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.…
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.
Brian Yuzna started off so well, what happened? This is a very creative riff, Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style on rich and preppy 1980s and their desire to fit in and take over. Some of the acting is a bit shaky, but it's so original for its time that you don't care.
Society was the movie that answered the infamous question, "What movie is that from?" I would always see the "butthead" scene in pictures and gifs, and wonder what killer flick employed something so twisted. I'm glad I finally saw it so long after finding out.
I enjoyed it, although I would've liked a little more "gross out" throughout rather than just at the end. However, when it hits, it hits hard. If society entails cannibalistic (?) blood orgies, I'm in.
The more I watch this the more I enjoy the fucked up soap opera/80's teen comedy atmosphere.
Very slow buildup to a gruesome finale. The acting was better than I anticipated, but the story did not deliver. The satire is both on-the-nose and strangely under-cooked.
This film chugs along slowly....then the last half hour is an insane gorefest you need to see to believe.
The only character that is fat in this movie is a giant mute hulk who wears too much makeup and tries to scalp people. In other words, in a film of monsters, a fat person is monstrous simply for being fat. That's a pretty sore note for me, making it difficult to really like this, despite the cool special effects. Still, even that felt a bit underwhelming in the end because the film doesn't want to do anything with the effects but revel in the gross out. Sure they're cool, but they have no real weight, dramaturgically speaking. Other than the climax, which at least was fun to watch, this movie is fucking tedious. Not even sure what happened in…
Society takes an utterly mundane word like "shunt" and really brings out the queasy squelchy potential of the word's combination of phonemes.
Maybe if more people watched Society, there'd be less bandwagon wincers whenever some rube says, "moist."
Well this is weird.
What a... weird movie. I really liked its level of suspense and mystery, and the camera work and effects were very unnerving. I also liked how disgusted this film was with the upper class of the 1980s (unlike a lot of other movies from this era). But still. One of the weirdest movies I've ever seen. The final set-piece, though brilliantly done and a lot of fun, is definitely gonna be too much for most people. It also didn't do a great job of wrapping up at the end, and left a lot of questions un-answered.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…