If you like weird, transgressive, avant-garde horror it might be time to sign up for Screambox (if you haven’t already) because they just picked up ‘All Jacked Up and Full of Worms.’ This outlandish psychedelic freakout of a film had its world premier at Fantasia and the next stop is Fantastic Fest where I was able to check it out, and it is a must watch! Already quite divisive among those who’ve seen it, the only way you know which side you’ll fall on is to experience it!
This debut feature from writer/director Alex Phillips is subversively funny and guaranteed to make you squirm. The gore-soaked cast includes Phillip Andre Botello (‘The Art of Self-Defense’), Trevor Dawkins (‘Easy’), and Betsey Brown (‘The Scary of Sixty-First’). Other cast includes: Eva Fellows, Mike Lopez, Carol Rhyu, and Sammy Arechar. The film was produced by Phillips, Georgia Bernstein, and Ben Gojer.We have the trailer below, check it out and let us know if this wild ride is for you!
‘All Jacked Up and Full of Worms’ shows at Fantastic Fest on September 27th, 2022 and hits Screambox on November 8th, 2022.
SYNOPSIS All Jacked Up and Full of Worms is a flamboyant, darkly outrageous new vision that mashes together retro grindhouse thrills with the squirmy depths of underground cinema. Working at a seedy motel, maintenance man Roscoe (Botello) is always searching for his latest fix. When he stumbles upon a powerfully hallucinogenic worm, his days of dime-store drugs are over. Along with his new love interest (Dawkins), the pair embark on a delirious odyssey of sex, violence, and becoming one with the dirt.