White Lightnin’

genre midnight madness/cult
director dominic murphy
writer shane smith, eddy moretti
producers mike downey, sam taylor
cast edward hogg, carrie fisher, muse watson
country uk
production status Completed
running time 90min
year 2008
us distribution IFC Films
uk distribution Momentum Pictures

“A rollicking terrifying trip”
LA Times

“A demented slice of genius…see it if you can”
The Guardian

“A white-trash psychobilly nightmare with midnight movie appeal”
Vanity Fair

White Lightnin’

From International cult magazine Vice, the tale of Jesco 'the dancing outlaw' White - part angel, part devil, part elvis


Jesco White’s drugs of choice are gasoline and lighter fluid, plus the high he gets from performing the wild mountain dancing steps taught him by his daddy. But it’s reform school and a lunatic asylum that teach Jesco how to fight, and fight he does. Redneck exploitation is gorgeously reinvented as Jesco explodes from one burst of trailertrashing rage to the next. Dingy trailers, guns and moonshine – the trademarks of West Virginia life – are celebrated, alongside a psychobilly soundtrack, as savage exotica in this brutal and demented hillbilly saga.

White Lightnin Film Still 02
White Lightnin Film Still 02