The Dark Backward is a movie that feels like John Waters wrote and directed an episode of Tales From the Crypt. If this brief description makes you want to seek this movie out, just wait, because there's so much more for me to say! This movie is a true cult comedy gem!
The Dark Backward is about a failed comedian who grows a third arm out of his back, and with the help of his sleazy friend and his equally sleazy talent agent, try and make it big.
To put it bluntly, this movie feels like a crazy fever dream. There are SO many over the top acting choices, strange set designs, and odd directing that it feels like something straight from your nightmares.
It also features a completely over the top Bill Paxton, who has this demented smile painted on his face at all times. To say that Paxton steals this film is an understatement. Watching him in this movie is like watching a live action cartoon, he's crazy!
If you ever have a chance to watch this movie, please do it. The Dark Backward is one of the most unique and original cult films from the 90s. #thedarkbackward #billpaxton #juddnelson #waynenewton #jamescaan #roblowe #adamrifkin #cultclassic #90s #1991 #review #movie #moviereview #cultcomedy #hiddengem.