Things get weird and wild on this episode of the podcast as we discuss “All Jacked up and Full of Worms” and “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”.
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We start the show with a look at some upcoming genre fare. (Yes, we know it’s time for Wednesday.) We discuss an intense road trip movie about cannibals and growing up, whether you need to watch Nope, and the odd release schedule for the next Knives Out movie. Plus, some of the strangest sequels you have never heard of.
Our first movie is probably the grossest we have talked about this year. All Jacked Up and Full of Worms is as weird as its title would have you believe.
The story follows a group of people who have discovered that worms can be used as a hallucinogenic drug. What follows is a night of debauchery, death, and disgust.
There is so much to unpack here.
We talk about a doll that is creepy in a way that we did not ever want to see. The movie is filled with sexuality that co-mingles with its strangeness in a way that should not be possible. It is also filled with great characters, and what plot there is engaging. But why do we think some people will hate it?
This week’s feature presentation is Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
A parody of a parody about a musician who writes parodies, the film is definitely not for everybody.
There is just a certain segment that has never gotten Weird Al, nor do they ever want to. This is a shame because the movie is very clever, filled with fantastic performances, and is laugh-out-loud funny.
You can watch All Jacked Up and Full of Worms on Hoopla or Screambox, or you can rent it on VOD. Weird is available to stream on Roku.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we were joined by filmmakers and first-time authors Paul Gandersman and Peter Hall to discuss their new book. Paul is a film producer who has worked on films such as Scare Package, while Peter is a programmer at SXSW. They also talk about a horror classic from 1996 and have some recommendations from this year.
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