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The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Art Nelson
Lois Wiseman
William Thourlby
Allan Silliphant
Helen Whittlesey
Mark Lee ...
Jon Lacky
Corey Alden
Chris Winters ...
Norman Boone
Mammie VanDoren
Shannon O'Neil
Larry Burell
Jeffery Jesmer ...
Bar Girl
Jessica Parnello ...
Bar Girl #2


At first watch most viewers find many of the sequences in The Creeping Terror so unbelievably awful and ineptly executed that the movie transcends the sci-fi and horror genres and delves into the realm of comedy. But the story behind the film contains all of the elements of classic movie-making that director Art Nelson would have killed to have in The Creeping Terror. It's the sci-fi Ed Wood told by the actual people who helped bring The Creeping Terror to life, recounting the desperate tales of Art Nelson by those who knew him best. There are rather elegantly produced scenes to set up the actual, and hilarious, footage from The Creeping Terror, also included in CREEP! The real monster was behind the camera. Written by Anonymous

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If you liked Ed Wood and/or classic sci-fi, TCBTC is for you!
21 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stylistically dynamic. Unique narrative combining true doc (1/3) and re-enactment (2/3). A very compelling storyline. Solid acting, sometimes breakaway good. Fantastic set design and costuming. Self- aware and darkly comedic. Better effects than the original Creeping Terror, which is ironic. A brave overall effort that entertains throughout. All the while, the theme shines through so wonderfully. And visually, the DP and Director create a seamless creation. Intriguing and forward moving, it is rare to see a movie that does all this. For those who love classic sci-fi, this will be a wonderful experience. For those who don't, this is still a fun movie. You will walk out with a smile, a smirk and head-shaking disbelief all at the same time.

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