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So Funny ... It Hurts!
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Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Decent Film, But Not Particularly Funny or Interesting See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

David Naughton ... Harry Penderecki

Brian O'Halloran ... Jason 'Jay' Daly

Gerry Bednob ... Hanu Vindepeshs

Gunnar Hansen ... Krenshaw

Ellen Sandweiss ... Natalie Vasquez

Vincent Butta ... Bert Campbell

Ken Foree ... Carl Perkins

Mick Garris ... Himself

Happy Anderson ... Ivan

Betsy Baker ... Gladys Oppenheimer
Tom Bambard ... Barry Tideman
Francine Bianco Tax ... Librarian (as Francine Bianco)

Laura Bozzone ... Audition Girl #2
Keith Bredbenner ... Patrolman #2
Timothy J. Bristoll ... Cameraman / Grim Reaper (as Tim Bristoll)
Emily Brownell ... Amy Mills
Lee Butz ... Executive
Tim Connell ... Patrolman #1
Donald Daly ... Exited Convention Fan
Samantha Dark ... Terry
Josslyn DeCrosta ... Audtion Girl #1

Michelle DiBenedetti ... Tanya Ferrell
Tyler Dolph ... Overweight Fan

Kelly Lee Drust ... Sheriff #2 (as Kelly Drust)
Bill Duff ... The Killer

Jody Ebert ... Thomas the Editor
Arthur Friedman ... Marvin Foy
Bob Gellock ... Zombie / Grim Reaper Victim / Bob Millman

Ronald E. Giles ... Barney
Frederic Heringes ... Harlan
Scott Krycia ... Photographer
Billy Lake ... Earl Shanksmith
Bronagh Lawe ... Hot Tub Girl #1
Maeve Lawe ... Hot Tub Girl #2
Micha Lazare ... Audience Member #1

Elizabeth Wood ... Girl in Hanu's Room (as Penelope Lea)
Jay Lee ... Audience Member #2

Chris Line ... Trevor Nelson / Crazed Fan

Matt Lish ... Andy

Trevor Long ... Ronaldo
Alex Lubar ... Stan
Carlton Lucas ... Old Man at Bar
Kim Mahoney ... Dead Carl
Kristyn Mahoney ... Nurse #2
Laia Martí ... Alissa Arango

Hiro Masuda ... Honda
Kathy McAuley ... Kathy MacElravey - Location Scout
Samantha Mena ... Girl on Swing
Sue Mickley ... Woman on Hill
Tara Neff ... Heckler #4

Dan Nelson ... Louis
Michael Nunnemacher ... Dead Guy in Field
Nick Minnich ... Heckler #2
Scott McKlveen ... Ralph Innerds
Mick Newbie ... Man in Hallway
Jason O'Neill ... Sound Man #3
Nathan Pham ... Doctor
Jason Quaigg ... Zombie #1
Roberto A. Quezada ... Sound Man #2
Ariel Rivera ... Scared Crewman
Matt Rizzutto ... 2nd Zombie

Rachael Robbins ... Mandy Less
Amy Shannon ... Heckler #3
Beth Shannon ... Nurse #1
Bill Sheehan ... Bartender

Bill Sorice ... Oscar Brody
George H. Steuter Jr. ... Crew Member

Tom Stratford ... Arthur Benjamin
Zachary Sutton ... Heckler #1
Tighe Swanson ... Mike

Sean Tiedeman ... Popcorn Clerk / Look Out Clown

Theresa Tilly ... Waitress
Anthony Timpone ... Fangoria MC (as Tony Timpone)
Richard Vallejos ... Felipe Vargas
Bill Vargo ... Sheriff 1
Bob Weston ... Ted the Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Seann Sara Sella ... Model
Martin Binder ... Convention Desk Attendant / Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Robert L. Brodmerkel ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Robert V. Galluzzo ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Dale Mahoney ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Lynn Mastio Rice ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Jason Palenchar ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)

Scott W. Perry ... Billy (uncredited)
Jim Treacy ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Michael J. Urbanavage ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
R.J. Weyant ... Convention Attendee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stevan Mena 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stevan Mena 

Produced by
Chris Aurilia .... co-producer
Jerry Aurilia .... co-producer
Tom Bambard .... co-producer
Timothy J. Bristoll .... co-producer
Vincent Butta .... executive producer
Stevan Mena .... co-producer
Peter Picard .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stevan Mena 
 
Cinematography by
Brendan Flynt 
 
Film Editing by
Stevan Mena 
 
Production Design by
Melissa McAnany 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Schlotzhauer 
 
Costume Design by
Natalie Arango 
 
Makeup Department
Shana Lohr .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy J. Bristoll .... second assistant director
T.K. Shom .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Matt Gundy .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jerami Cruise .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Allen .... first assistant camera
Chris Aran .... second assistant camera
Katie Dainson .... second assistant camera
Scott Krycia .... still photographer
Kim Marcelino .... first assistant camera
Arttist Mouthapong .... grip/electric swing
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... first assistant camera
Roberto A. Quezada .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Kim Mahoney .... extras casting
 
Other crew
Amy Mittman .... production assistant
Tara Neff .... production assistant
Ariel Rivera .... production assistant
Zachary Sutton .... production assistant
Sean Tiedeman .... documentarian
Sean Tiedeman .... production assistant
Bill Vargo .... production assistant
Christopher Vollmann .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for language, sexuality/nudity and some violent images
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94 min
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References "Masters of Horror" (2005)See more »
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Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K. 467, 2nd movementSee more »

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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A Decent Film, But Not Particularly Funny or Interesting, 20 September 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Harry Pandarecki has made some good films... well, maybe one. And a slew of really, really bad ones. With funding getting more difficult to procure, we follow him on his one last chance for greatness. This mockumentary, following the film "Brutal Massacre" from scouting to filming to completion, is somewhere between horror and comedy, really missing the point of either.

Fangoria magazine called this the "Spinal Tap" of horror films. And, sure, there are some parallels. But "Spinal Tap" was witty and just plain funny, whereas this film strains to get a good joke across. With Fangoria's Tony Timpone featured in the film, as well as the magazine, it's no surprise they'd endorse this one. There's even a 40% coupon for a subscription in the box. Thanks, Tony, but you keep shilling for failures and what little credibility you have left will be lost.

I saw a twenty minute preview of this film presented by Ellen Sandweiss and Brian O'Halloran. I spoke with both of them later that night while drinking some tasty beers, and they're some very friendly cats. But, sadly, the only part of the preview that was funny was Gunnar Hansen, and this is an accurate description of the movie. Five minutes of laughs, ninety minutes of boredom. If it weren't for all the topless scenes, I don't know if I would have made it through the film on my first try without intestinal distress.

I look forward to meeting O'Halloran again. As I say, he's a cool cat and has made some great films. This is not one of them. Even the lines he ad-libbed (the Amazon jungle rant, for example) just weren't all that clever (and I don't blame him for this... he shouldn't have to pick up the slack of the actual writers) and his talents were wasted on this production. It was great to see Sandweiss, Hansen, Ken Foree... Mick Garris shows up briefly. So they knew what sort of genre people to get the attention of horror fans. Unfortunately, the writer and director (Stevan Mena, "Malevolence") just didn't have the skills to make this what it could have been. For a horror mockumentary, see "Behind the Mask" and leave this one for a last resort.

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