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Society (1989)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 11 June 1992 (USA)
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

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Brian Yuzna

Writers:

Rick Fry, Woody Keith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Warlock ... Bill Whitney
Devin DeVasquez ... Clarissa Carlyn
Evan Richards ... Milo
Ben Meyerson Ben Meyerson ... Ferguson
Charles Lucia ... Jim Whitney
Concetta D'Agnese Concetta D'Agnese ... Nan (as Connie Danese)
Patrice Jennings ... Jenny Whitney
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... Shauna (as Heidi Kozak)
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley David Wiley ... Judge Carter
Tim Bartell ... David Blanchard
Brian Bremer ... Petrie
Maria Claire Maria Claire ... Sally
Conan Yuzna Conan Yuzna ... Jason
Jason Williams ... Jason's Friend
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Storyline

Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing. Not for the weak of stomach. Written by Rob Hartill

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It is not what you think it is. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre sexuality and violence, and for language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shunting See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Billy Warlock and Ben Meyerson who played enemies in the film, actually became good friends during the shoot. See more »

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Reflected on the ground when Bill is talking to his sister after he and friend finish playing basketball See more »

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Dr. Cleveland: Just a little bit paranoid, Bill, within normal ranges.
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Truly bizarre horror debut from Brian Yuzna.
14 April 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

17 year-old Billy Whitney feels alienated in his upper-class Beverly Hills home.He hears a tape that seems to indicate that his entire family are having secret orgies.People appear dead one moment but are alive the next and then Billy's girlfriend's body appears to twist into abnormal positions.His parents insist Billy is imagining everything and try to commit him to an institution.Billy slowly discovers that his parents and the people around him belong to a different breed of people,a secret inbred Society who are capable of melding and shifting their bodies."Society" is one hell of a bizarre film.The conclusion scenes with gruesome and unsettling special effects by Screaming Mad George are truly startling and gooey.There is also some nudity and sex scenes.Check out this weird and surreal splatter flick.


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