I seem them, they're just a mediocre independent film company with a small cult following. Bloodlust Software's arcade-style game featuring levels which loosely reenact memorable scenes -- fetal tug-o-war, naked traffic jogging, body part pickling, severed-leg-whack-a-mole. So I would recommend that you only order this particular version of the movie after you have seen the Unrated Directors Cut. A strange woman walks by a frisky lad on the street and is gawked at. There's also the option of watching the film with the deleted scenes less-than-seamlessly restored the outtakes are letterboxed. Only if the filmmaker is Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder and in-house director and we use that term loosely of bottom-of-the-barrel junk-movie factory Troma, Inc.
For years now, Troma has been releasing feature length documentaries on their discs. And look for Kaufman's ode to Brian De Palma's split-screened Carrie during Terror Firmer's explosive climax. What an absolute child prodigy of an actor. This lady is mean… and the credits are still rolling. It was an enjoyable experience. Kaufman plays blind director Larry Benjamin, who just desperately wants to make some art.
Oh and a storyline that has potential, but is completely drowned it out. Porn legend Ron Jeremy 30:50. Terror Firmer is balls-out insane, even by the standards of a company like Troma which prides itself on tasteless humor and exploitation. Terror Firmer is gross-out cinema taken to its logical conclusion, and it will either shock you, bore you, or thoroughly entertain you, depending on the strength of your stomach and how much filth you enjoy consuming in one sitting. In typical Troma style, the script careens between being embarrassingly overwritten and profoundly crude, but hiding amongst the blood, puke, and diarrhoea there are also comments on the difficulty of making independent movies, the punk ethos that underpins them, and even unexpected flashes of social commentary. It is replete with over-the-top, unconvincing but no less disgusting, gore, gratuitous nudity, jokes revolving around bodily fluids, and juvenile jokes meant to offend as many people as possible. An alternative 2-disc set includes most of the same bonus features except the commentary tracks and that nifty mini-poster.
When stumped, remember the Mark of the Beast. It was an enjoyable experience. Same thing Troma has been doing for the best 40 years. I seem them, they're just a mediocre independent film company with a small cult following. She has since come to terms with the picture, as it has gained critical and fan praise. We also visit Lloyd's daughter Charlotte's room where she talks about her role in the movie -- and how she avoided seeing stuff she shouldn't. We see everything; tardy actors, tardy Kaufman, mad Kaufman, effect fuck-ups, improvisations and actresses suddenly wanting to keep their clothes on if Lloyd should make the mistake of not shooting nudity on the first day.
Much like the real Troma, they persevere. The real version is the unrated one; only buy this one after you have bought the unrated version. I wish I had seen this film when it first came out, around the time I would have been graduating high school. Anyone who has a brain could come up with this crap. There are scenes that go on for way too long but which become funnier as a result, such as when an obese guy with a micropenis runs through the city with a mask stuck to his head, or when a series of empowering speeches from film crew members keeps leading to the demise of that crew member. However, once things start to pick up, they really start to pick up, and from there, it's one hell of a ride. Could it be that independent filmmakers are an eclectic bunch who go through great pains for their art? Based extremely loosely on Lloyd Kaufman's All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from The Toxic Avenger read: the similarities are pretty much limited to the fact that they're both about independent filmmaking , Terror Firmer takes place on the set of the newest sequel.
For keeping that alive, I will always salute Lloyd Kaufman. Terror Firmer recounts fictionally making The Toxic Avenger, with Lloyd Kaufman as a blind director who has to deal with a madman stalikng the cast and crew. Anyone who has a brain could come up with this crap. Terror Firmer hits a point that hovers between being an occasionally amusing bad film and a bad film second-guessing its audience and trying to be a bad film in quote marks, which is something that comes close to merely being cynicism. Most of the jokes and in-references play to this in-built audience.
This is fun, glorious trash. Troma has basically making the same film for the past 40 years. We have danger and S-T-U-P-I-D-I-T-Y!!! Those who love the brand, however, will find much to enjoy here. Well, that's true, but that's not what I took away from the film. Terror Firmer is a film made by the infamously tasteless Troma studio.
Roger Corman never came up with such a stunt after producing his own autobiography. Troma, the undisputed champs of Gonzo Exploitation Trash, have come up with a doozy. The movie features cameos by Joe Franklin, South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker who owe Troma for distributing their Cannibal: The Movie , Motorhead's Lemmy and porn star Ron Jeremy. However, Troma pushed these exploitation elements way beyond any other American filmmakers to deliberately embrace offensive bad taste. Lloyd Kaufman later co-wrote an autobiography All I Needed to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger 1998. Really, my only true complaint with the film is that it takes a while to get going.
It treats its core audience to massive amounts of violence, nudity, vomit, and vaguely rubbery gore. Just throw in some sex, gore, and cheesy effects and you have a Troma film. It was an enjoyable experience. Troma fans should already have this one on their shelves, but if not, shame on you - it really does live up to the hype for the most part. Ah well, no turning back now. CineSchlockers will no doubt scour the web's dens of iniquity to further ogle the melon-heavy talents of Ms.
Troma regular Joe Fleishaker 40:00. Just thank you for being part of my life. Ever wondered what would happen if Troma made Maniac? Setting the tone, the opening credit sequence greets you with the sight of a sunbathing pregnant lady having her unborn child torn shrieking from her tummy-tum. Again, that's a true statement, but that wasn't the high point of the film. Joe Fleishaker, who has nearly ten Tromatic experiences under his belt. The movie for me didn't rank up there with tromas best but it is far from their worst. This one, though, is quite good.