For those unfamillair with Mr. Coscarelli’s work, he is the creator and director of the wonderfully maccare”Phantasm” films.
He also brought author Joe Landsdale’s story “Bubba Ho-Tep” to life starring Bruce Campbell and the late great Ossie Davis.
Here, Mr. Coscarelli steps back into literary adaption mode with an entertaining film that will leave viewers scratching their heads.
The book that this story is taken from was written by Jason Pargin, under the pseudonym of David Wong. The film focuses on a duo of misfit slackers who take a dimension ride courtesy of a drug called soy sauce.
Given to them by a Jamaican, (of course he’s named Robert Marley), the drug takes the duo from one monster fight to another, until they end up somewhere in the either.
This is where the head scratching comes in. The story is so far out, it must be experienced to be processed.
Suffice to say, it’s weird, different, and newcomer Chase Williamson does a nice job as the guiding protagonist, (also named David Wong. Mr. Williamson is Caucasian. This is explained, (sort of.))