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Writers:
Edward Havens (additional dialogue)
Adam Jahnke (additional material)
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Release Date:
28 September 2004 (USA) See more »
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Anthology of horror stories from Troma Entertainment. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Lloyd Kaufman ... The Crap Keeper / Dad / Tromantis voice (as The Crap Keeper)

Julie Strain ... Ivanna Dance / Demanda

James Gunn ... Himself
Elizabeth Johnson ... James' Assistant

Kevin Eastman ... Travis Dance
Joel Himelhoch ... Chief Doublestump
Elwood Carlisle ... Private Dick Sam Black

Ronn Surels ... Deke The Red Herring (as Ron Surels)
Timothy Muskatell ... Guy who finds the space ship (as Tim Muskatell)
Josh Taylor ... Fake Zit Guy
India Allen ... Sally Sterks - Heavy Set Tromaville Anchor

Eli Roth ... Party Goer
John Williamette ... Guy who gets ass fucked by buddy (as John L Willamette)
Antonia Dorian ... Larry the Stripper
Gared Williams ... Bouncer

Jason Sklar ... Jason Diaz (Action News Anchor #1) (as Foofy Applebaum)

Randy Sklar ... Jason Gonzales (Action News Anchor #2) (as Skippy Applebaum)
Isabelle Stephen ... Lesbian art student #1 (as Isabelle Stefan)
Kelli Powers ... Lesbian art student #2 (as Kelly Powers)
Jamie Greco ... Surly Crack - Head Trannie
Joe Fleishaker ... Michael Herz / 500 Pound Candygramm
James Ojala ... Monster Meat (scenes deleted)
Adam Jahnke ... Purse Snatcher
Paul Salamoff ... Office Chair Victim (as Paul J Salamoff)

Rob Zazzali ... Timmy

Jorge Garcia ... Racoon Head (as Joge Garcia)

Masuimi Max ... Sexy Asian Vampire

Ron Jeremy ... Jimmy (as Ron Hyatt)
Kevin Thigpen ... Black guy #2

Trey Parker ... Steve Keen (as Juan Schwartz)

Ted Raimi ... Next Door Neighbor (as Bill Fergeson)

Debbie Rochon ... Zelda Lipschitz / Herself
New Found Glory ... Themselves

Mark Gagliardi ... People at the Party
Tamela ... People at the Party
Trent Haaga ... People at the Party
Ramzi Abed ... People at the Party

Smokey Miles ... Party Goer (as Count Smokula)
Lizzy Strain ... Party Goer

Doug Sakmann ... Party Goer
James Lynch ... Party Goer

Leroy Patterson ... Party Goer
Phil Haney ... Party Goer
Penny Folger ... People at the Party
Paul Malcolm Pruett ... Party Goer
Nicole Talley ... People at the Party (as Nicolle Talley)
Heather Darling ... People at the Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

J.D. Brown ... Party goer

Lenora Claire ... Party Goer
Arban Ornelas ... Soul Stripper (as Arban)
Zafer Ulkucu ... People at the Party
Albert Alvarez ... (uncredited)
Chad Bernhard ... (uncredited)

Stephen Blackehart ... Himself (uncredited)
Crystal Cartwright ... Woman on Balcony (uncredited)
Gabriel Friedman ... Strip Bar Announcer / Larry / Deacon / Oliver Stone (voice) (uncredited)
Marc Gras ... (uncredited)
Edward Havens ... Party Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Chris Lanphear ... Sgt.Kabukiman / Rapist (voice) (uncredited)

Sam Maccarone ... Mr. Freaky (uncredited)

Terryn Westbrook ... Door Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Gabriel Friedman  (as Flabe Griedman)
Chad Ferrin (space crash segment)
Dave Paiko (segment "Soul Stripper") (as David Paiko)
Brian Spitz (segment "Freeride")
Lloyd Kaufman (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark C. Adams 
Edward Havens  additional dialogue
Adam Jahnke  additional material

Produced by
Ramzi Abed .... line producer: LA segments
Gabriel Friedman .... producer
Michael Herz .... executive producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... producer
India Allen .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Steven Vasquez 
 
Film Editing by
Robin Enrico-Selvin 
Gabriel Friedman 
Brian McNulty (segment "Freeride")
Mr. Remarkable (segment "Soul Stripper")
 
