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.
This movie is kind of like a really middling album that also happens to have one of the all-time best songs of its genre buried near the end.
El cine, en todas sus formas, puede ser el vehículo transmisor de todo tipo de mensajes. Que algunos sean más profundos y reflexivos que otros es un tema aparte, pero el punto es que esta forma de arte tiene esa capacidad. Es por eso que el cine social y yo no nos llevamos bien, porque aun cuando desde el lenguaje audiovisual se puede recurrir a tanta figura retórica y es posible introducir un comentario dentro del subtexto a la vez que la película pueda seguir siendo divertida, el cine social prefiere ser totalmente directo, predecible, pretencioso y aburrido con su estilo de narrativa extremadamente densa.
Digo todo esto para llegar a Society, una joya de lo más grotesca que satiriza…
They should've just cut this down an hour and turned it into an episode of Tales From the Crypt.
Sometimes, things are better left forgotten.
Feelin a little queasy.
"You're going to make a wonderful contribution to society."
This was a first time watch for me tonight! I don't know why I put off watching it for so long but I finally picked it up (this beautiful Arrow Video release on top of it!) at the DiabolikDVD.com table this weekend at Monster Mania!
Very enjoyable flick, kinda reminded me of a cross of Bret Easton Ellis meets They Live!
Weird, funny, entertaining, gory horror with a dose of Lynchian surrealism that gets real freaky at the end (and I mean real freaky).
Be careful: the synopsis on iTunes gives the whole plot away.
First hour of the movie is a steaming pile of boredom. Too many weird 80s boobs and who cares narratives. Final 30 minutes gets fun. Rubber monsters drenched in petroleum jelly wiggling and squirming up the frame. Goofy just like you'd expect from Yuzna. Its just a little too dumb to make it work and honestly I've seen weirder.
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…