PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990) and EMPIRE RECORDS (1995) director Allan Moyle's shaggy dog tale about small-town junkies, Satanists and medieval role-playing dwarves is an amusing trifle.
Slacker junkies Royce Gordon (Wes Bentley) and Dexter Ryan (Scott Speedman), of semi-rural Weedsville, pop. 5000 – fondly dubbed "Weirdsville" by disaffected locals -- have a problem. They owe $1,700.00 to dealer and curling enthusiast Omar (Raoul Bhaneja), and that's not counting the drugs they were supposed to sell to work off the debt, but on which Dexter's girlfriend, sometime-hooker Mattie (Taryn Manning), just OD'd. Rather than involve the police, Royce and Dexter decide t...