WELCOME to the RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE Official Website where at the moment there exist 94 film still shots on a movie PHOTOS page; miscellaneous information and Q&A on a MORE THAN EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW page; an outline/history in MAKING SENSE OF THIS MOVIE page; recent progress on a NEWS page; the changing opinion of RN in THE CRITICS RAVE AND RAGE page; modified RN soundtrack and backstory on a MUSIC page; director’s tapes on a VIDEO page; the shooting script with notes and 91 More accompanying photos on the SCRIPT page. And, (OVER 30) OP Columns/Reviews on the bottom of the HOME page and at MIKE CARTEL’s POSTS
MARI CARTEL (above, right) 20 YEARS AFTER RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE!
Greetings – I am Mike Cartel and I’m personally responsible for this rediscovered masterpiece.
I am also the originator of the CinemaCarny school of deferment and no-budget filmmaking. It took the world 32 years to catch up with my artistry while Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t recognized until half a century after his death.
If anyone is still reading I must tell you that I grew up on a traveling carnival reading Mad magazine working in and on a midway illusion show and am only serious when actually shooting a movie with some other mark’s money.
Since I am a carney I look down on no one. I’m certainly not an artist, although I may be something of a showman.
Having said all that, if you fell into this site by design or mistake, I consider you a friend (the complete opposite of a mark, townie or sucker) and deserving of my sincere hospitality.
I encourage you to wander through this funhouse until you feel comfortable enough to write in the mazes of pages about Runaway Nightmare, me or the history of the traveling carnival.
At the moment I am serious in thanking you for your time and consideration while wishing only a pleasant journey within this ten-in-one sideshow that has become an action/adventure/ comedy/suspense/thriller (surrealistic, psychotronic) cult favorite.
THE TRUTH IS HERE
RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
It has been accepted as an official article in WIKIPEDIA as a ‘notable’ and ‘worthy’ subject for inclusion while ‘verifiable’ with ‘significant coverage about the subject in reliable sources.’
CLICK ON HERE RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE in WIKIPEDIA
RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE is also included (recognized) in the exclusive WIKIPEDIA “LIST of CULT FILMS” (between Rumble Fish and Run of the Arrow) CLICK ON HERE RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE in WIKIPEDIA LIST OF CULT FILMS
What exactly (sort of) is a cult movie? “only an extremely small number have elicited a fiery passion in moviegoers that exists long after their initial releases.” Cult movies are defined by Danny Peary as “special films which for one reason or another have been taken to heart by segments of the movie audience, cherished, protected, and most of all, enthusiastically championed.” He explains that “the typical Hollywood product” never attains cult status since all viewers perceive these average films in more or less the same way, with no real disagreement as to the film’s quality. But cult films “are born in controversy, in arguments over quality, theme, talent and other matters. Cultists believe they are among the blessed few who have discovered something in particular that the average moviegoer and critic have missed – the something that makes the pictures extraordinary.” – Danny Peary, Cult Movies, 1981. Peary’s intro stolen from Wikipedia entry (Cult Movies [Book]).
CLICK ON HERE RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE in WIKIPEDIA LIST OF CULT FILMS
WIKIPEDIA’s definition; A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film with a cult following, obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences, and often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed.Sometimes, the definition is expanded to exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics. Cult films are defined as much by audience reaction as they are content. Some studios, such as Troma Entertainment, specialize in making cult films.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE (The Official Movie Website) reached OVER 3,203 REGISTRANTS as of May 16, after just 26 months of unpublicized existence.