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Society (1989)

 -  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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Clarissa Carlyn
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Milo
Ben Meyerson ...
Ferguson
Charles Lucia ...
Jim Whitney
Connie Danese ...
Nan
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Ben Slack ...
Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley ...
Judge Carter
Tim Bartell ...
David Blanchard
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Petrie
Maria Claire ...
Sally
Conan Yuzna ...
Jason
Jason Williams ...
Jason's Friend
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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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party | upper class | incest | jeep | orgy | See more »

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If you don't belong, they'll eat you alive See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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The scenes where Billy has therapy sessions with Dr. Cleveland weren't in the original script. They were added during production to help strengthen the narrative of the movie. 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 »

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Jim Whitney: You were right Billy, I am a butthead!
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Referenced in Slither (2006) See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
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Incredibly bizarre, but that's why it's so good!
7 March 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

The best film directed by Brian Yuzna (producer of Re-Animator) is this strange horror/sci-fi satire on the yuppie way of life.

Beverly Hills teen begins to suspect that there's something very wrong with his snobbish family, is he imagining it or are they... inhuman?!

Society is one original and shocking black comedy. There's never a dull moment in the engulfing plot, which starts out as a paranoia mystery then only gets increasingly weird from there on out. It all builds to a warped finale that you won't forget! It's one of those surreal and gruesome terrors that makes you wonder if you should be laughing or screaming at what you're seeing. The makeup work of Screaming Mad George (great name) is very effectively disturbing. The direction of Yuzna is well-done and the addition of the Eton Boat Song as the films theme is a clever touch.

The cast is spot on in their performances, the best being young star Billy Warlock as our perplexed and horrified hero.

Society is one of those unique genre oddities that must be seen to be fully realized. It's one very wild trip that's well deserving of a cult status.

*** out of ****


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