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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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  (in credits order)
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

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

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

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Like weirdsville, daddy-o!, 21 November 2005
Author: reptilicus from Vancouver, Canada

Take a bit of BRAIN DAMAGE, mix with a bit of STREET TRASH, shake well and then pop it in the oven until overdone and the result is SLIME CITY! Hey that is not meant to be a putdown . . . I actually like this movie and not just because the apartment where most of it takes place is a dead ringer for the first New York apartment I lived in!

Seriously now, the story involves Alex (Robert Sabin) art student who moves into a building that has seen better days. The owner/landlady is happy he moved in, a little TOO happy and the tenants are all more than a little weird. Oh well, any old port, right?

The neighbour Ramon offers the new tenant a cup of some green stuff which he calls "Tibetan Yogurt" and some green wine which he calls "an elixir" which knocks Alex flat after a single sip. It isn't long before he has nightmares about a mysterious black robed figure and hallucinates that he seduces his sexy neighbour. Then again, maybe it ISN'T a hallucination. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Are we venturing into ERASERHEAD territory?

Actually no we aren't because existentialism soon takes a back seat to supernaturalism. Alex wakes up after his prolonged nightmare and discovers his body is melting! Stumbling down the street he flies into a rage and beats a street tramp to death. Hardly has the unlucky victim gasped out his last breath before Alex returns to normal. This isn't the end of his troubles though . . . oh no we have many more reels to unspool before this is over. Those few sips of the strange green fluid have hooked him on the strange elixir and melting soon becomes a regular occurrence which only violent murder can reverse. Alex's girlfriend (Mary Huner) and his frat boy ex-roommate pal are very concerned but can they save him or will they become his victims?

This movie is now available on DVD and many of you will probably want to discover it for yourself so I will not spoil all the surprises, of which this film has many. Somehow the plot covers murder, suicide, Satanism and reincarnation and never loses its coherency. Gore is relatively mild until the end and that's where all the stops are pulled out. My only regret is that I never got to see this movie at a late night screening with a bunch of stoned, drunk college students. THAT would have been a treat indeed.

Director Gregory Lamberson did a very good job with the limited resources he had. After almost 20 years this film is finally finding its audience. I hope it does well.

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