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.
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.…
WELL SON, I GUESS YOU WERE RIGHT. I AM A BUTTHEAD
Best utilization of the term butthead in the history of all cinema, television and literature.
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.
No more incestuous orgy parties for me! This was exactly the type of movie I was looking for. How had I never heard of this??
You'll love this if you love 80s horror and great practical effects.
Clunky, but the Shunting was worth the wait.
I remember that as a kid, I secretly watched a TV Show late at night, something like "Stephan King presents Horror" I think, which was basically a clip show of his favorite movies. And little me got really freaked out, because they showed the "Inside-Out Scene" from Society. Now, several years later, I finally managed to see this movie. I don't know why it took me so long. It was one of those covers from the Video Store which you instantly liked and over the years I saw more clips and knew what was going with the movie. I even met Brian Yuzna once, nice Guy, signed my Re-Animator DVD. But, like…
Weird, creepy, nasty horror movie! I love it! Gets better with each viewing!
FUCK YOU, BUTT HEAD!
I am so in love with this bizarro, jaw-dropping, gem of a movie, I really can't say anything but, watch it, just go watch it, and enjoy.
Descubrí en los extras del nuevo y bellísimo blu-ray de Arrow Films que en el guión original de Society, los padres de Bill eran un culto de adoradores de satán y al final lo quieren sacrificar. Pero Brian Yuzna dijo que le parecía aburrido y que ya se había hecho. Le habló a Screaming Mad George y diseñaron 'the shunting'.
El resto, como suelen decir, es historia.
And now we get to the bottom of this! Secret and high society stuff (yes, Yuzna has something to say) with beautiful and oddly shaped women and surrealistic make-up effects by Screaming Mad George. Or so it says in the beginning. Sounds promising, right? It does. It just takes a hell of a lot of time to get there. Still, once the gory madness starts, you're in for a treat. Including a butthead!
videodrome: the early years
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…