Society (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  11 June 1992 (USA)
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Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clarissa Carlyn
Ben Meyerson ...
Charles Lucia ...
Jim Whitney
Concetta D'Agnese ...
Nan (as Connie Danese)
Jenny Whitney
Ben Slack ...
Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley ...
Judge Carter
Tim Bartell ...
David Blanchard
Brian Bremer ...
Maria Claire ...
Conan Yuzna ...
Jason Williams ...
Jason's Friend


Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing. Not for the weak of stomach. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre sexuality and violence, and for language. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shunting  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shot of Clarissa contorted in bed was achieved using Devin DeVasquez and one of DeVasquez's friends, who was buried under the covers with her legs exposed. The two were placed at such an angle that it appears to be Clarissa's body twisted in a strange position. See more »


Towards the end of the movie Bill goes home to confront his parents. When looks out the window and sees their car pull up it's night, but when he goes down stairs to greet them it's suddenly day. See more »


Jenny Whitney: If you have any Oedipal fantasies you'd like to indulge in, Billy, now's the time!
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Eton Boat Song
Composed by Algernon Drummond (as A.D.E.W.) with Evelyn Wodehouse (as A.D.E.W.)
New Arrangement by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
New Lyrics by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
Contralto: Christine Dix
Soprano: Helen Moore
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Interesting movie, to say the least
18 March 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember hearing about Society in Empire Magazine not too long ago. It was in the back page in the classic scene collection, and when I mean classic scene, I mean the end. After viewing the article and a picture of the last big scene of this film, I really thought this was going to be an uneasy film to watch but i didn't find it uneasy at all, until the end of course and I found it uneasy because it had a big build up. It wasn't like all the usual horror films where someone's guts are being spilled every 5 minutes, it was really interesting with interesting characters and the way they presented themselves throughout the movie because the whole thing had me thinking who's good and who's not but it's pretty obvious. Yes this film can get frustrating at times because you're wondering when the action of this film is going to start, but to be honest it doesn't really have big scene's like most horror films I thought. It wasn't the best film I had ever seen but it was one of the most interesting one's at that.

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