The shocking true story of one of the worst films ever made comes to life in The Creep Behind the Camera – coming to Blu-ray this September from Synapse Films – paired with The Creeping Terror!
"The Creep Behind the Camera pays vibrant tribute to an inglorious chapter in the history of genre cinema…” – Fantasia Film Festival
A creature is haunting the streets of Los Angeles, waiting for the cover of night to stalk innocent young girls. Hungry for fame and fortune, it’s fueled by a demonic rage ready to devour anyone attempting to hinder it's becoming the most powerful entity in Hollywood. While sometimes called A.J. Nelson, this demon is more commonly known as Vic Savage. This is his story…
In 1964, Vic Savage made The Creeping Terror with a microscopic budget verging on the non-existent. Quickly earning a reputation as the worst movie ever made, it tells of the arrival of an unconvincing alien life-form (a shambling carpet creature made of plastic tubing, wire and soap) that devours its picnicking, dancing and guitar-playing victims. Much like the infamous Ed Wood, Savage managed to pull off a variety of schemes to convince an honest producer to invest in what he promised to be “the biggest monster movie ever made.”
Told through re-enactments and containing shockingly true stories of many of the actual people involved with the production, Pete Schuermann’s The Creep Behind the Camera is the funny and ultimately terrifying saga of the making of The Creeping Terror, and a disastrous portrait of a talentless artist who ultimately succumbs to his own self-destructive behavior. Starring Josh Phillips in the larger-than-life performance as Vic Savage, and Jodi Lynn Thomas (AMC’s Preacher) as his unsuspecting wife Lois, The Creep Behind the Camera pays vibrant tribute to an inglorious chapter in the history of genre cinema, incidentally exposing one of the most unimaginably radical antitheses of the Hollywood dream.
CREEPY SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
• An All-New 2K Scan of the Original Horror Classic, The Creep Behind the Camera! (Blu-ray Exclusive)
• Audio Commentary with Director Pete Schuermann, Producer Nancy Theken and Stars Josh Phillips & Jodi Lynn Thomas
• The Making of The Creep Behind the Camera
• How to Build a Carpet Monster
• Breaking Down Art’s Death Scene
• Monster Movie Homages
• “One Mick to Another” with Byrd Holland & Allan Silliphant
• Deleted Scenes
• Alternate Ending
• Screamfest Black Carpet Q&A with Frank Conniff
• The Creep Behind the Camera – Original Theatrical Trailer
• The Creeping Terror – Screamfest Promotional Trailer
The Creep Behind the Camera will be released on September 12, 2017.