Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Title: Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
Year: 1989
Director: Michael A. Simpson
Actors: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver, Haynes Brooke, Sandra Dorsey, Daryl Wilcher, Kim Wall, Kyle Holman, Cliff Brand, Kashina Kessler, Randi Layne, Chung Yen Tsay, Jarrett Ellis Beal, Sonya Maddox, Jill Terashita, Stacie Lambert, Charles Lawlor
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA

Why in Database: In one scene a real turtle appears, one of the protagonists use him to scares another, blindfolded one.

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Halloween in a Box

Title: Halloween in a Box
Year: 2019
Director: Rob Caprilozzi
Cast: Nick Banks, John Cimino, Roy Thomas
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: Documentary’s film on the boxed Halloween costume business, it tells the story from the beginning of the business to the present day. Turtle elements come in the form of costumes of Ninja Turtles, which went to shelves during the popularity of the first animated series. A fragment of the opening sequence of this series is shown, of course the costumes themselves, as well as some Ninja Turtles figures.

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Title: Crush
Year: 2013
Director: Malik Bader
Actors: Ashleigh Craig, Cody Hamilton, Lucas Till, Crystal Reed, Isaiah Mustafa, Dan Metcalfe, Derrick Kemp, Preston Davis, Mariah Buzolin, Sarah Bolger, Holt McCallany, Camille Guaty, Caitríona Balfe, Leigh Whannell, Reid Ewing, Melissa Young, Nikki SooHoo, Meredith Salenger
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA

Why in Database: The turtle appears in this film mainly in the form of a figurine that the main character has on the porch of his house, he is hiding the entrance keys under him.
The second appearance is the book Some New Kind of Slaughter, with a turtle on the cover, it can be seen on a shelf in a store where one of the characters works.
The third turtle element is more of a curiosity – the main character goes to the cinema with his friend, he choose quite old movie, His Girl Friday – we mention it because we have this movie in our database. An excerpt of this movie is shown, but not the scene where the turtle is mentioned.

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Title: Sorted
Year: 2000
Director: Alexander Jovy
Actors: Matthew Rhys, Sienna Guillory, Ben Moor, Claire Harman, Mark Crowdy, Joseph Kpobie, Neil Maskell, Stephen Marcus, Jason Donovan, Michael Price, Bob Mercer, Simon Meacock, Fay Masterson, Kelly Brook, Tim Curry, Charlotte Bicknell, Idris Elba, Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA

Why in Database: In one scene, the song “Happy together” by The Turtles is used as the soundtrack.

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Title: Baskin
Year: 2015
Director: Can Evrenol
Actors: Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Görkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Muharrem Bayrak, Fatih Dokgöz, Sabahattin Yakut, Berat Efe Parlar, Sevket Süha Tezel, Seyithan Özdemir, Sevinc Kaya, Mümin Kaar, Fulya Peker, Fadik Bülbül, Elif Dag, Mehmet Akif Budak, Derin Cankaya, Hayati Citaklar, Leman Sevda Daricioglu
Genre: Criminal, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Turkey

Why in Database: At the very beginning, you can see the figurine of Ninja Turtle.

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The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE and the Changing Face of Comics

Title: The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE and the Changing Face of Comics
Year: 2009
Director: Ken Mills
Cast: Beth Emery, Jeff Smith, Scott McCloud, Colleen Doran, Harvey Pekar, Paul Pope, Terry Moore, Lucy Caswell, Jim Kammerud, Martin Fuller
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: There’s a fragment of the short film The Pogo Special Birthday Special, showing a turtle.

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Full Circle

Title: Full Circle (Also known as The Haunting of Julia)
Year: 1977
Director: Richard Loncraine
Actors: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett, Robin Gammell, Cathleen Nesbitt, Anna Wing, Edward Hardwicke, Mary Morris, Pauline Jameson, Peter Sallis, Arthur Howard, Damaris Hayman, Susan Porrett, Sophie Ward, Hilda Fenemore, Yvonne Edgell, Nigel Havers
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada, UK

Why in Database: The turtle appears in one scene, first we see him being held by the boy, then he disappears from view for a moment, only to come back (dead) in hands of the main character, unfortunately she also carry a knife (we do not show the screenshots from this fragment).

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The Bits of Yesterday

Title: The Bits of Yesterday
Year: 2018
Director: Darrin Peloquin
Cast: James Rolfe, Dain Anderson, Jay Hatfield, Buzzy Adriatico, Bill Arensberg, Jack Baca, Andy Bogerd, Randy Bruyninckx, Kinsey Burke, Tom Casey, Robert Cavaliere, Billy Chaser, Pat Contri, Ryan Darr, Christian Deitering, Josh Donow, Tony Fresolo, Daniel Greenberg
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

Why in Database: A film about collectors of retro computer/console games. It should come as no surprise that you can see stuff related to Pokemon (Squirtle appears on the cover of something in the display case), Mario (various figures and “posters”) and Ninja Turtles (T-shirts, pendants, hat, game etc.). In addition, the Turtle Creek location is mentioned.

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The Tempest

Title: Burza
Title: The Tempest
Year: 2010
Director: Julie Taymor
Actors: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Jude Akuwudike, Reeve Carney, David Strathairn, Tom Conti, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, Ben Whishaw, Alfred Molina, David Scott Klein, Bryan Webster
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA

Why in Database: A movie based on a Shakespeare play, the turtle (tortoise) is only mentioned in the dialogue, used as a term for someone who did not respond quickly enough to a call.

Come, thou tortoise!

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