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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bill Whitney
... Clarissa Carlyn
... Milo
Ben Meyerson ... Ferguson
... Jim Whitney
Concetta D'Agnese ... Nan (as Connie Danese)
... Jenny Whitney
... Shauna
Ben Slack ... Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley ... Judge Carter
... David Blanchard
... Petrie
Maria Claire ... Sally
Conan Yuzna ... Jason
... Jason's Friend
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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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If you don't belong, they'll eat you alive See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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

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11 June 1992 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It was producer Keith Walley who suggested hiring Mark Ryder and Phil Davies as the film's composers. 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

Milo: No, no, no, no, no, no!
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Featured in Governor of Society (2015) See more »

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Tonight
Music & Lyrics by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
Produced by 'Steve Parr (III)
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Incredibly bizarre, but that's why it's so good!
7 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

The best film directed by Brian Yuzna (producer of Re-Animator) is this strange horror/sci-fi satire on the yuppie way of life.

Beverly Hills teen begins to suspect that there's something very wrong with his snobbish family, is he imagining it or are they... inhuman?!

Society is one original and shocking black comedy. There's never a dull moment in the engulfing plot, which starts out as a paranoia mystery then only gets increasingly weird from there on out. It all builds to a warped finale that you won't forget! It's one of those surreal and gruesome terrors that makes you wonder if you should be laughing or screaming at what you're seeing. The makeup work of Screaming Mad George (great name) is very effectively disturbing. The direction of Yuzna is well-done and the addition of the Eton Boat Song as the films theme is a clever touch.

The cast is spot on in their performances, the best being young star Billy Warlock as our perplexed and horrified hero.

Society is one of those unique genre oddities that must be seen to be fully realized. It's one very wild trip that's well deserving of a cult status.

*** out of ****


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