The Creep Behind The Camera (2014) Screamfest Review
As we all know in from DVD audio commentary tracks, every bad movie likely has a far more interesting story taking place behind the camera. Such is the case with 1964’s The Creeping Terror as demonstrated by Pete Schuermann’s docu-drama, The Creep Behind the Camera, which played at Screamfest in Los Angeles at The Chinese Theater on October 19th.
If you look The Creep Behind the Camera up on IMDB, you’ll likely be confused by their categorization of it. “Documentary/Animation/Biography” doesn’t exactly sum this film up very well. This is indeed (mostly) a narrative biopic, a la Ed Wood.
But it didn’t start out that way. During the post-screening Q&A, Schuermann said the initial intent was to make a documentary. After uncovering a wealth of unsavory behind-the-scenes stories, mostly revolving around the film’s “director” and lead actor, Art “A.J.” Nelson (aka, Vic Savage), Schuermann and his producer, Nancy Theken, knew they had a twisted story to tell.
Unfortunately, one of their potential interviewees – Nelson’s daughter, who apparently had a great wealth of information about her father’s dark behavior – dropped the ball when she … Continue reading