Sid Haig going to any lengths to protect his marijuana farm from the authorities in a violent grindhouse throwback? Ah, go on then. Billed tantalisingly in the press release as “an action-packed grindhouse film with a heart of gold,” High on the Hog sees genre icon Haig starring alongside the late cult hero Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop), who died in 2015.
Five years in the making, the film was shot in Illinois in 2012 and is described in said press release as “…an example of independent filmmaking perseverance and dedication to the craft, possessing one of the most unique editing schemes in recent memory, a terrific rapid-fire rock ‘n roll soundtrack, and a crazy, grindhouse feel.”
Big Daddy is the patriarch of an unconventional family that lives in Council Hill, where they work on a hog farm. They may not be related by blood, but they’ll fight to stay together under any circumstance. However, they are not just family, nor are they just simple hog farmers… they are also growers of high quality marijuana. With the pressure of a government agency coming down on pot distributors around the country, the family must do whatever it takes to keep their crop safe. When a new girl is brought into the fold, the family dynamic and Big Daddy’s crop are threatened in a way he’s never had to face before. And he’ll do anything to protect it.
High on the Hog is due for release this month, through an exact date remains elusive. In the meantime, check out some stills (above) and the film’s nutbags trailer (below).
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)