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Terror Firmer (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  20 June 1999 (USA)
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A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low budget film crew on a Troma movie have the power to stop them.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Kaufman
Alyce LaTourelle ...
Larry Benjamin
Trent Haaga ...
Sheri Wenden ...
Mysterious Woman / Waitress
Yaniv Sharon ...
Naked P.A.
Charlotte Kaufman ...
Audrey Benjamin
Gary Hrbek ...
Joe Fleishaker ...
Jacob Gelman
Casey's Dad
Mario Díaz ...
Lyle Derek ...
Asshole P.A.


This is the story of a low budget film crew, led by their blind film director, Larry Benjamin (Lloyd Kaufman/co-founder of Troma Inc.), trying to make some art. In addition to the typical trials and travails of a Troma set, the crew finds themselves set upon by a sexually conflicted, bomb bearing serial killer. Production assistant Jennifer (enchanting Alyce LaTourelle) struggles to succeed on set and to decide between the two men in her life - straitlaced Casey (Will Keenan) and over the edge Jerry (Trent Haaga). This threesome heats up as the killer draws even nearer. As the insanity increases and the bodies amass, the crew bands together (both physically and sexually) against the threat in their midst. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Let's Make Some Art!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality, language, violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Terror de Equipe  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,434 (USA) (29 October 1999)


$1,434 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The end credits states, "A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: The New York City Police Department, for their unstinting cooperation and invaluable help throughout every part of this production" In The Making of Terror Firmer, it shows the police clashing with the production on several instances (one of which involved the police revoking the crew's filming permit). See more »


Camera shadows are often seen throughout the film. See more »


Jerry: Hey Ward, according to these new revisions, Toxie finds out that the chemical company responsible for turning him into the Toxic Avenger was called Junk-O Chemicals.
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Jerry: Way! It turns out that it was owned by his late father who made this plant which made Toxie sick which is why he commited suicide, and Toxie never even knew it!
Casey: All these revisions... it's absolutely ridiculous.
Jerry: I'm sorry, what?
Casey: We change the script every day. It completely changes everything in the story.
Jerry: Yes. You can do ...
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Crazy Credits

Lloyd Kaufman included Eli Roth's name in the credits as a joke, specifically because Eli turned down an offer to be in the film. See more »


References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »


Riding the Fourth Wave
Performed by Catch 22
Courtesy of Victory Records at and Another Victory Publishing
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lloyd kaufman is a genius... no, THE Genius.
10 October 2002 | by (near philly, pa) – See all my reviews

one of my all-time favorites now, this movie is definitely not something you want to watch with your parents (unless, of course they have a perverse appreciation for the eccentric filmwork that lloyd kaufman is THE master of...) it has an amazing cast (i am always willing to watch debbie rochon) and an equally amazing soundtrack (the lunachicks rock my socks!) its a twisted murder mystery/horror/black comedy that will gross you out and tickle your funny bone all at the same time! try to see if *you* can figure out who is murdering the crew on the movie set... and who IS that mysterious woman?! if you love blood and gore, crazy food sex, fetus-ripping, exploding breasts, cross-dressing, frat parties gone wrong, and pickled unmentionables, you'll love terror firmer... :) 10 outta 10!

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