Unproduced Ernest Films (1985 – 1994)

In the annals of 80's/90's family audience entertainers, one of the most common facets, especially in the regional southern markets, was Ernest P. Worrell, the know-nothing know-it-all created by Nashville advertising executive and director John R. Cherry III and brought to life by the spastic, rubber faced Shakespearean trained Lexington character actor, Jim Varney. Sort … Continue reading Unproduced Ernest Films (1985 – 1994)

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“Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

In 1990, magazine cartoonist, William Steig published an original "fractured fairy tale" children's book, "Shrek!". The story told the tale of a vile, ugly teenaged ogre who is (literally) kicked out of his Parents' den and told to make a living for himself, scaring people. Shrek sets out to go off on an adventure, joined … Continue reading “Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

“Swirlee” (1990; Partially Filmed)

Film Threat’s Chris Gore has likened it to “The Elephant Man” meets “Mean Streets”. A bizarre, original idea by a relatively unknown young actor from the New York theater scene, James Lorinz yearned to bring the story of a mutated misfit’s struggle to get back on top, only to be halted by the shortsighted studio … Continue reading “Swirlee” (1990; Partially Filmed)