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Tales from the Crapper

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Directed by Gabriel Friedman
Chad Ferrin (space crash segment)
David Paiko (“Soul Stripper” segment)
Brian Spitz (“Freeride” segment)
Lloyd Kaufman (uncredited)
Produced by Ramzi Abed
Gabriel Friedman
Michael Herz
Lloyd Kaufman
India Allen
Written by Mark C. Adams
Edward Havens
Adam Jahnke
Starring Julie Strain
Masuimi Max
Ron Jeremy
James Gunn
Debbie Rochon
Kevin Eastman
Arban Ornelas
Jorge Garcia
Cinematography Steven Vasquez
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date(s) September 28, 2004 (USA)
Running time 90 min.
Language English

Tales from the Crapper is a 2004 straight-to-video anthology film that was a spoof of Tales from the Crypt. The film was released by Troma Entertainment.

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Plot

Tales from the Crapper is an anthology film from Troma Entertainment that was released straight to DVD in 2004. Troma co-founder and B-movie king, Lloyd Kaufman, plays the almighty Crap Keeper. He presents the viewers with two horror stories that are filled to the brim with gore, nudity, fat guys, talking penises, lesbian scenes, vampires, UFOs, and appearances by porn star Ron Jeremy and the band New Found Glory. The film was purportedly shot over three years with six directors and close to fifteen writers.[1]

Production

The movie started pre-production in early 2001, after a successful digitized web-comic starring Yaniv Sharon entitled Tales From the Crapper hit the Troma website. After the three-part comic was done, Troma President Lloyd Kaufman wanted a real series on their website to be made. A contract was done with India Allen, who had recently produced and directed the film The Rowdy Girls which Troma distributed. The budget for the first season was $200,000 USD.

After more than a year of production, Troma received the footage that was shot and it was unwatchable. In some cases, there was missing sound, the camera-work seemed unprofessional. All of the episodes were unfinished. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz were even more displeased when they found out that the entire budget was gone. In order to salvage the project, Lloyd Kaufman got former Troma alumni to re-work the script and find new uses for the footage shot. In 2003, re-shooting began both in Los Angeles and New York with Kaufman overseeing production. Gabriel Friedman, Troma's editor at the time, had made a list of the shots that were needed for the rewrites that they were working on. Despite Friedman and Kaufman being clear on what to do, many problems arose as well in the re-shoot with incompetent crew members. This lead to years of post-production. In order to make scenes fit together and due to the lack of sound on most of the footage, many scenes had to be re-dubbed. Both segments, which started out as horror films with a slice of comedy, had now become over-the-top comedy. While Troma is most well known for its horror films, they have acquired foreign films and released them with completely original dialogue for comedic effect, including Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters and Parts of the Family. Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters is one of Troma's most popular comedies. While Tales From the Crapper has gotten mixed reviews over the years, many fans of Troma like the film and have given it a positive rating.

Cast

Actor Role
Julie Strain Ivanna Dance / Amanda Samantha
Lloyd Kaufman The Crap Keeper / Dad / Voice of Tromantis
Kevin Eastman Travis Dance
Jorge Garcia Raccoon Head
Trey Parker Steve Keen
James Gunn James Gunn
Ron Jeremy Jimmy
Ted Raimi Next Door Neighbor
India Allen Sally Sterks
Gabriel Friedman Strip Bar Announcer / Voice of Larry / Voice of Deacon / Oliver Stone
Debbie Rochon Herself / Zelda Lipschitz
Joe Fleishaker Michael Herz / 500 pound candygramm
New Found Glory Jewish party-goers
Eli Roth Gay Party-goer
Trent Haaga Shocked Party-goer
Wes Craven Himself
Stephen Blackehart Himself
Chad Ferrin Himself
Count Smokula Himself

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ allmovie ((( Tales From the Crapper > Overview )))







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