Animator Bill Plympton's seventh feature is a must-see for fans of his often witty, always scabrous, hand-drawn work. But this musical bogey tale takes his trademark style rooted in jittery, broadly drawn images, grotesque transformations and abrupt shifts of perception and combines it with an alienatingly heavy dose of grossness for its own sake. A bizarre mix of 1950s high-school melodrama, Twilight Zone
-style spook tale, UFOs and body horror, it begins with a squabbling prom couple stopping into an old-fashioned diner, where JoJo the counterman (Keith Carradine) tells them a tale from long ago, in the 1950s. Nerdy new kid Spud (Eric Gilliland)...