Terror Firmer

Terror Firmer

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Director: Lloyd Kaufman

Cast: Lloyd Kaufman, Will Keenan, Alyce LaTourelle, Trent Haaga

     
 

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Troma Team Pictures, the company that brought you such classics as The Toxic Avenger, When Nature Calls and Class Of Nuke 'Em High, takes a look inside the making of a "typical" Troma release with Terror Firmer, directed and co-written by Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, who also appears as the director of the film-within-the film. Here,…  See more details below

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Troma Team Pictures, the company that brought you such classics as The Toxic Avenger, When Nature Calls and Class Of Nuke 'Em High, takes a look inside the making of a "typical" Troma release with Terror Firmer, directed and co-written by Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, who also appears as the director of the film-within-the film. Here, Kaufman (whose character is blind, which would explain a lot about Troma's product) and his crew are making a willfully sleazy horror flick, complete with monsters, gore, gratuitous nudity and loud rock 'n' roll, when a serial killer appears who doesn't happen to be in the script. Terror Firmer is based in part on Kaufman's 1998 book about his career with Troma, All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger, and includes a plug for the upcoming Jane Austen's Schlock and Schlockability (possibly a follow-up to 1996's Shakespeare variant Tromeo and Juliet).

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Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Terror Firmer assumes a guerrilla spirit similar to that of John Waters's Cecil B. Demented, celebrating underground cinema while simultaneously deconstructing it -- in particular, the cinematic anarchy of Troma Studios and director Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger). The story is relentlessly self-referential -- and violent -- following a Troma movie crew (including many actual crew members) and their director (Kaufman), who happens to be blind, as they are mysteriously murdered. The cartoonish film proudly hammers home a message of low-budget righteousness, as the crew dies for their special brand of art at the hands of a killer who is a devout fan of mainstream Hollywood. And the murders are creatively twisted -- a 400-pound man "eaten" by an escalator takes the cake. Loosely inspired by Kaufman's autobiography, Terror Firmer marks the 25th anniversary of his renegade studio and never misses a chance to promote it with tongue placed firmly in cheek. Despite its inherent shoddiness (corn syrup for blood and melons for crushed heads are the Troma dictum), Terror Firmer is much more than just another midnight movie. Indeed, it is one of the studio's most inspired films. The 2-disc, highly "Tromatic" DVD edition is available in both rated and unrated versions and includes a feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary, multiple audio commentaries (unrated version only), an option to view deleted scenes in the movie, a Troma video game, and boundless other bizarre treats.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2001
UPC:
0790357902934
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Troma
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
48,154

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Disc #1 -- Terror Firmer
1. City Scape Opening [7:08]
2. Bathroom "Antic's" [6:10]
3. Todster's Censored Scene [10:46]
4. Tame Dinner Scene [9:24]
5. The Eley-Eater [10:30]
6. Death Of a Mad Cowboy [7:30]
7. Cnesored Sex [8:58]
8. LIfe-Inspiring Rape! [6:30]
9. The Naked Truth [9:47]
10. The End Is Near [10:50]
11. The End [11:27]
1. Small Coffee Cups
2. Asshole Time
3. Moose W/ Todster's Hat
4. Larry, We Need a Fire-Truck
5. After Toxie Sex Scene
6. Did L.B. See This?
7. Mad Cowboy Quits
8. Christine to Jerry
9. "I Could Have You Fired"
10. Stoned Craft Services Guy
11. Larry Stalked By Mysterious Woman
12. DJ and Christine During Car Scence
13. Edgar, Popo and Casey After Talking Jennifer Into Sex Scene
14. Unauthorized Personel
15. Casey Gets Upset
16. Edgar/Popo Scene Start
17. Edgar/Popo Original Ending W/ Peeing
18. Jennifer Runs Out Of Casey's Apartment
19. Where's Casey and Jennifer?
20. Larry and Audrey, "What Have I Done?"
1. Alternate Interrogation Sequence [7:08]
2. Wanna Fook? [6:10]
3. Eager PA Eating Tips [10:46]
4. Jerry Tells Jennifer About Christine [9:24]
5. Christine Takes Jennifer's Sandwhich [10:30]
6. Asshole PA Asks Tina For a Favor [7:30]
7. Jerry Is Bummed About Steven [8:58]
8. Jeff Asks Tina Out [6:30]
9. Tina Talks to Dead Larry [9:47]
10. Jerry With Knife In Hand [10:50]
11. Alternate Ending [11:27]

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