One of the better Troma movies
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 05/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A low budget studio is working on the newest installment of "The Toxic Avenger", blind director Larry Benjamin (Lloyd Kaufman) is readying the project. Unfortunately a homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city slaughtering innocent people and collecting their parts, the unknown killer hides out in the studio to kill off the actors during the filming of the movie and one of the workers must try to stop this cretin.
Exciting, ultraviolent, funny and sleazy horror comedy satire from cult movie company Troma is inspired by Lloyd Kaufman's book "How i learned about filmmaking i learned from The Toxic Avenger". It has a movie-within-a-movie-about-a-movie feel like "New Nightmare" and a good dark self-referential sense of humor to go along with it, the film is quite gory as hell even if it is cartoonish and has memorable moments like Michael Hertz (notable Troma actor and producer) getting mutilated by an escalator in Tex Avery fashion. This movie offers tasteless gags, nudity, sex, rock music and appearences by The Toxic Avenger and Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD as it's one of the better and more bloodier Troma movies yet.
The 2-Disc DVD set is phenomenal! It has great extras like three audio commentaries, Deleted scenes with optional commentary, hidden easter eggs, a full length documentary on the making of the movie, trailers to this and other Troma movies, outtakes, interactive Terror Firmer video game, Intro to the TromaDance film festival, music videos, gyno talk with Terror Firmer actress Alyce LaTourelle, chat with Charolette Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman book intro, comic book to film comparisions, auditions, alternate scenes and endings that were filmed for the Cannes film festival and an option to watch the movie with the deleted scenes in."
FAT SLOB EATEN BY AN ESCALATOR
Douglas Waugh | USA | 09/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably the goriest and most puke used Troma movie ive seen so far besides The Toxic Avenger Part IV. One of the best scenes in Terror Firmer is when the killer Grabs the fat movie producer and eats him with the axe in the business building while he is getting sucked into the escalator! Surely the intestines and blood spilling looked like rubber balloon animals but hey, it's Troma! Im really happy I bought this film, but I did not recieve my free mini poster that claimed was inside the case. Oh well, the film is worth the false advertising. The fat naked guy running through New York and getting his head crushed by a car is a classic! Disc 2 also has the Terror Firmer video game which is tons of fun and incredibly gory. BUY it. ! Although I hear that Troma's new movie "Poultrygiest" is gonna be gorier than this?"