Movies that are slightly off.
In Beverly Hills, what you fear is only the beginning.
A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
What Jaws did for swimming in the ocean, Society did for attending underground incest orgies.
Watching Screaming Mad George's Salvador Dali-inspired creations come to life and shunt on the Arrow blu-ray release was nothing short of amazing.
I've lost count of how many times I've seen Brian Yuzna's Society, but I will never forget the first time I watched it and the reaction I had to the final, gooey scene illuminated in a pink glow. It was (and remains) like nothing I have ever seen before in a horror film, and there was a message within about paranoia and the rich devouring the poor, to make that final scene more than a 70-minute payoff.
"...it's a matter of good breeding, really.."
For a film made in 1989, I thought it was quite interesting to see…
Normally I don't read YouTube comments sections unless I really want to feel bad about humanity, but I'm glad I had a read of them under the upload of Society I watched for this marvellous exchange:-
Xyclon87 3 months ago
I wonder if its possible to actually "shunt" somebody in real life? Could you actually reach you're hand all the way up to someone's face?
JFsebastiansDolly 3 months ago
If you could would you really want to?
Xyclon87 2 months ago
I love the internet.
I missed Society loads of times when I was younger. I missed its Moviedrome showing when BBC2 got lots of complaints for showing it uncut.…
Best utilization of the term butthead in the history of all cinema, television and literature.
WELL SON, I GUESS YOU WERE RIGHT. I AM A BUTTHEAD
Brilliant horror film, ahead of its time, about a privileged teen that seems to instinctively feel that his family is not the picture of perfection they seem to portray on public. Great direction by Yuzna, never dumbing down and keeping the suspense on high at all times before bringing down the house at the end.
Surreal and enthralling. Society is one of the greatest body horror movies you will ever see. It grips your attention at the beginning and doesn't let go.
its like eyes wide shut if it were directed by david cronenberg, but not as good as you imagine it being
A body horror film with a class warfare theme which delivers exceptional makeup and special effects for a movie of its time. Sometimes funny, too.
If only the movie was as ridiculously wild as the special effects by Screaming Mad George.
If you watched the excelent Rick and Morty episode, Rick Potion #9 and didn't get the reference to Cronenbergs, watch Society, everything will make sense then. Well, almost nothing will make sense, but you will get the reference.
this is a boring and badly made movie until the last 20 minutes, which feature some of the most outrageous slimy, physical disturbing and dirty prosthetics that I have ever seen. They're like the art pieces from The Thing but x3.
The last 20 minutes are must watch, especially for the "butthead moment".
Waaaay to much shitty folley work too.
This is the greatest movie ever made
There's something very strange going on with Bill's family...
"Then we'll all sing together. Society waits for you."
Brian Yuzna's first movie Society is a blast from the past. I haven't seen it since I saw it on swedish VHS sometime in the early 90's when Billy Warlock was every girl's dream after playing the handsome lifeguard Eddie in Baywatch. Now I finally own it on bluray and like with every other Arrow releases it looks great and Society is one of those movies that's just as good today as it was the first time you saw it. The awful choice of clothing and haircuts actually fits this surreal piece of cinema just perfect, it just adds to the paranoia weirdness. Society is body horror deluxe and one hell of a first movie! Yuzna's made a lot of good ones but Society is probably his best.
The rich have always sucked off low-class shit like you.
An 80ies-teenage-psychosexual-surreal-social-satire-leftist-agitprop-body-horror-gore-weirdo of a movie which tells us about the origin of the term "butthead" and explains why it's called "alienated" when you feel estranged from your family and the whole society. Brian Yuzna's debut feature as director is interesting and surprisingly transgressive, but it is not really involving, nor really entertaining due to the lack of suspense. However, the last twenty minutes, with the shunting sex party, is among the weardest scenes one can see in any movie which makes SOCIETY a kind of must-see film.