The rich in America live off the life blood of hard working people in the under-classes. Yuzna takes that notion literally in this black comedy, body-horror flick. High school student, Bill, doesn’t feel comfortable with the high society clicks of his parents and older sister. He is given a tape recording of what sounds like his family involved in a murder that brings them to a sadistic ecstasy. He begins to investigate but it’s not until he attends one of the high society parties that he learns the truth – the rich are literally feeding off the poor. The story moves a bit slow and choppy in some areas but most of the special-FX are fantastic examples of vivid imagination brought to the screen. Although released in Europe in 1989, the film was shelved in the US until 1992 – perhaps by rich Hollywood execs not wanting us to know the truth about their sustenance.
Directed by Brian Yuzna
Stars; Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards, Ben Meyerson
Special-FX by Screamin’ Mad George
Not a great flick but worth a watch for some surprising special effects sequences and dark comedic chuckles.
I give it a 3.0 on the bio-muck scale of b-movie, body-horror flicks!
never seen this one. nice review, Mike.
Wow, this looks crazy!
There are some crazy parts but most of it happens at the end in one or two scenes – that’s my main complaint. But it is a weird movie… I think you may like it.
Great stills! I got to see this movie!
Nice! I just posted this review on Face Book, classic creepy FX movie. I’d like to put this review on my blog to and give you full credit and a link to your blog, if you don’t mind.
OK, sounds good 🙂