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Nightmare Alley

3.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Turn down the lights, grab your popcorn and join your host, the master of the macabre Scarlet Fry, for a hellishly wicked fright-fest guaranteed to freeze your blood! Vengeful ghosts, walking dead cowboys, and other ghastly beings abound in seven tales of shock and terror from beyond the grave. Equally horrific and humorous, Nightmare Alley is an over-the-top exercise in shock. Presented completely uncut and uncensored, it will scare the living yell out of you!

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...Creative! --Ted V. Mikels

...now this is MY kind of grossout. --Herschell Gordon Lewis

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Product Details

  • Actors: Danny Marianino, Keith Jackson, David C. Hayes, Scarlet Fry
  • Directors: Walter Ruether
  • Producers: Laurence Holloway
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Brain Damage Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003NEVW6Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,365 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Nightmare Alley" on IMDb

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By Carl Manes on September 19, 2010
Format: DVD
Horror host Scarlet Fry presents this blood-splattered omnibus feature that flows from the same vein as the classic EC Comics of the 1940's and 50's. The film is broken into seven 10-minute vignettes, with each story being more gruesome and less interesting than the last. A Fistfull of Innards has a greedy outlaw gored by his two undead partners after killing them over a golden meteor. Zeke must kidnap and kill hot young teens in order to appease the evil Mexican Hell Rat which has possessed his soul in Rebellion. In Death Chat, a cheating husband gets what he axed for when he meets up with a stranger he met online for a casual encounter. A tubby neighbor is invited over for a special dinner after the sexy girl upstairs murders her jealous husband in Meat. Waiting for the bus was never seemed so bad until a punk rocker brutally kills a gay admirer before stealing his porn in Closet Case. Next, a failing artist finds inspiration in his dead wife's carcass after shutting her up with a knife in The Great Damone. Finally, Jack the Ripper is back to kill again when a traveling exhibit stops into town in Slash of the Blade. Each of the shorts bear some resemblance to more successful films, but despite all of the bad acting and amateur filmmaking, NIGHTMARE ALLEY is actually a fun watch with several gooey instances of low-buget gore. A grainy overlay is used to give the film a vintage look and feel that does a good job at masking the hand-held camerawork. The poorly-framed stories are typically shaped around a single centerpiece of splatter, but lack any proper structure or true irony. Scarlet Fry's third feature film is better than it rightfully deserves to be, and is sure to appeal to the hard Gore fanbase.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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Nightmare Alley is a fast-paced series of short gross-out horror-comedies hosted by Scarlet Fry. It will remind you of Creepshow in its storytelling style, but really it's more like being at Tromadance (for those of us who have been lucky enough to attend this wild and wacky film festival). The stories (mostly written by co-director Walter Ruether) are all quite different in themes and styles; exploring everything from zombies to psychotic killers in seven short movies filled with sarcastic humor, cheesy performances and over-the-top gore. Don't expect a bunch of depressing grueling horror here - Most of these tales have as much humor as horror. Watch it like it's a film festival with some low-budget horror loving friends and you'll have a good time!
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If you liked "Tales from the Crypt"-style macabre humor mixed with a little gore, and enjoy low/no-budget guerrilla-style production values, then do yourself a favor and check out "Nightmare Alley."
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"Nightmare Alley" is a 7 part anthology horror film from writers / directors Laurence Holloway and Walter Ruether. This low budget effort gets off to a good start with an opening of a Bum offering a comic book for a smoke to two long hair's who make the mistake of insulting the bum who promptly pulls a knife and takes one of them out. The other freind leaves his buddy stranded and the victim's response to this betrayal is Classic. This sort of humor is present throughout "Nightmare Alley" and is really the film makers saying "have fun" with this. Taken in this intended tongue in cheek manor the alley delivers a good time to horror fans. The first story "A Fistful of Inards" is a zombie opus with a cowboy twist which is quite unique. Great gore effects make this one a real treat. "Rebellion" about a satanic rat that wants to take over the world may have the best humor and dialogue in the film and is a hoot! "Death Chat" features the best atmosphere of all the stories including an axe to the head that is excellent. The vengeful spirit and her appearance is quite effective as well. "Meat" has some sick ideas in it, and "The Great Damone" was a nice change of pace from the other stories. The film ends strong with the most suspensful tale of them all called "Slash of the Blade" which is a Jack the Ripper story that manages some nice slasher moments and a few gory set pieces that will please most gore fans. "Closet Case" was the only true let down of the 7 stories and doesn't seem to belong with the other stories. Overall Holloway and Ruether make up for the lack of budget with their love of horror movies. By no means a classic, but taken the way it is intended "Nightmare Alley" is a good time for horror fans and should please the independent horror film fan a lot. Pick it up!
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bad acting, lower than lowest, real cheesy, lot of slurping too much and what more can I say. Horrible, grotesque, bloody mess
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Lots of mixed reviews on this film so I thought I would take it for a drive and see how it handled. Very low budget bud as you watch it you begin to get sucked into the camp. This would have been the type of film I would have rented over and over again in my youth. Very old school style with devil rats to zombie cowboys. Fun, weird, and very very nostalgic. Watched on Netflix V.O.D but now I'm gonna order it!!!
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I got a sneak peak at this film not long ago. In comparsion of larger budget indie films this is just as good if not better. The film is a collection of shorts with a host. Sort of a "Creep Show" approach which I liked. They also appeared to used a Grindhouse effect which was interesting. I really liked "Fistful of Inards" which is set in the old wild west. The story was about some greedy cowboys stumbling on a treasure in the desert without any flashing forward in time crap. Death Chat is another one that stood out for me. It is sort of campy and pokes fun at the online dating scene. The Axe shot in this is awesome. Danny Marianino in Meat is actually pretty good.
The thing with this film is it does not take it self serious. The movie was shot on a low budget yet it has some bigger budget feel. If you are looking for a movie that was done with the old horror approach with some unique story line this is it. If these guys at Petorious are very creative. Look forward to more stuff from them.
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