Wayne Alan Harold, Townies, and Toby Radloff
I’ve been a Netflix whore for almost half-a-decade. And, I’ve recently, I’ve been addicted to their “instant viewing” section. It’s so convenient, I believe it’s the wave of the future. When it’s late at night, and I ain’t feelin’ sleepy, I log onto my Netflix account, get into my movie whore-ism mode, and browse through looking for something to view instantly. Last night, I casually came across Wayne Alan Harold’s Townies. With the power of Web 2.0, I mouseover the colorful movie cover of the flick for the following description:
Scharb, Ohio, isn’t your run-of-the-mill small town — it’s a mecca for misfits, freaks and weirdos. Take Dickie, for example, a lonely dump-truck driver who finds companionship in his latest discovery — a young woman’s corpse! That’s just the tip of the iceberg in this cult-favorite horror flick, which is sure to test the limits of even the strongest stomach.
Although, I wouldn’t recommend the movie to everyone; it’s only for those who have a taste for low-budget, dark comedies. I’d dug the flick because of the actors who portrayed the “mentally challenged”. Especially, Toby Radloff, the actor who plays Dickie, is amusing to watch, just to hear him speak. He’s the subject of another Wayne Alan Harold flick, a documentary, entitled Genuine Nerd, which is also available for instant viewing on Netflix. You can also find clips from this documentary on YouTube. Toby speaks in a unique vernacular style where he is savoring every word at the end of every sentence, as he curls his upper right lip. I doubt one will ever find another person like him. Not only is he an actor, but also a full-time engineer at some govt. firm. You can tell there’s something always going on in his head. As he’s an example of something kinda cool for being uniquely different.
Watch Toby Radloff explain Star Wars, it’s quite entertaining: