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This 1991 Horror-Comedy Mega-Flop Featuring Tupac Is Still Worth Checking Out

What happens when you take Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Chevy Chase, and Tupac Shakur and throw them in a haunted house together? One of the weirdest horror comedies you can imagine.

The '90s was one of the most varied decades for horror. After the slasher boom of the previous decade, the '90s, while maybe not as prolific of a time, nevertheless produced some noteworthy horror gems. While there were endless sequels to ongoing franchises such as "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Friday the 13th," and "Child's Play," the decade also gave us plenty of original offerings that continue to stand the test of time. From "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Candyman" to "Ring" and "The Blair Witch Project," the '90s gave fans some truly unique films that remain beloved to this day.

But tucked beneath the mainstream works being released, there were also plenty of lesser-known films that may have felt like fever dreams at the time but are indeed very real movies. One of these off-kilter offerings came in 1991 with a horror comedy that, despite its A-list cast of comedians and actors, only managed to scare the box office with how hard it bombed. However, some fans nowadays argue that this underrated gem deserves a second chance.

Nothing But Trouble was nothing but trouble for Dan Aykroyd

Released in 1991, "Nothing But Trouble" tells the story of a financial publisher (Chevy Chase) and a lawyer (Demi Moore) who find themselves trapped in a creepy mansion owned by a 106-year-old judge (Dan Aykroyd) and his bizarre family. The film would be Dan Aykroyd's directorial debut and features a star-studded cast of such talents as Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, John Candy, and Valri Bromfield, amongst many others. Despite the talent on board, the horror comedy ended up critically and financially disappointing.

Making his acting debut in a small part would also be Tupac Shakur and the hip-hop group Digital Underground. Along with being an influential rapper, Tupac would go on to have a prolific acting career, starring in films such as "Juice" and "Poetic Justice" (via IMDb).

In recent years, fans have been trying to defend the oddball film as an underrated gem. A Reddit thread was started by u/Comic_Book_Reader, and they believe the film deserves more attention. Others responded with equally eager examinations of the film, such as u/LiquidAether, who says that "Everything about that movie is insane, it's incredible." Meanwhile, u/PallSerpent compliments the inclusion of Tupac's rapping scene, saying, "Dan Aykroyd may not be the greatest director ... but he has ... phenomenal music taste!"

"Nothing But Trouble" may have been just that for Aykroyd and company during its release, but here's hoping audiences will continue to grasp onto the cult classic over time.