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Greg Lamberson (writer)
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A horror film with guts!
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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 »
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low-budget goo-fest that should appeal to fans of that sort of thing See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (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)

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
 
Thanks
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
 

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81 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
low-budget goo-fest that should appeal to fans of that sort of thing, 7 December 2004
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

I saw the original video release, not the more recent EI Cinema re-release "Collector's Edition" which cut some scenes that ran too long without adding anything (so I've read). It's true there are some scenes that don't contribute anything: people walking up flights of stairs when we've already learned the building's layout, and the like.

Before the movie started, there was a trailer for Rock and the Money-Hungry Party Girls (1988), which looks pretty awful! Looking on the IMDb at Camp Video's titles, they have a lot of low-budget stuff that doesn't seem to have been widely seen of late. Let's see these put back in print!

Slime City is actually pretty enjoyable in a low-budget gory horror kind of way. Another user mentioned Body Melt and Basket Case, and those are fair comparisons I think, although Frank Henenlotter's Brain Damage might be more accurate than his Basket Case, though without the far-out visuals. Cronenberg may even have been an influence on this director.

A guy and his girlfriend check out a new apartment for him, which his friend helps him move into. His friend affectionately calls him a "slime" for wanting an apartment where maybe he can hook up with women other than his girlfriend, who is a "good girl" or possibly frigid.

Initially it seems the apartment building is full of retirees, but he meets a sexy punk club- goer, and a gloomy garbage-picking poet. The poet serves him some green "Himalayan yogurt" and green alcohol that belonged to the late father of one of the tenants. The poet has blue yogurt, since it's "his color." It looks pretty awful, but tastes pretty good.

After having the meal, and hooking up with the punk girl, the next morning he wakes up covered in clear slime. Later, his skin erupts into a mottled mess, dripping all over, and he's only recognizable because of his clothing. He kills a bum, and is restored to normal.

It turns out that the late old man was an alchemist of some kind, who committed suicide in the basement with his followers, and there is now a collection of colored "yogurts" and wine bottles and books in the basement. Alex is addicted to eating and drinking the stuff, and can't keep anything else down. The movie gets ickier and gooier as it goes on. Recommended to fans of that kind of thing.

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