Director: Tom Stern and Alex Winter
Year Released: 1993
Former child star Ricky (Winter) gets asked by corrupt company E.E.S. (which stands for "Everything Except Shoes") to travel to a place called Santa Flan in South America to promote a toxic chemical called Zygrot-24 and while there he, along with his best friend Ernie (Michael Stoyanov) and self-righteous environmentalist Julie (Megan Ward), get captured by freak show manager Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid), who turns them into mutants. I agree with Maltin on this movie: I appreciate the energy and the wild effects (those Rastafarian eyeballs with machine guns are great) which start right from the beginning with the strobing credits, but the music video-type exaggerated "direction" (ahem) and general amateurishness make it more suited to be a short than a feature film. This is the kind of project a bunch of RISD students would come up with after taking a ton of ketamine ... and I bet they could have done it with a cheaper budget. Oh, and yes: that is John Hawkes as the talking cow.