Costume Design by
Tisha D. Nagel (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Christopher Burdett .... creature effects designer
Timothy Considine .... key makeup artist
James Ojala .... special makeup effects artist
Crystal Cartwright .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Doug Sakmann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Snell .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chad Ferrin .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Mark C. Adams .... composer: song "Cannibal Lesbian Hoedown"
Justin Remer .... composer: song "Sexy Chicken Song"
Purple Pam Shelby .... composer: song "Kick In the Head"
 
Other crew
Chad Bernhard .... production assistant
Gabriel Friedman .... writer: wrap arounds and new dialogue
Sean Macomber .... production assistant
John Robert Mariani .... production assistant
Beth Multer .... script supervisor (segment "Soul Stripper")
 

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Originally shot as two DV films starring Julie Strain and directed by India Allen. Lloyd Kaufman had a dispute with Allen and sued her over the productions after they wrapped. Allen later counter-sued, citing breach of contract, slander per se, sexual harassment, trade slander, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The only way the Troma Team could salvage these films was to shoot extra scenes and turn the two features into an anthology film.See more »
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500 Pound Candygramm:That's what I call disco!See more »
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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The DVD shows this is much more than a film!, 10 July 2006
Author: Ton_O (toncyn@casema.nl) from The Netherlands

Therefore it is important to talk about the DVD release instead of just the film. Tales from the Crapper is a film that only one studio in the world could deliver. The one that has brought us innovative and original REAL independent films for 30 plus years now: Troma. This is truly a very special film because it manages to be certainly not my favorite of the Troma-productions, but released on a disc that because of what I just said is one of my most valued and favorite DVD's. Not only counting the countless Troma discs I own, but counting my entire collection of films. The film itself is the result of an ill fated plan to produce a television series to be directed by a director who was trusted with a substantial amount of money (especially for Troma) to make something wonderful and delivered a lot of unfinished and incomprehensible material before quitting (or being fired, I am not sure which at this moment). In order to prevent having to shove a vast investment down the toilet Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz decided to get together a team of directors and actors and use the material as the backbone of one movie. One movie that really consists of two, in the nice old Tales From The Crypt anthology fashion, hosted by the Crapkeeper played by Mr Kaufman himself. But, as I said, not quite my own favorite of all their movies. That is greatly due to a weird sense of discipline at the various sets, forgetting about the hard Troma rule of "no booze on the set" which was discovered by a furious Lloyd and other less respectable employees that Troma had at the time of the filming of the added scenes. All this made it all but impossible for Mr Kaufman to make a worthwhile product in the editing room. But Lloyd Kaufman is a genius, and with the troubled added scenes to an already misshapen start-product he crafted not much less of a masterpiece. The film itself is as good as circumstances would allow the most brilliant filmmaker to slice together and it is certainly highly entertaining, totally confusing, loaded with those elements that made Troma great and certainly unique and one of a kind. As a film itself, though, not as brilliant as many other Troma productions. The genius of Independent Cinema however made the DVD of this film so much more than a release of a film with some extra's. The film is, when push comes to shove, actually only a part of the entire DVD that in its whole is a document of the difficult situation serious filmmakers find themselves in having to survive in a world that is monopolized by the few Very Big Ones who don't really allow any other players on their market turf. A document of the problems one has when trusting people to be on the level, only to find out that freedom sometimes is something that is hard to live up to and realization that access to a Movie Budget when the Boss is not around can corrupt even those who should really know better. The brilliance of this DVD is that the film is not perfect, and that Lloyd KNOWS it, and doesn't want to make anyone think he believes it is. The full-length commentary is a show in itself (as is often the case with Mr. Kaufan's audio commentaries), mixing humor, sneers at those who deserve it and highly interesting information for anyone interested in Independent Film-making in such a fashion that watching the film again with this commentary straight after viewing it on its own merits is so interesting it is hard to stop. The feature-length documentary THE THICK BROWN LINE takes us behind the scenes at the various locations where Lloyd visits the sets only to sometimes take over and make the most of what he finds there. We see him somewhat disillusioned sometimes, different from his appearances in other Making Of Documents such as Fart of Darkness and Apocalypse Soon, both to be found in the must-own MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE box set.

The added scenes with James Gunn (who started his career at Troma only to find success as a writer an now a director in Hollywood) and Trey Parker (again someone to start out with a Troma-released work, to later be a national hero with his South Park series) are entertaining and probably (as is much else on this release) a reason for obtaining this disc alone for anyone remotely interested in the work of these two characters. Loaded with much more than I could mention here (including a SECOND audio-commentary) this is one of the best Troma-DVD-releases.

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