All bloated and full of worms was an Official Selection of the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival, and was described as “Trainspotting meets brain damage with a dash of Videodrome.“The title alone is disturbing, so it’s logical to assume that the subject matter will be disturbing as well.
On July 11, Cindedigm announced that they had acquired the rights to the film, which is set to make its worldwide debut on July 16. After the first, All bloated and full of worms will be released on Cinedigm’s Screambox streaming service in the fall, before moving to Fandor.
The film is a dark and disturbing story that has been compared to the so-called grindhouse films of the 1970s and introduces us to Roscoe, who is the maintenance man of a seedy motel. Roscoe is always looking for a new drug and, under strange circumstances, ends up snorting a hallucinogenic worm, which turns out to be the solution he was looking for.
Roscoe and her lover then embark on a psychedelic journey that includes violence, sex, and possibly even murder. Writer/director Alex Phillips said the film set of All bloated and full of worms was, like so many other sets, closed by the pandemic.
Phillips claims the cast and crew of All Jacked Up and Full of Worms literally had to go underground, which is fitting given the film’s subject matter.
Phillip Andre Botello appears as Roscoe and Trevor Dawkins plays his love interest. The film also stars Eva Fellows, Mike Lopez, Carol Rhyu and Sammy Arechar.
Screambox, owned by Cinedigm, is a streaming platform specializing in all types of horror, including underground and banned films. A subscription costs $4.99 per month and there are no ads.
Fandor is an on-demand streaming service that likens itself to a “passionately curated film festival in your home” and focuses on independent films of all genres. A subscription costs $9.99 per month.
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