' feature on my DVD player allowed me to spot at least a dozen more that I couldn't have seen on video. Anyway, the blonde wakes up and it turns out she fell asleep at the wheel whilst driving down a dark road in the woods. She subsequently crashes and is attacked by a 'thing.' For summer vacation, Nick, invites six of his teen friends (all in their mid-20s, but I suspect it was the director's intention since it is spoofing horror films) to stay at his parent's isolated home in the woods. They want nothing more but to relax, have fun, and engage in a little promiscuous activities, but after a 'warning', Mike, the know-it-all-horror fan (later ripped off in SCREAM as Randy) feels they should high tale their butts on out of there. The others waver it off as nothing, of course. Mike can be excruciatingly annoying at times, with his sarcastic comments and constant bitching, but he was right and his advice goes ignored. One by one they are slowly picked off by, what I best describe as, a radioactive amphibian-like creature with big sharp teeth and tentacles. It leaves a corrosive, sticky green slime wherever it goes, that in, one totally camp bit someone's face is melted off. The monster also has mind control powers, too. What can't he do!? Oh yes, it wants to eat the males and reproduce with the women. Yeah, you heard right. For the most part the acting is fairly good, though that Brazilian bombshell is almost incomprehensible as we can't understand a damn thing she says. She looked nice though, as did the other women. We get to see them in various states of undress which is a plus for any movie in my opinion. Believe me, "THERE'S" does not stint on the nudie scenes; however, the violence is a bit tame and I had hoped for something a little more over-the-top, but I guess you can't have everything. The first attack is pretty savage though. One of the lesser characters is walking through the woods with his Brazilian hottie of a girlfriend only to unexpectedly be torn to bits by our demon frog from hell. She bails and hits smack into a tree, knocking herself out (one of many comic scenes in this movie). The rest of the violence is also very tongue-in-cheek: Said face melting, a silly decapitation. All in all, "THERE'S" is a highly enjoyable 'in the know' horror-comedy. You have a good cast (with minor exceptions), slapstick humor, nudie scenes, and a really cool synth music score. Almost forgot, totally dig the main titles credit sequence. Take into consideration this is before the dawn of computer animation in motion pictures, it's very impressive. See for yourself. The movie, POPCORN, would be a good comanion piece to THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE as they both deal with similar subject matter.

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