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Body Melt (1993)

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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Kennedy ...
Det. Sam Phillips
Andrew Daddo ...
Johnno
Ian Smith ...
Dr. Carrera
Regina Gaigalas ...
Shaan
Vincent Gil ...
Pud
Neil Foley ...
Bab
Anthea Davis ...
Slab
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Bronto
Lesley Baker ...
Mack
Amy Grove-Rogers ...
Old Woman
Adrian Wright ...
Thompson Noble
Jillian Murray ...
Angelica Noble
Ben Geurens ...
Brandon Noble
Amanda Douge ...
Elloise Noble
Brett Climo ...
Brian Rand
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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

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The first phase is hallucinogenic... the second phase is glandular... and the third phase is... BODY MELT

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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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spokeswoman: [first lines - commercial spot] In today's fast-moving world with its fast-moving lifestyles, you owe your body all the nourishment, energy, and sensational pleasure it deserves. Vimuvial, state of the art in health and leisure centers. Vimuvial will provide your whole family with health and leisure programs that will turn your annual holiday into an unforgettable revitalization of your well being. Come and find out what it's all about at Vimuvial.
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The first stage is hallucination...
2 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Musician Philip Brophy's directorial effort "Body Melt" is generally good fun for splatter movie lovers. While it never quite reaches the lunatic heights of Peter Jacksons' "Braindead", it does get fairly twisted and wild. After a strong opening, it then takes its time getting revved up, as it sets up characters and situations. But in the end it does satisfy that segment of the horror crowd that loves them their gory goodness.

It's perceived by some to be a satire - at least, a satire of what we call "clean living" - and it's also seen as subversive for its casting of very familiar faces (to the Australian audience, that is - foreigners such as this Canadian wouldn't automatically get the joke) in a gleefully gruesome horror film. There is the element of dark comedy as well. All in all, "Body Melt" comes up with some delicious gags and is funny enough to sustain itself for a reasonably short running time of 83 minutes.

Gerard Kennedy and Andrew Daddo star as investigating detectives in this tale of a devious chemical company marketing a dietary drug and sending free samples of it to test subjects in the neighbourhood known as Pebbles Court, in the town of Homesville. Not everybody reacts the same to the drug - it takes longer for the effects to kick in for some people - but it always results in bodily decomposition.

The actors - also including Ian Smith as Dr. Carrera, Regina Gaigalas as Shaan, and Vincent Gil (the Nightrider in "Mad Max") - deliver spirited performances, Brophy has a great sense of style, the visuals are delightful, and the music is perfect for the material; in fact, it's downright hilarious at times.

The Australians made lots of great exploitation and genre films over the decades, but not too many quite like this. Fans of early Peter Jackson should find it quite agreeable.

Seven out of 10.


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