A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
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.
In Society, director Brian Yuzna takes a story with something to say about entitlement and the upper-class and wraps it up in a gloopy monster-movie framework. The results are mixed, sometimes effectively skewering the elitist mentality of the predatory rich, and sometime resembling little more than a horror-comedy full of a bunch of horny teens. It's a curiosity for sure. I really get the impression that something happened to this film either during editing or perhaps even interrupting the production-process itself. If there's a stash of extra footage floating around somewhere, there might be hope for a dramatically improved restoration. Fingers are crossed, but I'm not holding my breath.
Fantastically weird chiller, with some fun social commentary, great special effects, and a steady build to a totally insane third act. Please can we have more movies about shapeshifting orgies? (Recommended by my friend Josh, the same guy from the Katy Perry review. I really need to see that guy now.)
Pretty disturbing flick. It anticipates a really dark twist for most part of the time... Well, if you don't know much about the plot you definitely won't be disappointed about it!
The last part of this movie is... beautiful.
You know the story...but have you seen it with ultra lubricated orgies?
I wish they hadn't felt the need to have a character verbalize the central metaphor (which is pretty blunt to begin with), but I guess this is not the movie from which to expect any kind of subtlety. Most of it works only in theory; motivations are vague by design, so we never get a true sense of what's at stake until the home stretch, but there are enough weird incidents to keep things interesting. And those last 20 minutes must be seen to be believed.
Not even going to begin to try to describe this movie, other than it's one of the few I've seen that really, genuinely lives up to it's reputation. And to note that what appears to be a typical 90s preppie coming of age urban satire is anything but. I mean it is, but it isn't, unless your idea of power structures involves beings that are mucous covered anthropomorphic slug monsters who feed on tubby conspiracy theory freaks by sucking the warm, runny goo out of their bodies while regurgitating digestive fluids onto the quivering mass of flesh that's left over once all the fleshy stuff has been orally withdrawn.
Then there is the film's perverse sexuality, which once you think…
This movie is so damn good.
A long walk for a short drink of methylcellulose.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…