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
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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Did You Know?


This movie is also known as "One giant Tribute to all Troma films" as this film has many similarity's to other Troma movies or actors with small parts in this movie who were the leading characters in other Troma movies. See more »


After Jennifer walks past a couple making out, the partial view of a crew member's head (hair only) can be seen on the right side of the shot. See more »


Larry Benjamin: Quiet! Quiet, quiet, quiet! What's going on here? I'm the director! I am the director! I'm not saying that because I'm on some kind of ego trip or on some kind of bullshit artistic vision! I'm telling you this because I've been directing ten-cent movies for 30 years and I think I know a little bit about what I am doing! And I know a little something about the world because I'm a 52-year-old manic asshole! It's a horrible world! Starvation, dismemberment, torture, rape, corn-holing... it's ...
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Crazy Credits

All Rights Reserved. All Lefts Made From Far Lane. See more »


References Deep Red (1975) See more »


Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed
Performed by Doc Hopper
Courtesy of Go-Kart Records
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User Reviews

troma at its best
13 October 2001 | by (Norfolk, England) – See all my reviews

terror firmer is a great film but i guess you have to have a taste for troma to enjoy it. i showed a friend it and he said it was the worst movie he had ever seen. Lloyd is great as the blind director larry (he is kinda playing himself in this movie. I also thought that his daughter was good in the film too. there is a lot of very fake gore like legs getting ripped off and escalators eating fat guys. but overall its a great film and the best troma have ever made.


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