All Jacked Up 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 just makes sense 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 slated to make its world debut on July 16. After the premiere, All Jacked Up and Full of Worms will release on Cinedigm’s streaming service Screambox in the fall, before jumping over to Fandor.
The film is a dark, 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 at a seedy motel. Roscoe is always on the lookout for a new drug, and through strange circumstances, ends up snorting a hallucinogenic worm, which turns out to be the fix he has been searching for.
Roscoe and his lover then experience a psychedelic trip that includes violence, sex and maybe even murder. Writer/Director Alex Phillips said the film set for All Jacked Up and Full of Worms was, like so many other sets, shut down by the pandemic.
Phillips claims the cast and crew of All Jacked Up and Full of Worms had to literally go underground, which is appropriate, considering 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.
Cinedigm-owned Screambox is a streaming platform specializing in all types of horror, including underground and banned films. A subscription is $4.99 per month, and there are no ads.
Fandor is an On Demand streaming service that compares itself to a “passionately curated film festival in your home,” and focuses on independent films of all genres. A subscription is $9.99 per month.
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