The Troma Rejects: Toxie's Triple Terrors ... and how to watch them (#1-#3)

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  1. Hellbilly

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    A little guide/review/warning and tips on how to watch those Triple Terror sets in case anybody's interested in buying or renting them. 21 movies if you get all 7. 21 tales of terror, madness, boobs and monsters - trashcan entertainment, gutter dreck and cheap DTV crap starting from 1970's - 1990's. A batch of more or less known movies, a few you might never heard of before and a few you thought you've never seen before but realized Troma just gave them a new title.
    All films are presented in full screen (VHS transfers) and some have fake 5.1 sound.


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    So you got nummero uno from the set which is really, and I mean really, a tough one to begin with. Make it a triple feature and start with:

    Deadly Daphne's Revenge ... why? Because this is easily one of the worst in the entire collection so you better start with this one and get it over with quickly. Before being Troma-tized (and probably re-cut) this film was known as The Hunting Season. Supposedly made in 1987 (if you believe the back cover of the DVD), but one can see clearly this was filmed in the late 70's based on fashion. Deadly Daphne's Revenge is actually a drama, and tells the story about some chick who gets raped by three guys on a camping trip to their lodge. Expect lots of boring attorney talk, a little rape-sleaze, a half-assed romance, fugly pants galore and newly filmed Daphne footage inserted by Troma: some previous rape victim who lives in the woods, eats out of trashcans and has her revenge in the movie's final 5 minutes.
    Bonus: Theatrical Troma Trailer.

    Ok, you survived Daphne. Congratulations! Up next:

    Curse Of The Cannibal Confederates ... why? Because you need to forget about Daphne. Curse Of The Cannibal Confederates looks like a winner compared to Daphne, and as far as campy low budget entertainment goes it also kinda delivers the entertaining cheesy goods - which Daphne did not.
    The first 10 minutes are quite hilarious as you watch 3 couples in their camper goofing around looking for some camp site. Some funny bad one-liners, bad sound editing and sound effects, horrible acting and one of the ugliest bikini's you'll ever see - pure cheese gold. The middle part ain't all that entertaining but once they awaken the undead Confederates the final 30 minutes can get bloody and gory at times. Original title was The Curse Of The Screaming Dead (1982) and according to imdb.com Troma inserted a different opening sequence.
    Bonus: Theatrical Troma Trailer.

    This wasn't too bad, right? One more to go:

    Demented Death Farm Massacre: The Movie ... why? Because this is not really horror? This one had many titles and is currently listed as Honey Britches (1971) at imdb.com. It's one of those silly Hillbilly sex comedies type of movies. The humor is kinda lame, the sex kinda tame and it's Troma to blame for not giving us the Soft Porn version. Seriously. I think this one would have been better uncut (or with added soft porn footage) which got released back then. However, this one's still worth a watch and might tickle your funny bone after all. Or not.
    Bonus: Theatrical Troma Trailer.

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    Definitely better than #1, part 2 of Toxie's Terror sets includes at least two genre "highlights". Start the evening with:

    Beyond Evil ... why? Because this terrifying and (unintentional) hilarious story of demonic possession finally made it on DVD. Released on video by Media Home Entertainment back in the early 80's starring the immortal John Saxon and Linda Day George. Both move into an old mansion, witness gory surgery while Linda gets possessed by some 100 year old ghost. No need to call Father Damien Karras though, it's adviced to get your lightsaber. Yes, Linda does not puke green pea soup but shoots green laser beams out her eyes. A Quentin Tarantino favorite worth watch regardless.
    Bonus: None!

    After a few giggles and yucks, please continue with:

    Chillers ... why? Because this might be one of the best films of the lot plus it's a good horror anthology. Ok, it's nothing like Tales From The Dark Side etc, more in the vein of The Willies but better told and not too shabby for a low budget production.
    A few people waiting on a bus start telling each other horror stories to pass the time ... 5 tales of terror, vampires, ghosts, zombies & madmen. Winner of the Silver Scream Award 1987.
    Bonus: Original Theatrical Trailer.

    You shall end the evening with:

    Evil Clutch ... why? Just to prove that not all movies coming from Italy are good and worthy. What a disappointment this turned out to be. Dull outing that rips off Evil Dead in a rather unflattening way. Only for hardcore fans of Italian horror.
    Bonus: Original Theatrical Trailer.

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    Pissed off after watching Evil Clutch? No worries, each movie on #3 are way better. Pop in:

    Video Demons Do Psychotown ... why? Because that's a damn cool title. Mix Witchboard and X-Files with no budget whatsoever and you get Bloodbath In Psycho Town (1989) (Original title). Story's about a young couple filming a documentary in a town full of psychics. On their way they encounter death, ghosts and dirty secrets from the past. Some interesting ideas but the outcome is a bit boring. Nice Slasher-like ending though.
    Bonus: None!

