With cult hits like “Pump Up the Volume” and “Empire Records” under his belt, director Allan Moyle is no stranger to cult status. In fact, he hails from the world of independent film and only moved into mainstream later in his career. However, in “Weirdsville,” Moyle outdoes himself.
The 2007 Canadian film deals with the misadventures of two slackers named Royce and Dexter who believe their friend Mattie has just had a drug overdose. Do Royce and Dexter race to the hospital or call the cops as any normal person would do? No, their first thought Read the rest of this entry »
It almost feels like you’re making a deal with the devil when you see Weirdsville show up on the queue. Having made its rounds through Blockbuster and Redbox and all those movie channels you get through the cable tv providers, you would think more people knew about this film, but such is not the case.
That being said, allow me to sum it up for you.
Weirdsvilles is weird.
The film is what many people would consider a slacker comedy featuring the comedic exploits of two stoners set against the backdrop of a sinister takeover. However, what makes this film so baffling is its shotgun approach to storytelling and its seeming identity crisis.
It never quite knows if it wants to be a full-on comedy or an earnest drama about the most ancient of all evils and, as a result, you have a very quirky and darkly bizarre experience. Another way to say it would be that it’s a very polarizing experience.
Of course, it’s not necessarily a bad thing when a film makes you laugh because of incredulity rather than obvious comedy. You’re always thinking about what you just saw, even after the movie is over. It’s much more than a diversion and, in some cases, you have to see it multiple times.
If, for nothing else, than to confirm to yourself that you actually just saw what you just saw.
The movie of Weirdsville was produced by Allan Moyle and premiered in 2007. It was filmed in Canada and the plot centers around three friends who accidently encounter the local satanic cult. The film received mixed reception and it was placed under the label of black comedy, which may not be favored by some viewers. The Weirdsville was heavily promoted and it founds its fans, however it did not make a major impression on the adult Read the rest of this entry »
There is nothing like a human sacrifice at a drive-in movie theater to awaken the dark humor that is in us all. Weirdsville, staring Wes Bentley and Scott Speedman, is a classic comedy and horror film mixed into one that will have you jumping in your seat and laughing all at once.
This film starts with two guys and a girl enjoying some recreational drugs when it all goes awry. They soon discover that their girlfriend is now dead from an overdose and have Read the rest of this entry »
There are so many benefits of seeing a movie at the drive-in theater. One reason it is so attractive to families is the freedom to allow children to move around during the feature This can really allow parents to kick back and enjoy the show.
Actually, there are very few drive-ins left in the world. Those who love viewing movies in this manner can truly appreciate all the work that goes into making a drive in function. Most drive in theaters do not make a lot of money off admission and so they rely on the food that Read the rest of this entry »
“Weirdsville,” well on its way to becoming a cult classic, was released at the Slamdance Festival in 2007. This dark comedy follows the absurd adventures that ensue when pair of Canadian stoners tries to cover up their complicity in the death of a girlfriend. Absurdity ensures when their plans to dispose of the body in an old drive in theater are interrupted by a satanic cult who have a bad case of hero-worship for a hippie Read the rest of this entry »
Weirdsville is a funny comedy written by Willem Wennekers and directed by Allan Moyle. Weirdsville was released on the 16th of November, 2007. Weirdsville is about two friends, Dexter and Royce, whose lives consist of getting high on drugs and hanging out with Mattie, Royce’s girlfriend. One night Mattie takes too much drugs and is thought to have died. To make matters worse, the drugs belonged to Omar, a drug lord who supplied Dexter and Royce with drugs in order to sell and pay off a debt Read the rest of this entry »