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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!"
Body horror/satire of high society in Beverly Hills that's more relevant than ever. Maybe this is what happens at all those G-20 Summits?
WELL SON, I GUESS YOU WERE RIGHT. I AM A BUTTHEAD
I was exhausted and falling asleep as I watched this but I just had to stay up to see how it ended. And I was not disappointed.
"Make waves, Whitney - you’re gonna drown!"
[Bill Whitney gets pushed into the pool.]
I had heard that this film was pretty disgusting but after watching Street Trash last month, I thought I was prepared. I was so very wrong! "Wrong" is actually probably the best word I can use to describe this film. The first hour is pretty much a Lynchian version of an average cheesy eighties film starring Billy Warlock of Baywatch fame. He slowly begins to realize that nothing is as it seems and something very strange is going on with just about everyone else in his community (including his family).
However, he (nor the audience) is fully prepared for what happens in the film's last half…
Oh boy. What a ballsy move to create a film that is 90% buildup and 10% payoff. And what an extraordinary accomplishment it is for that payoff to be absolutely satisfying. I knew this was going to have a totally bonkers final act (everyone throws around Lynch and Cronenberg with this film, so I had an idea of what to expect), but I still said "holy shit" out loud at least twice. The last twenty minutes are something that must be seen to be believed. Twisted, perverse, and BIZARRE. And WELL worth the wait.
This movie does not give a single, solitary fuck.
Lo rivedi mille volte e trovi sempre più problemi nella prima ora e un quarto fatta su alla come viene viene, poi arrivano gli ultimi dieci minuti e non c'è niente da fare, non c'è mai più stato niente di simile nella storia del cinema. Commovente.
This was disgusting, and not in a fun way. Just disgusting. It also took FOREVER for them to finally get to the point. An hour of boring teasing and then you just want to barf for 30 minutes. Not my idea of a good time.
Dismember the Alamo
Have tried to like SOCIETY, but it doesn't work for me. The FX work by Screaming Mad George makes it worth a watch, but it doesn't offer much beyond that.
This may seem lazy. Or clever. But, I will literally take my review from Reahead Rex and replace a few words to get a similar effect. That's how I felt about them both...
What? Why? How? This movie really exists. I've seen some weird stuff but this may take the cake. The actual concept of a town having a bizarre cultish group of rich folks that is "a different species" and feeding off the poor, I suppose is reasonable for a story. I can accept that. But the creature effects for "the shunting" are ludicrously great for what they are but absurd and vile. There were some truly gross out, ridiculous moments;That's where I lost it. I don't mind over…
Now I know who the 1% are!
WTF, Mrs Carlyn. Seriously.
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…