    Continue with:

    Horror Of The Hungry Humongous Hungan ... why? Because that's a damn silly title. Troma claims this was made in 1991, the end credits say 1988 but I spotted a Bruce Springsteen (Born In The USA) poster, a Pee-wee Hermann imitator and a Nightmare on Elm Street vibe throughout, so I'd say this was made around 1984/85.
    Odd little movie that appears to be a family and friends production filmed in rural county in 16mm. It starts off like some Frankenstein flick showing scientists reanimating some dead dude who goes on a roaring rampage spitting toxic goo while slashing his victims with his extended Freddy Krueger fingers. Add some bad acting teens getting ready for a camping trip and you're in for some cheesy filmed-in-your-own-backyard kind of fun. Most of the guys are shirtless and sport horrible mullets, there's a local rock band playing corny rock tunes and the voice of Jack Palance can be heard in the opening sequence.
    Bonus: None!

    Hungry for more? End the evening with:

    Croaked: Frog Monster From Hell ... why? Because this r-r-ribbiting tale of aquatic terror will most likely put a smile on your face: Rubber frog monster spitting toxic frogs. You don't see that very often. Z-grade nonsense filled with action, amphibious savagery and leaping suspense.
    Also known as Rana: The Legend Of Shadow Lake (1975).
    Bonus: None!
     
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  2. onebyone

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    Great work Billy. I have been hoping you would do something like this for those of us who know not these movies and who are afraid of anything remotely related to Troma. You present a compelling case for trying a few out, plus, you give us a viewing schedule so as to save us some PAIN. Thanks man.

    And, to be sure, there are no Lloyd Kaufman bits on these at all, right? I don't want to sit down to watch a bad movie and get blindsided by one of his annoying bits. :nervous:
     
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    Nope, no annoying Kaufman stuff on those DVDs, except for the included trailer which can be a typical Troma trailer in some cases - but sometimes it's the original untouched theatrical trailer. Static menus with music from the film and that's about it.
     
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    All 7 volumes of the Toxie's Triple Terrors sets are great late-night fun. Some of the movies just suck (Nightmare Weekend, ugh!), but some are real cheese gems. I actually like the packaging and disc contents (cool covers) more than actual Troma DVD releases released by themselves. No annoying extras recycled over and over on every DVD, and thankfully no stupid Lloyd introductions!
     
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    :lol: Love it!! Bring on #4 to #7!
     
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    :D

    #4-#7 shall be posted soon. As soon as I'm done watching the final two movies from the set :)
     
  7. Luna

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    Now that's good news... I'd be more likely to try these DVDs out if I were promised I wouldn't be assaulted with horrendous images and endless blather. :nervous:
     
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    i wonder what would kaufman do if someone had the GUTS to come up to him to tell him

    1/your intros, same in each every DVD is now BOOOOOOORING
    2/digitially remastered does not equal using a ex-rental tape
    3/we are FED UP with Tromadance!
    4/your screw up on Argento is worse than a Shriek Show fowl up!
    5/maybe you can compete with Shriek show, blue underground, mondo macabro, unEarthed, anchor bay if you PUT MORE EFFORT in your releases


    sorry for my rant, glad these are AT LEAST kaufman free!
     
  9. Tawny

    Tawny You guys got sour balls?

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    Sure Lloyd may be annoying but he is a person. You'd be surprised how many people love him. When I was working the booth Gene Simmons and Joe Bob Briggs came over because they are Troma fans. I can't believe I'm actually posting this, but since Lloyd is my friend, I don't care. Carry on.
     
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    Tawny You guys got sour balls?

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    He's probably make a joke about it because he's such a good sport. Either that or he'd kick you in the balls. ;)
     
  11. onebyone

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    Since you promised me there is none of that horrible Kaufman stuff on here, I am going to start looking for Toxie's Triple Terror Vol 1 really cheap on ebay. It shouldn't take too long, because cheap and Troma go hand and hand.

    However, if I am being punk'd... :fire:

    Edited to Add: The first set is on Netflix, so I can check them out that way. Excellent.
     
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    ADMIN EDIT - UNCALLED FOR ...some of the footage I've seen of that guy is just ridiculous. Still, if he's a smart guy that means he's a terrific actor.

    Hellbilly - those reviews are fricking great, really top notch stuff. Although, it must be said, they have persuaded me not to buy these, you gave me a good laugh :D
     
  13. bwana the clown

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    Heh heh. They've kinda had the opposite effect one me, which is pretty impressive given that I already have number 6 and know first-hand how crappy they are!
     

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