While throwbacks to 80s slashers and creature features may be the hot thing right now, first time writer/director Neal McLaughlin is looking a little further back with his comedic homage to 50s drive-in fare, I Was a Teenage Wereskunk.
The trailer, which could just be the best thing you’ll see today, admirably evokes the era, with diners, high school sports jackets and a voiceover that promises a story “ripped from today’s headlines!” There’s also brilliantly over-the-top acting, plentiful gore and the least convincing moustachioed cop you’ll ever see.
The plot involves teenager Curtis who gets sprayed in the face by an enchanted skunk, and is subsequently cursed to turn into a monstrous wereskunk whenever he gets horny. And, y’know, he’s a teenager so presumably that’s quite a bit.
The film stars feature newcomer Scott Monahan as the unfortunate Curtis, with Shey Lyn Zanotti, genre veteran Clayton Rohner (April Fool’s Day, The Relic, The Human Centipede III) and Charlie Farrell, who will soon be seen in Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050.
I Was a Teenage Wereskunk is available now on Amazon Video, and on DVD through the film’s official website.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)