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Society (1989)

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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in five weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Clarissa squirts the suntan cream on Bill's face on the beach, it is in a different pattern in the next shot, and lotion smeared on his shoulder disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bill Whitney: Fuck you, butthead!
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Alternate Versions

The Australian version, released on the CBS/FOX video label, is also uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fear in the Dark (1991) See more »

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Blue Danube
by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
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Classic 80's horror!!!
12 October 2002 | by KatatoniaSee all my reviews

I remember first seeing this film about the time it was released in the late 80's, and it immediately struck me as intensely disturbing. That's a good thing for a horror film because not too many really disturb me. It has become one of my favorite horror films, and the reason for this is that it has such an original story, memorable characters, and it doesn't care who it grosses out! From the few people who hated this movie, they're obviously weak-stomached or perhaps even members of "Society"???

If you can't stand bizarre horror movies in the vein of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Deranged, Hellraiser 1 and 2, Motel Hell, etc... then you probably will not enjoy this film...especially the last half hour. This is not for every audience and clearly doesn't pretend to be.

I've owned the video for years and recently also bought the Unrated DVD, i must say it is great finally having a very clear picture and sound...in it's uncut form! They just don't make many shockingly good horror flicks like this anymore...


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