Check out these photos of Cannibal Corpse from 1994’s ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’s’ set

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Arguably, two of the greatest comedies in the history of cinema traces back to the nineties with 1994’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and 1995’ Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. There have been countless of references from both of these films that includes screaming out “Shikaka!,” watching a slinky glide down the stairs, wearing a pink tutu while reenacting to a random instant replay, and more. Despite the film being known as the breakthrough of Jim Carrey’s career, it also gave Cannibal Corpse their biggest exposure. During the classic scene from the first Ace Ventura film, these death metallers made a cameo appearance performing to their iconic track “Hammer Smashed Face.” 

Recently, an avid Metal Injection reader, Florida guitarist Mark Douglas reached out to them stating that he was on set the day of the shoot for this scene at the Cameo Theater in Miami, Florida. Douglas was featured as an extra in the movie and he stated that he was with guitarist Rob Barrett, who was his former roommate. Douglas reported that during the 2-day-shoot, the group performed the classic song “too many times to count.”

A few years ago we asked Cannibal Corpse about why they agreed to appear in the film:

It was a weird thing and I remember thinking when they offered this to us “I hope they don’t make us look ridiculous. I don’t want to have to do something I wouldn’t normally do onstage.” They told us to wear our regular clothes when we got to the movie, but they showed us a wardrobe with purposely ripped jeans. We played our own music, all to backing tracks of course. We knew it was an interesting opportunity. To this day, it’s still the biggest mainstream opportunity that we’ve ever had. People still talk about it because it’s weird for a band like us to be in a movie with Jim Carrey. At the time I know he was at least interested in our music, I’m not sure if he was a big fan or not. We’re very grateful that he was one of us that wanted us to be in the movie because he put us in front of millions of people that wouldn’t have otherwise known about our band.”

Check out the photos below:





[via Metal Injection]

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