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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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Pete Schuermann

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Pete Schuermann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Phillips ... Art Nelson
Jodi Lynn Thomas ... Lois Wiseman
Bill LeVasseur ... William Thourlby
Laurel Harris ... Helen Whittlesey
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Jon Lackey
Chris Winters Chris Winters ... Norman Boone / Barney
Jason Coviello ... Scott
Katie Bevard Katie Bevard ... Shannon O'Neil / Brett
Glenn Thayer ... Larry Burell / Narrator
Jeffery Jesmer Jeffery Jesmer ... Buddy (as Jeff Jesmer)
Brian McCulley ... Allan Silliphant
Audrey Walters ... Starlet in Bar #1
Jessica Parnello Jessica Parnello ... Starlet in Bar #2
Tom Auclair Tom Auclair ... Frederick Kopp
Helen Trencher ... Korey Alden
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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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Con Artist, Psychopath, Movie Director. See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Slithering Carpets See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color
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Quite the surprise!

I caught this movie at a local screening in Colorado Springs when out with the wife. It was a spur of the moment decision that we were very happy to have made. The Creep Behind the Camera details the story of a low-life film director that essentially conned a small town into making one of the worst horror films ever made, "The Creeping Terror". What caught us by surprise was the way the narrative was told. It wasn't a typical documentary as it was filmed almost entirely as a re- telling/remake/reenacting/documentary hybrid that was extremely effective in absorbing us into the story. The character arc for Mr. Nelson was extremely captivating and very intense. The actors' performances were also spectacular. All around, The Creep Behind The Camera was a fantastic dark comedy, high in production quality, thoroughly captivating, and left us with a huge impression on Colorado Springs' local filmmaking scene.


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