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.
Billy Warlock stars as Bill Whitney, the troubled scion of a wealthy Beverly Hills family. Feeling like an outcast his entire life, Bill begins seeing Dr. Cleveland (Ben Slack), a therapist who's trying to help him reconcile his conflicted feelings about his parents, who seem to lavish more attention on his sister Jenny (Patrice Jennings). Bill then discovers that his doubts have more of a foundation in reality than simple teen angst. After he receives a copy of an audio tape of horrific sounds at Jenny's coming out party, Bill becomes convinced of the existence of a secret "society" of wealthy people preying on outsiders, and that his family is involved.
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.
Society may not appeal to everyone, but to everyone who considers themselves a fan of Yuzna's work in the unabashedly silly but undeniably brilliant Re-Animator this is an absolute must. It's very much a product of its time and has a distinct 80's feel to them, which may sound like a bad thing but it positively revels in all the goods that come with said decade. Above all, it is astounding how well it holds up, and not just in the make-up department (which is extroardinary). Teen horror comedies are very hard to pull off as the balance between the funny and the scary needs to be just about perfect, and luckily, Society nails that part. It's sharp, witty and…
Hadn't seen this in about 20 years and it really holds up.
The film America wasn't ready for. A critical look at high society or the upper class if you will. We Brits were ready for it though, but then we still have royalty as a concept.
After seeing Society, you may like it, you may hate it, but either way, you're going to find it difficult to turn your thoughts into words to express how you feel about it. The ending leaves you with the most bizarre burden of grossness and contempt for the elite 1% of the world, but in the most comically absurd way, which left me dumbfounded and jarred. The rich are so unbelievably slimy in this movie, literally and figuratively speaking, it's like They Live meets Rosemary's Baby meets a nightmare Cronenberg had one night that was beyond the limits of perversion even for him to want to envision on film. That's overselling it, but I do mean it when I say…
1 part valley girl, 1 part from beyond, 1 part riki-oh: the story of ricky. does that sound like a movie you'd like to see? yes it does.
Exposed soft tissue of the 80's teen film, laughing at it's own audacity.
Exceptionally dull and cheap looking Rosemary's Baby knock-off, by way of David Cronenberg and John Waters. My main complaint: not enough incest.
Um, yeah. The last half hour or so. Um, yeah. I am rendered speechless. Kind of surprised Stuart Gordon didn't direct this one. I think I really liked how fucked up this movie was, but you'll have to get back to me. For years and years, I thought Biff Tannen delivered the word "Butthead" the best.
I was wrong.
[...] SOCIETY (bzw. in Deutschland damals vor der Indizierung DARK SOCIETY getauft) schafft etwas, das mir immer wieder (z.B. speziell bei David Lynch, oder generell in Filmen, die die Realität irgendwie in Frage stellen) sehr zusagt: er schafft eine Stimmung, in der überhaupt nicht mehr klar ist, was im Kopf des Protagonisten abläuft und was für bare Münze genommen werden kann. Unerklärliches balanciert genau auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen übernatürlicher Ursache und plausibleren, erdischen Gründen. Man weiß es einfach nicht. Da verschwinden Autos in denen Bill vorher noch Leichen fand, da verändern sich widerliche Aufnahmen von Inzest-Orgien auf Diktiergeräten zu saloppen Lobesgesängen auf die Integrität seiner Schwester, da legen Polizisten besondere Härte und Befangenheit an den Tag. Spielt Bill verrückt? [...]
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My wife asked me to find a movie to watch last night. I asked what kind, and I quote directly, she asked for one that was "crazy-buttholes".
Naturally, there was only one choice for the job.
seriously I could not understand what was going on in this...the most convoluted film i've ever seen, but with some of the BEST GOOPY GORE IVE EVER SEEN. FUCK YOU BUTTHEAD.
Unbelievable how you can know what's going on in this movie, but it does its best to confuse you and convince you are wrong. Then it throws all that away to present you with the crazy shit you came to see. That never makes sense, but it makes up for how boring the rest was.
This was neither as gross nor as imaginative as I'd hoped it would be, until the justifiably legendary finale rolled around and somehow made it all worth sitting through.
Stray observation: it seemed like all the characters say the word 'society' a lot.
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
- The Cremaster Cycle
- Sweet Movie
- The Holy Mountain
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
ranges from entry-level weird to...Cremaster
not necessarily disturbing, but it helps
- Whistle and I'll Come to You
- The Woman in Black
- The House with Laughing Windows
- Who Can Kill a Child?
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…