Street Trash ★★★★

Why in the world did it take me so long to see Street Trash?! It might be the most grotesque film I’ve ever seen, and its gleeful commitment to thorough vulgarity wouldn’t be a virtue if it weren’t made with such flair. It’s several steps above what I remember of the Troma movies, but doesn’t quite reach the bravura heights of Sam Raimi’s and Peter Jackson’s early splatstick gems. Street Trash is apparently also the standard-bearer of the “melt movie” subgenre, several films of which I’ve seen, but whose classification as such was previously unknown to me. Man. What have I been doing with my life.