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Society (1989)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 11 June 1992 (USA)
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

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

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Brian Yuzna was shocked the film was ignored and died after its small run in the US. But the film became a hit in the UK and Yunza has stated he's pleased the film has developed a cult following in the US. See more »

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Reflected on the ground when Bill is talking to his sister after he and friend finish playing basketball See more »

Quotes

Dr. Cleveland: Y'know, you really deserve what's going to happen to you.
Bill Whitney: What's gonna happen?
Dr. Cleveland: You're going to make a wonderful contribution to society.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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If You Aint Got Money
Music & Lyrics by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
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Truly bizarre horror debut from Brian Yuzna.
14 April 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

17 year-old Billy Whitney feels alienated in his upper-class Beverly Hills home.He hears a tape that seems to indicate that his entire family are having secret orgies.People appear dead one moment but are alive the next and then Billy's girlfriend's body appears to twist into abnormal positions.His parents insist Billy is imagining everything and try to commit him to an institution.Billy slowly discovers that his parents and the people around him belong to a different breed of people,a secret inbred Society who are capable of melding and shifting their bodies."Society" is one hell of a bizarre film.The conclusion scenes with gruesome and unsettling special effects by Screaming Mad George are truly startling and gooey.There is also some nudity and sex scenes.Check out this weird and surreal splatter flick.


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