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11 June 1992 (USA) See more »
In Beverly Hills, what you fear is only the beginning. See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Warlock ... Bill Whitney

Devin DeVasquez ... Clarissa Carlyn

Evan Richards ... Milo
Ben Meyerson ... Ferguson
Charles Lucia ... Jim Whitney
Concetta D'Agnese ... Nan (as Connie Danese)

Patrice Jennings ... Jenny Whitney

Heidi Kozak ... Shauna
Ben Slack ... Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley ... Judge Carter
Tim Bartell ... David Blanchard
Brian Bremer ... Petrie
Maria Claire ... Sally
Conan Yuzna ... Jason
Jason Williams ... Jason's Friend
Pamela Matheson ... Mrs. Carlyn
Rohni Lee ... Ferguson's Gang
Michael Schipper ... 'Ferguson's Gang'
Chris Claridge ... 'Ferguson's Gang'
Amy Obrand ... 'Ferguson's Gang'

David Wells ... Sergeant Burt
Mike Diamant ... Cop in Woods
Raffaella Commitante ... Nurse in Hospital
Seely Abraham ... Extra
Chris Anne ... Extra
Laura Tulaska ... Extra
Mike Colletta ... Extra
Robb Willoughby ... Extra
Tom Druzay ... Extra
John Frazer ... Extra
Allen Eisenhart ... Extra
Michael 'Tony' Merten ... Extra
Donamari Tia ... Extra
Tom Lewis ... Extra
Blanche Bimstein ... Extra
Thomas C. Rainone ... Extra (as Tom Rainone)
Kristine Kauffman ... Extra
Lisa Bal ... Extra
Nicolle Durant ... Extra
Daniel Heren ... Extra
Caroline Lomas ... Extra
C. John Merrill ... Extra
Steven Morgan ... Extra
Rick Widman ... Extra

Chanel Ryan ... Extra
Mark David ... Extra
Don Storey ... Extra
Robin Agee ... Extra

Directed by
Brian Yuzna 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rick Fry  writer
Woody Keith  writer

Produced by
Keizo Kabata .... executive producer
Terry Ogisu .... executive producer
Keith Walley .... producer
Paul White .... executive producer
Original Music by
Phil Davies 
Mark Ryder 
Cinematography by
Rick Fichter 
Film Editing by
Peter Teschner 
Casting by
Donna B. Anderson 
Production Design by
Matthew C. Jacobs  (as Mathew Jacobs)
Art Direction by
Kelle DeForrest 
Costume Design by
Robin Lewis West 
Makeup Department
Nick Benson .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Christopher Bergschneider .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Roberto dePalma .... foam technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Jeff Edwards .... foam technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Screaming Mad George .... surrealistic makeup designer and creator: S.M.G. Inc.
Wendy Gosse .... additional makeup artist
Dave Grasso .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Moto Hata .... head technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Guy Himber .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Makio Kida .... first technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Lewis Lamonica .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Lisa Love .... additional makeup artist
Jennifer Martin .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Valerie McKnight .... additional makeup artist
Kevin Reter .... fiberglass mold technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Johnnie Saiko .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Rebeca Scott .... surrealistic makeup lab technician: S.M.G. Inc. (as Rebeca Recio)
Sheri Short .... hair stylist (as Sheri P. Short)
Sheri Short .... makeup artist (as Sheri P. Short)
Leigh Stephens .... fiberglass mold technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Phyllis Temple .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Dean Ramser .... executive in charge of production
Gary Schmoeller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Benedict .... first assistant director
Jerome Goldberg .... second second assistant director
Jerry Goldberg .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey M. Zeitlin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mark Barofsky .... property master
Kim Barofsky-Thorpe .... assistant props (as Kim-Gay Barofsky)
Franklyn Gottbetter .... set dresser
Christy Mozillo .... set dresser
Don Storey .... art swing gang
Frank Taylor .... construction coordinator
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist
Randal Woodward .... paint foreman
Sound Department
John L. Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Duke Brown .... sound editor
Gonzo Cervantes .... sound editor (as Gonzo)
Gail Clark Burch .... adr editor
Michael P. Cook .... sound editor
Barbara Delpuech .... boom operator
William Fiege .... sound mixer
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (as Albert Gomez)
Adam Johnston .... supervising sound editor
Dale Johnston .... sound editor
Ted Johnston .... sound editor
James Koford .... sound editor
John Lawson .... stereo sound consultant
Tom Ruff .... adr mixer
Leonard M. Smith Jr. .... foley recordist
Marty Stein .... sound editor
Casey Troutman .... foley artist
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer
Doug E. Turner .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Virnig .... sound editor
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Fleming .... loader (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Nick Benson .... special effects
Guy Himber .... creature shop
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator (as Daniel Bradley)
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Alford .... electrician
Eric Anderson .... director of photography: second unit
Kirk Benke .... electrician
Mike Bienstock .... second assistant camera
Todd Brown .... electrician
Gary Cline .... electrician
Anthony R. Collier .... grip: second unit
Bruce R. Cook .... director of photography: second unit
Erin-Bruce Cook .... grip/electrician swing: second unit
Troy Cook .... first assistant camera: second unit
Steve Crosland .... first assistant camera
Peter Drinco .... grip
Kimo Easterwood .... electrician: second unit
Marcus 'Roo' Flower .... grip (as Marcus Flower)
Greg Gardiner .... director of photography: second unit
Geoffrey George .... gaffer: second unit
John Grillo .... first assistant camera: third unit
Mark Gutterud .... director of photography: third unit
Zoltan Gyulai .... first assistant camera: second unit
Shawn C. Hice .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael Jimenez .... electrician (as Michael L. Jiminez)
Adam Jones .... electrician
Michael Maley .... gaffer
Darin McDaniel .... electrician
Michael McNeally .... electrician
William L. Peets .... best boy electric
R.O. Rafanovic .... grip/electrician swing: second unit
David M. Rakoczy .... key grip
Vince Rapini .... electrician (as Vincent Rupini)
Simon Scheeline .... grip
Warren Sewell .... grip production assistant
Steven H. Simons .... electrician
Adam Smith .... gaffer: second unit
Ted Vasquez .... key grip: second unit
Joseph Viles .... still photographer
Doug Weinmann .... electrician swing
Doug Weinmann .... grip
Randy Wyatt .... best boy grip (as Robert R. Wyatt)
Casting Department
Billy DaMota .... additional casting
Andrew Miller .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meg Goodwin .... set costumer
Kelly O'Gurian .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Keith H. Sauter .... first assistant film editor
Sharon Streich .... assistant film editor
William Young .... assistant film editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music engineer
Steve Parr .... score recordist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Kevin Hudis .... transportation captain
Other crew
Peter Phillip Bayham .... production assistant
Nick Benson .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Christopher Bergschneider .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Daniel Carrey .... production assistant
Bruce Robert Fahr .... craft service
John Frick .... production accountant
Eric A. Gage .... location manager
Roy Garcia .... surrealistic makeup shunting puppeteer: S.M.G. Inc.
Dave Grasso .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Mitchell J. Greenblatt .... shunting puppeteer: S.M.G. Inc.
Mitchell J. Greenblatt .... surrealistic makeup shunting puppeteer: S.M.G. Inc.
Guy Himber .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Mike Johnson .... shunting puppeteer: S.M.G. Inc.
Mike Johnson .... surrealistic makeup shunting puppeteer: S.M.G. Inc.
Paul Kowalczk .... set production assistant
Lewis Lamonica .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Candace Lovell .... craft service
Jennifer Martin .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Mary Ann Molloy .... set nurse
Thomas C. Rainone .... production assistant (as Tom Rainone)
Johnnie Saiko .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc.
Rebeca Scott .... laboratory technician: S.M.G. Inc. (as Rebeca Recio)
Philip J. Slaghter .... shunting puppeteer: S.M.G. Inc.
Debra Spidell .... production coordinator
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
Rated R for bizarre sexuality and violence, and for language.
99 min | 94 min (R-rated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (uncut) | Brazil:18 | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2004) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2013) | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:M (uncut) | Norway:18 | Russia:16+ | Spain:16 (2014) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2014) | USA:R | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

