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There's Nothing Out There (1991)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 26 April 1991 (USA)
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When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen.

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Rolfe Kanefsky

Writer:

Rolfe Kanefsky
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Cast

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
Sissy Frye Sissy Frye ... Schoolteacher
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
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Valkhn Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Scream... Die - Spur in den Tod See more »

Filming Locations:

Piermont, New York, USA

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Lab-Link)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All of the cast members worked on deferred salaries and were not members of SAG when they acted in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike: We don't know anything about this creature other than it, like everyone else, hates a mouth full of shaving cream.
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Crazy Credits

"This film is a work of fiction. All the characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any real people or real events that are similar or remind you in any way of the events and people in this film are purely coincidental. It was an accident, I, the writer and director, Rolfe Kanefsky, didn't mean it and am truly sorry." See more »

Connections

References Enter the Devil (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

You Want It All
(L. Shapiro & J. Polles)
Performed by Sizzle
Produced & Engineered by Warren Schatz
Redcorded at Perfect Sound Studios, Inc.
© & (P) 1990 Perfect Sound Studios, Inc.
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Decent enough comedy horror
21 February 2007 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

I'm not the biggest fan of horror comedy, but this one adequately takes the clichés of eighties horror and blends them into a fairly funny little flick. It's obvious that the people involved were horror fans themselves, as the film revolves around an all-too typical horror theme. The lead character is Mike; a horror movie buff, who travels up to a lake-side cabin to spend a weekend with six friends. Mike begins to spot signs of danger, but the others dismiss his theories. However, it turns out that he's not wrong and pretty soon the group fall foul of something living out there in the area surrounding the lake-house. The film doesn't really work as a horror film in its own right; obviously the director was more interested in generating laughter than scares. But the self-referential jokes are quite funny, and the film is good at picking out the various horror movie clichés and poking fun at them. Unfortunately, I saw this on a rather poor VHS copy, but apparently there's a better DVD out now. Overall, There is Nothing Out There didn't do as much for me as it evidently did for others, but it makes for a fun viewing and is recommended to fans of horror comedy.


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