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Terror Firmer (1999)

A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low-budget film crew of a Troma movie has the power to stop them.

Director:

Lloyd Kaufman

Writers:

Patrick Cassidy (screenplay by), Douglas Buck (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Keenan ... Casey Kaufman
Alyce LaTourelle Alyce LaTourelle ... Jennifer
Lloyd Kaufman ... Larry Benjamin
Trent Haaga ... Jerry
Sheri Wenden Sheri Wenden ... Mysterious Woman / Waitress
Debbie Rochon ... Christine
Yaniv Sharon Yaniv Sharon ... Naked P.A.
Charlotte Kaufman Charlotte Kaufman ... Audrey Benjamin
Gary Hrbek Gary Hrbek ... Toddster
Joe Fleishaker ... Jacob Gelman
Ron Jeremy ... Casey's Dad
Greg 'G-Spot' Siebel ... Ward
Mario Díaz Mario Díaz ... DJ
Mo Fischer ... Andy
Lyle Derek Lyle Derek ... Asshole P.A.
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Storyline

This is the story of a low budget film crew, led by their blind film director, Larry Benjamin (Lloyd Kaufman/co-founder of Troma Inc.), trying to make some art. In addition to the typical trials and travails of a Troma set, the crew finds themselves set upon by a sexually conflicted, bomb bearing serial killer. Production assistant Jennifer (enchanting Alyce LaTourelle) struggles to succeed on set and to decide between the two men in her life - straitlaced Casey (Will Keenan) and over the edge Jerry (Trent Haaga). This threesome heats up as the killer draws even nearer. As the insanity increases and the bodies amass, the crew bands together (both physically and sexually) against the threat in their midst. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Let's Make Some Art!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality, language, violence and gore | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The end credits states, "A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: The New York City Police Department, for their unstinting cooperation and invaluable help throughout every part of this production" In The Making of Terror Firmer, it shows the police clashing with the production on several instances (one of which involved the police revoking the crew's filming permit). See more »

Goofs

The amount of "blood" on the Razor Blade victim's hands. See more »

Quotes

Andy: Hey Larry, where the fuck did the fat kid go?
Larry Benjamin: Yaeger? I sent him over to Jerry in special effects. He's having his head life cast for the head crushing scene we're filming next. Yaeger's the guy who's going to get his head squished between the cheeks of Toxie's ass.
Andy: Larry, it would be so much faster and cheaper if we use this watermellon with a wig on it like you always do.
Larry Benjamin: I know, but this is one movie we ain't skipping on.
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Crazy Credits

All Rights Reserved. All Lefts Made From Far Lane. See more »

Alternate Versions

The R version features several boxes that contain the words "CENSORED", covering various body parts (whether nude or dismembered). Additionally, for the heavier cut scenes, the movie freezes and a window appears on the screen with director Lloyd Kaufman explaining or comically re-enacting what was supposed to go on in the scene. The voices of characters uttering some swear words at some moments are replaced by an obviously mismatched voice that says the accepted version of the word. Finally, some body parts are replaced by images of animals (e.g. a pussy cat). See more »

Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Infinity
Performed by Sharon Middendorf
Written by Sharon Middendorf/Ten Wings Music
Courtesy of MB Records
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User Reviews

 
Can you handle this freak show?
15 May 2013 | by silversidheSee all my reviews

I was exposed to this film last night. I feel both like my life is more complete AND like I'll never get back that weird little bit in my soul ever again. I'm not sure I've experienced that phenomena before. This film is gloriously terrible. I'm glad I watched it, despite possibly being scarred for life. "What doesn't kill you makes you stranger". I think they did a fantastic job of doing a terrible job, and the performances were pretty disturbingly well done for the most part, especially the main...guy. I think my favorite part might be the "continuity" bit, which is funny because it was one of the least over-the-top funny moments...for this movie. I was also really disturbed by the number of physically attractive actors in this film considering the bizarre, messed and/or stupid characters they played. It made me uncomfortable in a good/bad/confusing way, which I felt ultimately added to the specatacle.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Firmer See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated) | (R-rated) | (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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