Warning! The cover, box, and tagline have nothing to do with the movie. Well, except the title, but even then it's stretching.
Anyway, what we have here is four life-long friends and criminal partners that get hired to go out to the desert and receive a package. They meet up with a Dr. Ody, who gives them the box and shows them what's inside: a strange wormy thing that's on life support. Dr. Ody starts to change his mind about the deal and gets blown away.
The team goes to a friend of Alex's, an art student by the name of Rita. They intend to just hang out until the person that "ordered" the worm arrives.
However, the thing wakes up. They clean it up like Dr. Ody told them to as it looks around the room (despite it's eyes being sewn shut). They put it in a little wastebasket and let Fatty watch over it. Everything is going fine, until it starts to talk...
Alex - Dan Clark
Lauren - DawnMarie Velasquez
Martin - Dave Pressler
Fatty - Dan Lake
Rita - Judy Jean Kwon
Dr. Ody - Ron Fitzgerald
Written and Directed by - Dan Clark
Character development? What do I do???
Whenever I would hear about this whacked out movie on message boards and what not, people would tout it as the "worst movie I've ever seen." Now, we've all heard people say that before. And nobody knows about the worst movies out there better than the people that run this site and others like it. But this was a lot of people saying it was the worst ever. So, naturally, I had to have it.
The problem is, I ended up liking it.
If you've seen Brain Damage, then you'll recognize where this movie is going once little "Wormy" pops out. Yes, it looks like a penis; they even talk about it in the movie, and it's shape comes into ... uh, 'play' later on. But people have said, and I agree, that the best horror is what's inside, and that's what little "Wormy" digs into.
It doesn't take long for the blood to start running on this one, either. It's so graphic and extreme some thought that the blood was CGI, but apparently it's good old fashioned corn syrup. Nice sound effects accompany all the splatter.
I'll say it again: this movie is strange. People start skating around for no reason, it's shot at strange angles; a lot of it doesn't make any sense whatsoever, and they do have a lot of pointless scenes. Alex (who reminded me of Tom Green for some strange reason) was semi-believable as the leader of the group; he was definitely a huge asshole, but sometimes he seemed to drop the ball and acted like a huge nerd, which made the character seem really weak. Everyone else did fine, and to tell you the truth, I even started to feel for some of the characters, which is always a good sign, especially for an indie flick.
There's some nudity but the context isn't exactly what you're thinking (yes, you read the fifth check-point correctly). The infamous puppet sex scene is pretty hardcore, which is disturbing. Strangely, there is no nudity when two humans have sex...
There's not a whole lot of resolution about where little "Wormy" came from, but in the end, that's not what it's all about.
The DVD is stacked to hell and back, and for an indie film, that's awesome. Deleted scenes, bios on all the characters, commentary, all sorts of good stuff.
I recommend to go ahead and get this one. It's extremely bizarre, but the premise is neat, the acting gets up there at times, and you have to see the scene at the end before you can say you've really lived.Hide Full Review
Character development? What do I do??? ...
Random violence - yes
Pointless nudity - yes
Uppercut - no
Extreme editing - yes
Graphic puppet sex - yes
Hard to look cool with a cute fuzzy phone.
Extreme...skateboarding sequence I guess?
Why do they all sound like Power Rangers?
Extreme skateboarding #2 what the hell is going on??
Did he just pass gas?
Extreme eating sequence for like an hour!
Ultra frying pan combo!
Ok...we get the eyes/dying scene already.
That gives new meaning to the phrase "coughing up blood."
Lauren - "Is that 'fuck' we stay or 'fuck' we split?"
Alex - "Fatty!" *POW!*
Alex - "Tastes like chicken."
Fatty - "Ninja-fucking-queen."
Alex - "Come out!"
Asian Drag Queen - "Mister, I came out years ago. You come out!"
Alex - "It looks like a giant cock."