During Ferguson's party Milo is seen wearing a shirt that says "Eat the Rich" on it. The shirt belonged to Brian Yuzna and was a leftover memento of his college days.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV)See more »
If You Aint Got MoneySee more »


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40 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
What the...?, 9 March 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

This is one of the weirdest movies I have ever seen, somewhat akin to watching a Lovecraft tale as told by John Waters. I think I liked it. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I did...I guess.

Billy (Bill Warlock of soap opera fame) is nearly 18, and has spent his youth living a life of privilege with his wealthy family in Beverly Hills. However, he senses that something is wrong. He does not look like his mother, father or sister, and indeed, they treat him as though he were an outsider. Oh, they're always very pleasant and polite, but they're somewhat distant and rather cold, displaying no real emotions towards him or anyone else. Tragic news is met with blank expressions and vacant smiles. Billy's girlfriend is too busy obsessing about parties to care about Billy's mounting concerns, and his psychiatrist dismisses his worries with prescriptions. When Billy hears an audio tape recorded by his sisters' most recent dumpee, his worst fears are confirmed: something unnatural is happening, something incestuous and profane. But the dumpee disappears, the tape recording alters itself, and Billy finds himself being slowly and deliberately cornered by The Society.

For all that this film is a dark comment on the soullessness of the upper classes, it never really takes itself seriously. Indeed, if it had, this movie would have died a quick death and taken up residence in the discount PVT bin at Blockbuster Video, cursed as it is with all the hideousness of the 1980s, denim and synth music and helmets of bleached hair everywhere. But this movie is so odd and freaky with the most morbid sense of humor running all the way through it that it works, and works pretty good. The special effects look a bit dated, but they're so hilarious that you won't care. (insert "butthead" scene here.) The "shunting" scene is still difficult to watch for people like me who have a low tolerance for sadism and gore, but I've seen gorier and the concept was so innovative that I had to appreciate it.

If you ever wanted to see one of those sappy teen movies from the 80s, (preferably the ones that starred Michael J. Fox or Molly Ringwald) tortured, dismembered and publicly humiliated, then this might just be the film for you.

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