Crape (1997)

Directed by Justin Stuboy

Written by Justin Stuboy and Van Stuber

Cinematography by Justin Stuboy and Van Stuber

Production companies: Radio Pictures (Future to be: Wilkins Peak)

Genres: Action/Disaster/SCI-FI


Justin Stuboy - Mayor - Passgass Refinery - Giant

Van Stuber - UFO - voices - Tornado

Marmalade - Giant Cat

Format: VHS (DVD release pending)

Length: 38 Minutes (approx)

Ubstudios link:

Trailer: (never produced)

Movie Stats:

Production cost: 30$ Estimated

Box Office: 50$

Shot on VHS tape

Filming locations:

Casper, WY


-Possibly the best early film produced by Ubstudios.

-Was in production at the same time as the first Ubstudios film ever, Justin City and is on the same tape.

-The first Ubstudios film to attempt a coherent story

-The first movie to use music during various parts.

-Filmed almost entirely in a basement.

-The town of Crape is actually a bunch of boxes that looks like a city when done properly. This technique was also used in the sequel and various other projects.

-Van Stuber was not involved in the project until the film had already started production. The film ultimately would have failed had he not joined the crew.

-The film mentions an earthquake. This is a reference to an actual earthquake that hit Casper in 1997 and was felt on the set.


-visible camera/crew- Strings are visible on vehicles

-visible camera/crew- The reflection of the camera can be seen when the metal skyscraper (model) falls near it.

-audio problem- Stuboy says "look at that storm honey" in a man's voice and responds to his own point with another man's voice.

-continuity errors- Props and buildings often change positions during cuts.

-revealing - The giant cat is clearly being held by a person off camera, and not walking by himself.

-Visible crew- Throughout the entire film the two crew members who created the film are visible, as both actors and crew creating the film itself.

Film connections/references:

Justin City (1996)

Night of the Twisters (1996) TV

Independence Day (1996)

Twister (1997)

Volcano (1997)


Soundtrack listings:

-Kashmir - Led Zepplin

-Theme from Independence Day

-Theme from Starwars

-Its the End of the World as We Know It - R.E.M.

-Select tracks by Emerson Lake and Palmer

-20th Century Fox theme