Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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.
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.…
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.
Best utilization of the term butthead in the history of all cinema, television and literature.
oh ym god. oh my god oh my god. i've always liked grossing myself out. when i was twelve or something i used to scroll through rotten.com when it was still just pictures of people's hands caught in meat grinders. i was always searching for that thing that was TOO MUCH for me. i've always been attracted to notorious films, like i mean i watched texas chainsaw massacre specifically because i thought i was gonna lose my mind, same with human centipede and the likes, even the first time i watched exorcist halloween when i was 13 and i hoped the spirit of satan would enter me as i watched it (it didnt. OR DID IT), but i never would…
Wow, this was seriously one of the weirder things I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot considering I feel totally desensitized to most notorious flicks.
1. To shove an object or hand into one's anus all the way up to his mouth.
2. A ritual performed by the formal upper-class, particularly in a large formal gathering.
Like the previous year's black comedy, Heathers, 1989's Society sets itself up as a glossy, trashy '80s high school movie about wealthy Californian suburbanites, all in order to gleefully tear it apart it from within. Literally, in the case of Brian Yunza's yucky, unsubtle social satire.
The memorable final sequence - the 'shunting' orgy of rubbery prosthetics and gallons of gloop - is still wild and essentially makes the movie. The rest is pretty laboured, with soap star, and soon to be Baywatch beefcake, Billy Warlock wandering though the movie looking dazed.
gosh i love the word "shunting"
i love that theres a word for what was one of the most genuinely disturbing and nauseating scenes in a movie ever.
I was actually at the public world premiere of this film back in 1989 at the 'Shock Around The Clock' horror film festival at London's much missed fleapit Scala cinema. Sandwiched between Chris Walas's Fly sequel and Peter Jackson's DIY debut Bad Taste, Society was a film which had arrived under everybody's radar, with little or no advance word of its crazy class war content. I remember being pretty much gobsmacked by it back then, and now, over a quarter of a century later, thanks to Arrow's superb new bluray (unleashed in beautifully grotesque packaging) I can confirm Society remains a wonderfully weird, wild, subversive and utterly fucked up film.
Society is a movie which plays out in broad, twisted,…
Time and legend has ruined Society for those of us discovering it today. Unless you just stumbled across it on late night TV, chances are you're only here because you know some seriously fucked up shit is gonna go down. Anyone who has heard of Society has probably seen at least a still from it's icky finale and thought "WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?" That's what brought me to it. The experience of watching it now is a whole lot different to those who saw it, unprepared, in 1989. Now, we don't really give a shit about the mystery, you just spend a good hour having your balls teased while waiting for the penny to drop.
But that can be…
Really fuckin cool movie... I cant believe I havent seen or heard of this before. It has some of the grossest effects I've ever seen! If you enjoyed The
Thing and love yourself some Clive Barkeresque body horror, FUCKING WATCH THIS. The ending is just...wow.
What could be great satire is executed in the doofiest way possible.
Part of my Hollie Horror 100 List Review
A young man troubled with paranoia, hallucinations and delusions struggles to keep himself together as the demands and responsibilities of adulthood loom over him. Or are things in high society not quite as clean and friendly as they portray? Something altogether more sinister may be at play.
Society is a mystery at heart and follows Bill Whitney as he uncovers the truth of the world around him. Unfortunately for Bill, that search is a downward spiral into taboo and madness. No matter what the outcome, whether he's sane or not, it won't be a happy ending.
It's not until the last half hour that the movie takes a turn into the…
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…