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« on: April 16, 2018, 12:19:23 PM »

If you know any absurd independent local movies worth a looksy feel free to post them here. I'll start with

Horror of the Humongous Hungry Hungan (1991)



Grainy Z-grade 16mm hot mess shot in rural Pennsylvania. The original title was The Hungan and it appears to have been filmed in the mid-80s, even though end credits say it was 1989. This is extreme local backyard kind of filmmaking, and tells the story of some teenage girl plagued by nightmares. Her dreams become deadly reality when a re-animated corpse escapes a lab and starts stalking the girl and her friends on a camping trip.
There are more than obvious A Nightmare on Elm Street influences with a healthy dose of Friday the 13th added to the mix - the killer/monster has extended claws and spits radioactive liquid.
There's a Pee-wee Herman impersonator (a pretty good one I might add) crashing a party, a hair metal band called Cry Wolf playing a gig and I spotted Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. poster hanging on a wall. For some reason there's a narration by Jack Palance that doesn't make sense which is quite hilarious. Cast are locals most likely, and most of the younger male actors sport amazing mullets that were super-trendy back in the day. Especially in back country areas.

No doubt The Hungan is awful but I can't deny it has a certain charm, in a nostalgic time capsule-ish sort of way. It's like friends, family and the whole town came together to make a movie just for fun, even though the end results are dreadful.

Troma picked it up for distribution in the early 90s and made it available for the masses.
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 12:50:59 PM »

Got no mojo for talkin' it all up today, but for twenty years now, I keep hearing this town's going nowhere but up....

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 02:40:45 PM »

Ahhh... These films can be fun, if you're in the right frame of mind.

Two names which come to mind: Bill Rebane & Don Dohler.

Dohler made an amateur film-making magazine before launching a career as a small-time filmmaker. He films usually had good special FX for no-budget features.

Rebane made The Giant Spider Invasion, and a few other, duller movies, like The Alpha Incident, on a ranch in Wisconsin.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bigpoppaonline/2013/03/04/third-eye-cinema-3313-with-bill-rebane

Interview with Bill Rebane, which I still need to listen to.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 03:37:33 AM »

This hyar movie were made not too'n afar from my home town, yes it were.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0349612/
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 04:17:56 PM »


the DEMON LOVER aka the DEVIL MASTER (1976) is about a Ted Nugent wannabe  (he was offered the role!) who uses black magic to kill his friends (?). the acting sucks, but it's cheezy fun. Made here in Michigan! I bought a VHS big box under the DEVIL MASTER moniker at the flea market!
Directed by local boy Donald G. Jackson! (HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN)

this clip cracks me up-I dunno why-so goofy...!

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 09:48:47 PM »

Demon Lover was one of my very first mail order movies on VHS. Don't remember much about the movie except that black magic killer dude's hair was beyond amazing.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 11:10:38 PM »

Never seen this one, but Drew Bolduc was quite a local presence
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667133/
He moved to New York last Fall or earlier the year to work for some video game company
His last opus before leaving town was this confusing porno
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7453306/
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