The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (w/ Kevin Thompson, Bob Bell, and Art Gil in person!)

Being gross never felt so good! Take our hand as we pay homage to the greatest, grimiest and downright weirdest feature film ever, based upon the magic of childrens’ trading cards! Made at the very height of late ‘80s Garbage Pail Kids fever—with heavy hitters Kevin Thompson (Blade Runner) and Arturo Gil (Spaceballs) from the little people community—this live-action origin tale takes some of the card line’s most famous mutants and posits them as a Greek chorus of confidantes to Dodger (Mackenzie Astin), a 12-year-old boy out to both defeat brain-dead bullies and win the heart of a disinterested teenage New Wave fashion designer. This potentially wholesome affair is liberally doused with enough farting, beer drinking, hair-sniffing, puking, sewer diving, wink-wink pedophiliac subtext, booger-picking and musical numbers to send any parent screaming for the hills—making TGPKM the very definition of sublimely so-wrong-it’s-right late-night viewing. Did we mention the musical numbers?

Dir. Rod Amateau, 1987, 35mm, 96 min.