Halloweed, High on Slasher Horror Laughs
Halloweed, Film details
Director: LazRael Lison
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Release Format: Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Horror Sub-Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Running Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes
A comedic blend of murder, mystery and marijuana. Trying to escape the infamy of a serial killer father, Trent Modine and his goof-ball stepbrother Joey, both seeking a new start, find refuge in the small town of Mooseheart.
Joey, a complete stoner in a town known for its good weed and stories of the Candy Corn Killer, is a disaster waiting to happen. As you can imagine, it doesn’t take long before the family name catches up.
Trent and Joey must figure out how to sort through a string of cliché murders that so happen starts right as they arrive.
“He who has the weed has the power.”
Halloweed is a comedy, Horror, Mystery hybrid, starring Simon Rex, Shannon Brown, Jim O’Heir, Michelle Mueller, Jayson Bernard, Ray Wise, Jason Mewes, Deje Dee, Lester Speight, Danny Trejo, Robert Craighead, and Tom Sizemore.
Trent (Shannon Brown) and Joey (Simon Rex) have the unfortunate pleasure of being related to one of the most notorious serial killers.
After his electrocution, Trent and Joey move to the town of Mooseheart in order to run away from their past and keep it behind them. Only, they also ran into a whole new problem. The Candy Corn Killer.
Soon after they move and settle into Mooseheart, mysterious killings ensue, and the legend of the Candy Corn Killer starts to circulate.
Trent’s infamous past comes back to haunt him when his identity is discovered and he is suspected to be the killer. Trent and Joey try to track down the killer and solve the mystery in order to clear his name.
Mixing Horror, Slasher, marijuana, and non-stop Comedy, Halloweed is a hilariously good time. The plot was really good and something fresh to the scene.
Not many Horror films can incorporate Comedy and retain its effectiveness. Spoofs are usually the only films that get a pass, as the whole idea and purpose is to be scary, funny, and cheesy.
As funny as this film is, which probably justifies it being so ridiculously cheesy, I can’t just simply allow the cheesiness to go unnoticed and not being held accountable.
But only a couple things were of question: the killings were unbelievable, and the Candy Corn Killer’s costume was very amateurish.
The official release trailer and VOD poster for Halloweed are available from Screen Media Films, and the DVD release date has been set for November 8, 2016, announced the filmmaking team of Roberto Rosario, Jr. and Jayson Bernard, who produced the film under their J&R Productions banner.
Halloweed is an homage to the slasher horror films I grew up with combined with the fun of buddy comedies and stoner films, with a bit of classic John Waters, inspired twisted humor added to the mix.