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Barry J. Gillis (writer)
Andrew Jordan (writer)
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September 1989 (USA) See more »
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An impotent husband, driven by a fanatical desire to father children, forces his wife to undergo a dangerous experiment. The result: the birth of a multitude of monstrous THINGS. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Barry J. Gillis ... Don Drake / TV Maniac

Amber Lynn ... Reporter
Bruce Roach ... Fred Horton
Doug Bunston ... Doug Drake
Jan W. Pachul ... Dr. Lucas
Patricia Sadler ... Susan Drake
Gordon Lucas ... Tortured Man
Bruce Hamilton ... In Dream
Daryn Gillis ... Reporter #2
Allison McGinnis ... Reporter #3
Jackie Seaman ... Doctor's Assistant
Jeff Payne ... Hanging Man
Jessica Stewarte ... Nude Lady
Glenn Orr ... Stretcher Boy
Tom Hochman ... Igor
Arthur Wenner ... Joker on TV #1
Cyril Gillis ... Joker on TV #2
Sohail A. Khan ... TV Victim #1
Robert Allen ... TV Victim #2

Directed by
Andrew Jordan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barry J. Gillis  writer
Andrew Jordan  writer

Produced by
Lorrinda Collins .... executive producer
Barry J. Gillis .... producer
Andrew Jordan .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Procher 
Cinematography by
Dan Riggs 
Film Editing by
Barry J. Gillis 
Andrew Jordan 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry J. Gillis .... second unit director
Special Effects by
Glenn Orr .... special effects

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Additional Details

USA:83 min
Canada:R (Ontario) | USA:Unrated
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The lowest point in adult film actress Amber Lynn's career.See more »


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at what point do you draw the line and say "This is NOT a movie"?, 26 August 2003
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

THINGS is notable mostly as a curio, being the mainstream(?) film launchpad of blue movie queen Amber Lynn. So popular was she in the jizz biz, it seemed inevitable that she'd do a non-sexual role. this stultifying mess, Amber demonstrates that she is, indeed, able to read(!). Her participation consists entirely of prerecorded video footage which features her as a news anchor, reporting a number of random idiocies on a t.v. in the house where this "movie" takes place. She looks just as if she were on a porn set, and reads blankly from a cue-card at the side of the camera(after suffering through a few moments of this, you'll be praying for Ron Jeremy to enter the scene and shovel his hairy business into her flapping maw just to keep her silent).

What we're offered, besides the dramatic marvels of Ms. Lynn, is badly shot footage(sans synchronized sound)of drunk morons in a trashy house spouting bits of witless dialog, and a woman in the bedroom who dies while giving birth to several immobile paper-mache bugs that look like baked hams with spindly legs and fangs. That's about all I can say for certain, as THINGS is so unfathomably disjointed and illogically conceived. Sadly, I have little doubt that some will actually find reason to praise this garbage as some sort of "art brut" masterpiece, rhapsodizing with masturbatory ardor over its disorienting surreal quality and experimental concrete minimalism. God help them.

1/10...a legitimate contender for "all time worst" accolades.

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