5.6/10
854
19 user 18 critic

What Is It? (2005)

Unrated | | Drama | 27 January 2005 (USA)
What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes.

Director:

Crispin Glover (as Crispin Hellion Glover)

Writer:

Crispin Glover (as Crispin Hellion Glover)
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Blevis Michael Blevis ... The young man (as Michael Bleviss)
Carlos Richardson Carlos Richardson ... The young man's alter ego
Lisa Fusco Lisa Fusco ... The young man's fantasy girl
Steven C. Stewart Steven C. Stewart ... Dueling Demi-God Auteur / The Young Man's Uber Ego (as Steven Stewart)
Crispin Glover ... Dueling Demi-God Auteur / The Young Man's Inner Psyche and Id
John Insinna John Insinna ... The Young Man's Outer Sanctum Friend / Inner Sanctum's Choked Victim
Kelly Swiderski Kelly Swiderski ... Inner Sanctum Concubine / Outer Sanctum Snail Collector
Robin Adams Robin Adams ... Inner Sanctum Concubine / Outer Sanctum Girl Who Recognizes Burning
Adam Parfrey Adam Parfrey ... The minstrel
Rikky Wittman Rikky Wittman ... The minstrel's nemesis (as Rickey Wittman)
Lynn Conley Lynn Conley ... The Minstrel's Concubine / Mocking Tormentor / Ultimate Outer Sanctum Victor
Cheryl Brown Cheryl Brown ... Outer Sanctum Mocking Tormentor / Walkie-Talkie Grabbing Woman That Cries Later
Tom Carroll Tom Carroll ... Grave Digger / Mocking Tormentor
Eric Yates Eric Yates ... Inner Sanctum Puppet Show Audience Member / Outer Sanctum Victim / Inner Sanctum Victim
Mary P. Hayes Mary P. Hayes ... The young man's mother
Edit

Storyline

What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Being the adventures of a young man whose principle interests are snails, salt, a pipe, and how to get home. As tormented by an hubristic, racist inner psyche.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally intended to be short film, "What Is It?" expanded out to be a feature over the 9 years of its production. See more »

Quotes

Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man's inner psyche: Good. He's dead. Now we can have a good time.
See more »

Crazy Credits

This film has not advocated the assassination of Steven Spielberg in any way. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's the Movie? (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Niggers Never Die (They Just Smell That Way)
by Johnny Rebel
See more »

User Reviews

 
What Is It - Behind the Scenes/Party
1 April 2012 | by james_ReySee all my reviews

I worked on the set of this movie in Salt Lake City, Ut and have some behind the scenes footage. Crispin is a wonderful person and this movie is great. After the movie, Crispin threw us a party and it was captured on VHS. There weren't any digital cameras back then, sorry. there is a talent showcase at the end of the party which is hilarious. However you tube deleted the last part which is a stripper. I have seen videos containing more nudity that the one I posted but they took it down anyway. If you get a chance please check out these exclusive videos. enjoy!

Check it Out!!

http://www.youtube.com/crucifixxkiss

http://youtu.be/NqRs_x1Dryw

http://youtu.be/KaGVHGEKRS0

http://youtu.be/hBeFnJXVbSE


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Is It? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Volcanic Eruptions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed