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There's Nothing Out There (1991)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 26 April 1991 (USA)
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When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends spending spring break in a house in the woods of impending danger, they scoff at him, that is, until a huge mutant frog starts to pick them up one by one.


Rolfe Kanefsky


Rolfe Kanefsky





Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Peck Craig Peck ... Mike
Wendy Bednarz Wendy Bednarz ... Doreen
Mark Collver Mark Collver ... Jim
Bonnie Bowers ... Stacy
John Carhart III ... Nick
Claudia Flores Claudia Flores ... Janet
Jeff Dachis Jeff Dachis ... David
Lisa Grant Lisa Grant ... Sally Foster
Cissy Frye Cissy Frye ... Schoolteacher (as Sissy Frye)
Cyrus Voris Cyrus Voris ... Lead Punk (as Cy Voris)
Ronald St. Denis Ronald St. Denis ... Plumber
Michael Berlly Michael Berlly ... Policeman 1
Rafi Isaac Rafi Isaac ... Policeman 2
Tommy Barz Tommy Barz ... Policeman 3 / Face on Cutting Room Floor
Mark Calderone Mark Calderone ... Doctor


Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break. Mike has studied all horror films on video, and recognizes the signs of foreshadowing of doom. The others dismiss his concerns as the workings of a person that watches too many videos, but there really is something out there, and the teens begin experiencing an attrition problem when they start stumbling into all the cliches found in a typical teen horror film. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A horror film of comic proportions.


Comedy | Horror


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Did You Know?


The cast rehearsed almost the entire film on video prior to the shooting of the picture. See more »


At around the 38 minute mark, when the camera is panning into the living room to a couple making out, the crew are reflected in the patio pane door. See more »


Mike: That ought to stop it for now. No one likes a mouth full of shaving cream.
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Crazy Credits

"None of the animals in this film were killed or damaged in any way. Peter the cat is living happily in the Kims' home and the rat is living with Bonnie Bowers. For further information about the well-being of these animals, you can call up and ask." See more »


References La Cage aux Folles (1978) See more »


(Jean Louise)
Performed by Jean Louise
Produced by Jean Louise & Warren Schatz
Engineered by Warren Schatz
Recorded at Perfect Sound Studios, Inc.
© & (P) 1990 Jean Louise Pedat
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Fun sendup of pastiche monster flicks.
14 August 2011 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

A group of horny youths decide to enjoy their Spring Break at a secluded backwoods house, unaware that there is a mind-controlling carnivorous monster on the prowl. Only the horror movie fanatic geek of the bunch can save the day...if he can get anybody to listen to him.

THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE is a commendable low-budget parody, and a solid B monster flick at the same time. I usually don't care for crossing the horror and comedy genres, but I was surprised to find this one entirely enjoyable. A nice looking cast, a laughable slimy monster(imagine a giant land-dwelling tadpole with a huge, toothy rictus and tentacles bearing industrial strength suction cups), and a couple of good gross-out gore sequences make TNOT a worthy watch and the perfect party flick.


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Official Sites:

Valkhn Films





Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Piermont, New York, USA


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)
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Color (Lab-Link)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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