Tom Arnold never thought he’d be in a movie called “Dead Ant,” but life is just as unpredictable as the peyote smoked by characters in the film.
“We worked a lot with the green screen, so you’re taking a leap of faith,” Arnold told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell.
“Dead Ant” is a comedy-horror movie that follows an early ’90s hair band as they head out to the desert to play the popular Coachella Music Festival — except, they’re actually playing at the knock-off concert “No-Chella,” because band manager Danny (Arnold’s character) couldn’t get them into the real thing.
“It stands up as a comedy, but then there’s the horror, sci-fi aspect to it, so it’s an interesting genre,” Arnold said. “It is a creature feature — there are a lot of creatures.”
Yep, you guessed it — those creatures featured in the movie are ants that grow to unusual sizes. The insects are out to get the band because while taking peyote for “inspiration,” one of the band members ended up killing an ant after the whole group was warned to be careful with the wildlife.
From there, it’s a mix of laughs and frights as the band tries to get to “No-Chella” and conquer the creepy insects.
“Dead Ant” was recently screened at ScreamFest.
Watch Arnold’s full interview above.