‘Whoop Dreams’ Trailer: The World of Juggalos Exposed

Published 8 months ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:41 am,

The rap duo Insane Clown Posse (or ICP) has been a sub-cultural fixation for about two decades (or more), thanks in large part to their unique breed fans, known collectively as “Juggalos.” Often (but not always) sporting the painted faces of the horrorcore showmen, Juggalos have in some ways become more famous than the band who inspired their creation.

But while TV shows like It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Workaholics have shone a fictional (and let’s be honest, mockingly comedic) light on the Juggalos (lifestyle? Movement? Hobby?), there hasn’t been much balanced and objective exploration of this unique brand of fandom… That is, until Whoop Dreams came along.

For those who don’t know: since the year 2000, the ICP record label, Psychopathic Records, has held an annual festival for fans known as “The Gathering of the Juggalos” (or GOTJ). Over the years, the festival has been held in states like Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, first drawing thousands – then hundreds of thousands – of fans (and bigger and bigger names in music) for a five-day celebration that is often referred to as “Woodstock for Juggalos.” Sex, drugs, the occasional violent and/or bizarre events tend to ensue. And there’s music, too.

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Whoop Dreams (great title) attempts to transport the viewer into the experience of GOTJ, a sub-culture experience that is known of, but largely unscrutinized by America. The film was directed by none other than former Screen Rant writer and video editor Mike Eisenberg, and the principal cast is made up of friend-to-the-site Vince Mancini and other members of his Film Drunk Frotcast team.

From what we’ve heard, the boys certainly had an… eye-opening experience down at the festival, and this trailer – with all of its oddball and ominous portents – is apparently just a soft look at the pageant of the macabre that awaits us in the actual film.

America, get ready to meet your Juggalos.

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We’ll keep you updated about release date information for Whoop Dreams.

Source: Whoop Dreams Official Site

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  1. I watched the trailer. Still don’t know what a Juggalos is, but I’m glad i wasn’t one growing up…

    • Second this. it really doesn’t tell me what a Juggalo is… I’m a little confused now. should i go back to my seat?

    • I thought you were being facetious.

      A Juggalo is an Insane Clown Posse fan. Usually likes face paint and raggedy, torn clothes. Thinks Faygo soda is a valid alternative fuel source. Smokes Drano crystals because they used all the meth, and doesn’t know how magnets work.

      • Easy to pigeonhole a group of people like that when you don’t truly understand who they are. I bet you’re the kind of person that listens to the mainstream nonsense like the rest of the sheeple that ostracize and condem that which they do not understand. I’ve been a Juggalo for years, I am civilized and educated and have never touched illegal drugs. So before you spout this B.S. again think about the people who don’t fit your stereotype.

    • Our film is not attempting to define what a Juggalo is, but rather show what it’s like to go to the Gathering as an outsider.

  2. I know a couple Juggalos. Honestly wish I didn’t though. They are terrible people. (just talking about the 2 I know. I’m sure other Juggalos are classy and respectable).

    • That’s pretty much a pipe-dream. My friend is a Juggalo, and he’s a pretty horrible person, has stolen things from people, tried beating people, he’s a pretty classy guy!

  3. ICP and juggaWhatevers are like cockroaches. They just won’t die.

  4. I am terrifyingly intrigued… or possibly intriguingly terrified, I’m not sure which.

  5. Is this real life?

  6. Oh god. I just had a revelation. I thought juggalos existed only in the minds of homestuck fans. (A web comic in which, among a thousand other things, an alternate version of our world is corrupted and destroyed by a couple of juggalo dictators and Guy Fieri)

  7. ICP are about as talent-less as they come, yet they have this weird cult following. it’s small local governments that are [indirectly] responsible for this due to them banning the group from playing in some venues. it happened here in KY.
    any person that i know who claims to like their music [for lack of a better word] has been a truly unlikable person. thats only people i have met in person. if any scranters are juggalos, then more power to ya…whatever. i think icp sucks beyond definition. what a waste of film.

    • Yet Eminem lied and said ICP would be at his party to get people to come and buy his demo, thus upsetting ICP and starting the feud between both sides.

      Crazy how far-reaching ICP are, despite imagining they’d be little known people who might try but fail to find success.

      Also, as I said below, I knew and was friends with Juggalos in college and they’re amazing guys to know.

      • Yeah but there are a lot of Juggalos that make the rest of us look bad and that’s what most of the haters see so let them it don’t bother me just goes to show how ignorant they are for judging a whole group off of a select few.

  8. This must be deep sub-culture-never heard of ‘em except a few T-shirts I saw.

  9. I was best friends with a few Juggalos in college. I’m still friends with them in fact, amazing guys, real friendly too. One’s a family man now, another works a high paying job in Singapore, still hardcore Juggalos but also the nicest people you could ever meet.

  10. Ok so I’m friggin exhausted and wouldn’t be surprised if I missed it but has this been released yet?

  11. I don’t think you people are giving ICP enough credit. Say what you will about their music but they are incredible successful. They get no mainstream attention and yet they’ve released two platinum and five gold albums. They’ve also released over a dozen LPs, founded a record label that has been in existence for over 20 years, created a music festival that garners hundreds of thousands of people a year, created a wrestling company, made two movies and as of 2007 have sold over 6.5 million albums.

  12. Bunch of haters. I’ve been down for 13 years with no charges. All juggalos aren’t bad. At least we don’t sell out n bump drake n s***. And I bet no one person in here would talk s*** to a group of juggalos. Its a family everyone’s welcome to join. Its about individuality and unity regardless of race. So what’s so bad about that? Oh yeh..u would rather be a hater.

  13. Oh yeh.. WHOOP WHOOP! !!

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