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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Ends With A Nod To An Iconic Horror Movie
By SHAE SENNETT
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for the biopic parody "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story."
Weird Al rose to fame performing hilarious takes on hit pop songs, like his version of Michael Jackson's "Beat It," titled "Eat It." "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" remains true to the comedic sensibility of his work and pays homage to lots of iconic music, artists, and cinema that broke the status quo, including Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's "Carrie."
In the "Weird" universe when Al dies in 1985, the same year he met Madonna in real life, a mid-credits scene shows a grief-stricken Madonna placing a rose on his grave. Just like the end of "Carrie," Al's hand pops out of the ground, and tries to drag Madonna down with him; this scene is similar to Brian De Palma's classic on more than just a surface level.
Al's assassination at the award show is a mirror image of a scene from "Carrie," where the titular protagonist wins prom queen and is showered in pig's blood by Sue — but the role of Sue in “Weird” is played by the infamous musician-turned-drug lord, Madonna. Of course, Madonna played a much bigger hand in Al's death than Sue played in Carrie's.