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2 Ohio Women Star in the “Weekend at Bernie’s” Reboot Nobody Asked For

These days it seems like every box office hit is either a remake or a reboot, and this peculiar true crime story is no exception.

By Missy Baker · March 20, 2024

Actual CCTV footage of the crime. Weekend at Bernies/20th Century Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Disclaimer: While this article is based on rigorous cold hard facts, it does contain the decaying odor of satire.

Forget Hollywood, two Ohio women have taken it upon themselves to reboot a comedy classic: Weekend at Bernie’s. 

In their real-life reimagining of the 1989 film, these mischievous ladies hilariously take their recently deceased elderly roommate on a mayhem-filled joyride. Police have given their performance zero out of 5 stars. 

As if the bad reviews weren’t punishment enough, Karen Casbohm, 63, and Loreen Bea Feralo, 55, have also been charged with gross abuse of a corpse, theft from a person in a protected class, and blatant rip-off of an 80s movie.

Is Ohio is the New Florida?  NBC News/YouTube

When Feralo and Casbohm found their roommate, Douglas Layman deceased, the gals simply did what anyone in their situation would do. They propped up his 80-year-old corpse in the front seat of their car, cranked up the Huey Lewis, and set out on a quirky madcap adventure the gang would never forget! Well, the living and breathing members of the gang, that is.

Naturally, the first stop on the party train was the former octogenarian’s bank, specifically, the drive-thru window. 

The unsuspecting tellers had no idea the sunglasses-clad stiff riding shotgun was actually dead. Therefore, they had no reason to deny the $900 withdrawal from Layman’s account. They handed it over to the zany trio without incident. 

“We just thought he was a stud who really liked to party."
Irlene Gerald, Bank Teller

You may think that hauling a dead body out of your house, putting it in your vehicle (bye-bye new car smell!) and running errands with Mr. Rigamortis all day seems like an awful lot of work for only $900, but there’s one important thing to keep in mind. There were two of them, so they had to split it. Hey, $450 can still buy a decent amount of boxed wine and some cigs!

After scoring the massive jackpot and manipulating the corpse’s hand to make it look like it was waving to a few sexy bikini babes, the women allegedly drove Layman’s body to the County Medical Center and dropped it off anonymously. 

They declined to provide any information about the body or explain any of the gaping plot holes in their hysterical PG-13 romp. 

Best day of his entire afterlife.  Odd News Show

While the wacky duo has yet to catch the eyes of Tinsel Town, they’ve definitely got the attention of the police department, who are prosecuting their grave mistake to the fullest extent of the law.

The women claimed sexism was the real reason behind their arrest. “Why is it, when two guys participate in corpse desecration and comedic hijinks, it’s box office gold,” Feralo asked, “but when two gal pals take a bloated cadaver on a jaunt to the bank to steal its pension, suddenly it’s a crime?”

Feralo and Casbohm could face up to a year in prison and owe $5,000 in restitution. Considering what they did to make half of $900, those fines might be a stretch. Do I smell a sequel? Or is that just the remaining stench of a rapidly decaying body?

Whatever punishment these Weekend at Bernie’s bandits receive will be a small price to pay for rebooting what critics call the best cinematic masterpiece of our time starring a dead guy who parties.