In the summer of 1990, teenage filmmaker Rolfe Kanefsky raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film named There’s Nothing Out There. 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was—and reveals his theories on how it inspired a certain 90s horror box office hit.
After rapturous test screenings, a new kind of horror flick for the postmodern 1990s fell victim to fumbled distribution and a blizzard of bad luck. Channeling a quest for truth into a nine-minute video, Charlie Shackleton lends a microphone to the ill-fated filmmaker of an eclipsed cult classic.
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Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
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Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France