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8 November 1999 (USA) See more »
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Lurid Entertainment presents a Magnum Opus of CineTrash!
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Cast

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P. Craig Russell ... The Clapper
Lori Scarlett ... Pricey
Jeremy Maes ... The Licker
Jay Geldhof ... William
Michelle Sibits ... Crazy Connie
Toby Radloff ... Dickie
Sean Wolf ... Thad
Phil Schmeidel ... Billy
Shannon McNamara ... Kelli
Lauren Monaco ... Kelli's Girlfriend
Shane Koltnow ... Caduceus
Traci Marks ... Jeffy's Mom
Eddie Brown ... Little Jeffy
The Duke ... Pricey's Grandpa
Coy G. Harold ... Man With Squirrel
Ann Marie Krohl ... Dead Girl
Mark Dufour ... Cracker in White Car / Schlarb Deputy
Eric Van Sant ... TV Reporter

Kyle Howard ... Tuffy
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Directed by
Wayne Alan Harold  (as Wayne A. Harold)
 
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Wayne Alan Harold  writer (as Wayne A. Harold)

Produced by
Wayne Alan Harold .... producer (as Wayne A. Harold)
 
Original Music by
Fuzzhead 
 
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Wayne Alan Harold  (as Wayne A. Harold)
 
Film Editing by
Wayne Alan Harold  (as Wayne A. Harold)
 
Costume Design by
Gina Gornik 
 
Makeup Department
Gina Gornik .... makeup artist
Ann Marie Krohl .... additional makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Wayne Alan Harold .... boom operator (as John Robie)
Wayne Alan Harold .... sound (as Ernie Mott)
 
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Wayne Alan Harold .... grip (as Walter Eckland)
 

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80 min | USA:69 min
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Dickie:You're the most beautiful girlfriend I've ever had. Actually, you're the only girlfriend I've ever had.See more »
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Featured in Genuine Nerd (2006) (V)See more »

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Wholesome Family Entertainment Part 10: Necroville, 30 January 2010
Author: Tromafreak from Tallahassee, Florida

As someone who's already seen all the vintage John Waters, all the Troma's, all the LBP epics, and all the Italian Cannibal epics. Townies, to me, ain't nothing special. Then again, if you've seen (and approve of) all of the above, then I guess you might as well give this one a chance as well.

Schlarb, Ohio may or may not have ever been a nice place to live. As for these days, the freaks have taken over. Not so much taking over, as they're not going around killing everybody or anything like that, but there's just so damn many of them. Seriously, they're everywhere, giving weird looks and whatnot.

Dickie the dumpster-driver hasn't had a lady-friend in quite a while. Actually, the poor little fellow has never had such a thing. If you've seen him in Killer Nerd, or not, you won't find this hard to believe. All of this is about to change. For today is Dickie's lucky day. Dickie has found a corpse in the dump. And yes, in case you were wondering, it is a lady corpse. Goodbye loneliness!! Dickie has finally got himself a girlfriend.

Pricey is only semi-retarded, you understand. Actually, she's even semi-hot. Unfortunately, poor Pricey is completely mute. It's alright, because Pricey has her baby (a doll) to keep her company, along with a family who she usually spends her time waiting for, outside their house, for them to either wake up or come home... yeah, kinda like a dog. After Pricey's doll/daughter is stolen, she panics and quickly finds the next best thing.

Caduceus the big bald mute doesn't have many fans. The ladies are especially repulsed by this creepy reject. Avoiding Caduceus would be the sensible thing for any woman who finds this guy questionable. Yet, here in good ol' Schlarb, we got women trying to Caduceus over with cars, and convincing their boyfriends to make his life even worse. He may not seem all there, but Caduceus knows a thing or 2 about revenge.

And did I mention that all of this was accomplished with a three hundred dollar budget? I don't know about you but Townies is by far the most low-budget movie in my collection. And might I add that the black and white was a very nice touch, which would be the only thing that's nice about this mean-spirited trash-fest.

I don't know why Townies has been compared to Todd Browning's Freaks as much as it has. It's mostly about the trials & tribulations of a bunch of brain-damaged misfits, which, to me, is much more entertaining than a bunch of midgets and amputees, but that's just me.

For more in worthwhile modern trash, I Spit Chew On Your Grave is a must-see. If freaks is what you're in to, Frank Henenlotters newest masterpiece, Bad Biology will definitely do it for you. But if some nice pitch-black humor is what you're after, then you won't go wrong with Townies. 7/10

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