IMDb > Slime City (1988)

Slime City (1988) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
5.5/10   476 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Greg Lamberson (writer)
View company contact information for Slime City on IMDbPro.
A horror film with guts!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
(74 articles)
Director Jesse Thomas Cook Talks Septic Man
 (From Dread Central. 19 August 2014, 9:00 AM, PDT)

Top 13 Total Horror Film Gross-Outs!
 (From Destroy the Brain. 13 June 2014, 11:29 AM, PDT)

More cast and crew announced for horror comedy 'Killer Rack'
 (From MoreHorror. 4 June 2014, 9:08 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
From the Vein of Henenlotter, Frumkes and Ritter See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order)
Robert C. Sabin ... Alex
Mary Huner ... Lori / Nicole
T.J. Merrick ... Jerry
Dennis Embry ... Roman
Dick Biel ... Det. Irish
Jane Doniger Reibel ... Lizzy

Bunny Levine ... Ruby

Marilyn Oran ... Selina
T. Clay Dickinson ... Derelict
Terry Spivey ... Seaman
Eva Lee ... Prostitute
Jamie Johnson ... Tracy (as Jamie Zozzaro)

Allen Lewis Rickman ... Horace (as Alan Rickman)
Ivy Rosovsky ... Rene (as Ivy J. Rosovsky)
Gary Stein ... Mr. Swan
Susan McCallum ... Mrs. Swan
Daniel Frye ... Zachary
David Sanchez ... Homeboy
Lloyd 'Chip' Henry ... Homeboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Craig Sabin ... Alex (as Robert C. Sabin)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Greg Lamberson 
Writing credits
Greg Lamberson (writer)

Produced by
Calvin Chao .... associate producer
Peter Clark .... producer (as Peter J. Clark)
Elizabeth Karol .... associate producer
Jeanne T. Keefe .... associate producer
Greg Lamberson .... producer
Marc Makowski .... producer (as Marc J. Makowski)
Mark J. Makowski .... producer
Angel E. Napoleani .... associate producer
Briton J. Petrucelly .... associate producer (as Britton Petrucelly)
Sandy Soloc .... associate producer
Lydia T. Texidor .... associate producer
William Tyler .... associate producer
Jesus Valdes .... associate producer
Original Music by
Robert Tomaro 
Cinematography by
Peter Clark (director of photography) (as Peter J. Clark)
Film Editing by
Greg Lamberson 
Briton J. Petrucelly  (as Britton Petrucelly)
Production Design by
Bonnie J. Brinkley  (as Bonnie Brinkley)
Costume Design by
Ivy Rosovsky  (as Ivy J. Rosovsky)
Makeup Department
Scott Coulter .... special makeup effects artist (as J. Scott Coulter)
Dan Frye .... makeup artist
Tom Lauten .... additional makeup effects artist
Production Management
Kevin Bunce .... post-production supervisor
Marc Makowski .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ed Walloga .... assistant director
Art Department
Gina Barbusci .... art department
Terry Conway .... carpenter
Lloyd Henry .... carpenter (as Lloyd 'Chip' Henry)
Eric Mache .... art department
David Sanchez .... carpenter
Abraham Vigo .... carpenter (as Abraham 'Eddie' Vigo)
Nelson Wakefield .... art department
Sound Department
Alan Binger .... special sound effects
Joe Warda .... sound engineer (as Joseph Warda)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Bruce .... camera operator
Brent James .... assistant camera
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Editorial Department
Lou Somerstein .... negative cutter (as Lou Somerstein)
Music Department
Robert Cross .... music recordist
Other crew
Phil Gallo .... titles
Gerald J. Gold .... legal services
Eric Mache .... title designer
Theo Pingarelli .... title designer: main titles
Ivy Rosovsky .... choreographer (as Ivy J. Rosovsky)
Gary Yee .... laboratory technician
Paula Mandel .... special thanks
Peter Reniers .... special thanks
Pillar Rivera .... special thanks
Cathy Semper .... special thanks
Dorril Semper .... special thanks
Diane Valle .... special thanks
Fred Wakefield .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Referenced in Undying Love (1991)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
From the Vein of Henenlotter, Frumkes and Ritter, 13 September 2009
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A young man (Robert C. Sabin) moves into an old apartment building that, unknown to him, is inhabited by worshipers of the evil Zachary. After drinking wine, eating neon-colored pudding and copulating with a Gothic chick (extremely well-acted by the same woman, Mary Huner, who plays his girlfriend)... he starts melting and turning homicidal. Oh no! Coming out of Roy Frumkes' school for the cinematically insane, Greg Lamberson offers this memorable film in the vein of "Street Trash", Frank Henenlotter and Tim Ritter. If you're into people melting and dripping slime, this is right up your alley. Robert C. Sabin excels in the lead, being both a bumbler and sympathetic lead. Despite making some inappropriate choices, and thus leading to his own troubles, we can't help but understand why he feels the way he feels.

What this film lacks in budget, it makes up for in vision. There's a sense of an alternate world here, layered between the space-time fabric in New York, or perhaps New Jersey (a more fitting locale for this type of trashy tale). Remaining Lamberson's best known film, though in my opinion not his best, it is worth seeing for the nostalgic trip to the 1980s it provides. A time when such grindhouse, exploitative film was losing steam but still able to be found and cherished at the mom and pop stores. Thanks to Alternative Cinema, the film is back on DVD and looking better than ever, with a great audio commentary to match.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Slime City (1988)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Anything like Street Trash?? Gore-Hound666
Where Is Everyone?? xgreatghostsx
New DVD Coming!!! xgreatghostsx
'Jesus you stink!' tyler_durden_for_prez
I met the director thordur-2
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Cloverfield Date Night The Visitor Quarantine C.H.U.D.
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.