The Uh-Oh! Show

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The Uh-Oh! Show
The Uh-Oh! Show DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Produced by Andrew Allan
Andy Lalino
Written by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Starring Brooke McCarter
Nevada Caldwell
Krista Grotte
Lloyd Kaufman
Babette Bombshell
Joel D. Wynkoop
Music by Patrick Ford
Cinematography Wes Pratt
Jill Sager
Edited by Chris Woods
Film Ranch International
Lion's Kill Productions
Release date
  • October 2009 (2009-10)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Uh-Oh! Show is a 2009 splatter comedy film, written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. The film revolves around a game show, The Uh-Oh! Show, where contestants play to win lots of money by answering trivia questions, but appear to be dismembered for every wrong answer. Jill Porter (Nevada Caldwel), a reporter, suspects the gruesome attacks might not be fake.

Plot synopsis[edit]

A reporter named Jill Burton (Nevada Caldwell) is investigating a gruesome television game show called The Uh-Oh! Show where contestants literally "get rich or die trying". Fred Finagler (Joel D. Wynkoop) is the creator of the show. While a few lucky contestants walk away with big money, most end up killed in gruesome ways. Meanwhile, Jill is suspicious about the supposedly fake deaths and becomes determined to find out if they are real or not.


  • Brooke McCarter as Jackie
  • Nevada Caldwell as Jill Burton
  • Joel D. Wynkoop as Fred Finagler
  • Krista Grotte as Champagne
  • Lauren Schmier as Coco Marie-Smith
  • Jack Amos as Dean
  • Kenny Rogers as Oscar
  • Bruce Blauer as Ray Hemming
  • Jarrett Ricker as Richard
  • Lloyd Kaufman as The Pimp
  • Trish Dempsey as Old Lady Blume


On 26 October 2009, Herschell premiered footage for The Uh! Oh! Show at the opening night of The Spooky Movie Film Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre outside of Washington, D.C., following the 45th anniversary screening of Two Thousand Maniacs!. The film was planned to have had its world premiere at Spooky Empire Weekend of Horror in Orlando, Florida on 11 October; however according to Herschell Gordon Lewis's introduction to the film at the Abertoir Horror Festival in Aberystwyth, it wasn't ready by that time. The version shown at the Abertoir festival was the premiere but still an incomplete version of the film, lacking music, titles and some special effects.[citation needed]

A more complete version of the film was screened at the Cinema Wasteland movie convention in Strongsville, Ohio in October 2010, with Mr. Lewis in attendance. He held a Q & A with fans following the screening.


Despite no approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds a 0% Audience Score.


The film won the Audience Choice Award at Texas Frightmare Weekend and Best Feature Horror Film at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival.[1]

Home video[edit]

The film was released on DVD on 30 August 2011.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gingold, Michael (1 September 2011). ""UH-OH!" H.G. Lewis Is Back! (with exclusive photos)". Retrieved 7 July 2012. [dead link]

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