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Slime City (1988)

A student moves into a run-down building in New York City. His bizarre neighbors make a concoction in their apartment they call wine, but when he takes some of it, he turns into a deformed, murderous monster.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sabin ...
Alex (as Robert C. Sabin)
Mary Huner ...
Lori / Nicole
T.J. Merrick ...
Jerry
Dennis Embry ...
Roman
Dick Biel ...
Det. Irish
Jane Doniger Reibel ...
Lizzy
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Ruby
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Selina
T. Clay Dickinson ...
Derelict
Terry Spivey ...
Seaman
Eva Lee ...
Prostitute
Jamie Johnson ...
Tracy (as Jamie Zozzaro)
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Horace (as Alan Rickman)
Ivy Rosovsky ...
Rene (as Ivy J. Rosovsky)
Gary Stein ...
Mr. Swan
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Slime City is the story of Alex, an art student just trying to get some. He rents an apartment from a seemingly sweet old Lizzie to try to sway his girlfriend Lori into 'sleeping' over. Roman and Nicole, the building's other two youth residents take more than a healthy interest in our boy. Nicole practically says 'Come up and plow me sometime' and Roman has him over for green pudding and haunted Crème de Methe. Roman explains the goo is Himalayan yogurt made by Lizzie and the wine is made by her dead alchemist father Zachary. Staggering back to his apartment, Alex runs into Nicole. Then they take off their pants and run into each other a few more times. Alex wakes up the next morning covered in slime or possibly melting. He decides to go out for tea and murders a hobo. Before the hobo's blood is dry, Alex is back to normal. Roman brings by some more goo and Alex hoovers it up. Afterwards, he meets Lori's parents and ruins dinner with the revelation that he no longer wants to move in ... Written by badhorrorgoodtimes

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A horror film with guts!

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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Does your apartment building look like this?
27 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

A college student rents out an apartment. Strange happenings, occurring in the basement, give way to the student's mental and (literally) physical collapse.

For a zero-budget film, SLIME CITY isn't bad. The apartment building is cheap-looking(with bizzare jars stored in the basement)and odd characters roam the halls.

This is a surreal image of ghetto life, but the film never enters the world of pure satire. It is more concerned with grossing us out(which it often succeeds in doing)and scaring us(which it fails at), than with delivering a bigger overall message.

The acting is sturdy for an amateur production, and the effects are messy but not bad. It is the finished film that I was mostly disappointed with. The story just was not there, and with the lead female playing two parts, the end result is disbelief.

Still, as far as horror movies go, you could do much worse than SLIME CITY. It is just a shame that the makers of the film didn't realize that if they spent just a few bucks more, they could have afforded a real script.

And, when was the last time you saw a place in New York that looked like the inside of this building?


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