Its exactly what you think it is. And if what you're thinking doesn't leave you with a shit-eating grin on your face, you probably shouldn't be watching 'Trouser Snake' anyway. You're also probably dead inside.
The setup is simple, and gives the film an excuse to have fun with gags themed appropriately around it's title. Opening with a couple teenagers (well, adults playing teenagers anyway) parked in a secluded area in hopes of getting their freak-on, we are introduced to Thomas (played by Alexander Gauthier) , our afflicted Romeo. As the make-out session escalates, he remembers previous situations in which his condition, left him in really awkward situations (a visit to the doctor being my personal favorite). These memories are cause for Thomas's apprehension in the present, with regards to finishing the deed, so to speak. Unfortunately for all parties involved, his girlfriend Lucy (Jamie Lyn Bagley) is determined to get inside his pants, and hilariously unleash the beast contained within.
Alex DiVincenzo's short-film is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the kind of monster movies from the 50's you remember rolling your eyes at, but couldn't help watching. 'Trouser Snake' is also reminiscent of a Troma film (shades of Tromeo and Juliet), with stylings lifted straight out of Ted Nicolaou's 'TerrorVision' and covered thick in Andy Griffith level of cheese. Its a great combination, and plays perfectly to the low budget of the film; when the monster appears in all it's terribly goofy glory, it fits.
'Trouser Snake' is a short-film that comes, we feel, as a nice breath of fresh air. Most of the horror-shorts covered by our site lately have been gory, serious and somber, so its great to get something that comes along poking fun at itself the way this one does. Lots of fun, and highly recommended!
'Trouser Snake' is currently making its festival run, so keep an eye out on the official Facebook page for updates and local showings! In the meantime, the trailer below: