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Society (1989)

An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director:

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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In Beverly Hills, what you fear is only the beginning. 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

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Society See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Coincidentally, the Birmingham High School (Lake Balboa, CA) used in the film was the actual high school that star Billy Warlock graduated from just a few years before. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Jenny offers Bill a chance to "indulge in some oedipal fantasies with [her]". An Oedipus complex is when a male feels a sexual attraction to his mother, whereas Jenny is his adoptive sister. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Cleveland: Just a little bit paranoid, Bill, within normal ranges.
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Alternate Versions

The UK version is uncut. See more »

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Featured in Governor of Society (2015) See more »

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Blue Danube
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Arranged by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
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The kind of delightfully tasteless horror flick they just don't make anymore.
18 September 2002 | by TheVidSee all my reviews

Here's a reasonably funny slime-fest from producer/director Brian Yuzna of Re-Animator fame. It makes one nostalgic for the 80's thriller cinema, when a low-budget exploiter like this was commonplace, instead of the middle-brow crapola that passes for a fright flick these days. The latex-and-slime special effects are effectively old school and quite memorable. Enjoy.


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