Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Apr 3 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Party Like It's 1999
Film Info
Director:Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger)
Featuring:Will Keenan, Trent Haaga, Debbie Rochon
Runtime:124 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1999
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $4 Pabst Blue Ribbon & Hamm’s tallboys,  $4 small popcorn, small soda and candy!  $1 off beer/wine/soda/popcorn/candy for FilmScene members.   PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Terror Firmer (1999)

Directed by Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger)

Featuring: Will Keenan, Trent Haaga, Debbie Rochon

A Dali-esque surrealist Tromasterpiece unleashed by director Lloyd Kaufman and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).

"In many ways, Troma's 'make your own damn movie' ethos parallels a lot of punk rock ideals." - Spenser Hoyt, Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks of Film


"Terror Firmer is, in a lot of ways an exaggerated documentary." - The Incomplete Works of Mike Watt


"Terror Firmer is like a bring-your-own-bloody-special-effect party, a throwback to the breed of gross, crude drive-in movies that made audiences feel they spent more money getting in to see the pictures than the producer did in making it." - Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

Making a movie can be very difficult… especially when the director is insane. In addition to the typical trials and travails of a low budget film, this particular crew is being terrorized by a bomb-toting serial killer! However, in the midst of all the chaos, love springs eternal as Jennifer, a production assistant, struggles to decide between the two men in her life; Casey, the straight-laced boom operator and the rebellious special effects technician, Jerry. As the love triangle intensifies so does the body count. Can the underpaid and overworked crew band together to stop the crazed killer? Will Jennifer choose the right guy? Will cinema as we know it be redefined?

Don't give up the fight for truly independent cinema!

Restoration courtesy of Troma and American Genre Film Archive.



Is 1999 in fact the best movie year ever? With hindsight, countless thinkpieces, and at least one entire book dedicated to it, there's no doubt it's in contention. In this 25th anniversary nine film series co-presented by FilmScene and the Bijou Film Board, we take a look at the dawn of the millennium with titles that challenge the canon, populist hits, and everything in between. So put on your favorite choker and chunky platforms. Zip up your tech vest. Make sure you find some really deep lyrics to use for your away message, or just hit 'em with an "afk," and don't forget your best CD-R mix to listen to on your drive to the movies!