Made before Scream, There’s Nothing Out There satirizes the same horror movie cliches but goes even further, presenting a story where some of the characters are aware that they’re in a movie, even using a boom mic to swing away from the movie’s amphibian monster.
Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break — a typical horror movie scenario. One of them, Mike, has studied every horror movie that’s ever been released on video. He knows the warning signs and calls them out to the others, but they dismiss him as a goof who has watched too many films.
In truth — something is out there. The teens all fall into the tropes of typical horror movies and are killed off one by one by an evil frog creature that can possess them and make them fire lasers from their eyes. There’s gore, tons of nudity and faces that literally melt. Also — the main creature is as ridiculous as anything in horror and I’m including The Killer Shrews.
This movie was written and directed by Rolfe Kanefsky, the son of Victor, who edited Ganja & Hess and Bloodsucking Freaks, a movie that we rented nearly every day in our teen years, using it as a torture test for unsuspecting friends.