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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

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Philip Brophy

Writers:

Philip Brophy (screenplay), Rod Bishop (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ... Det. Sam Phillips
Andrew Daddo Andrew Daddo ... Johnno
Ian Smith ... Dr. Carrera
Regina Gaigalas Regina Gaigalas ... Shaan
Vincent Gil ... Pud
Neil Foley Neil Foley ... Bab
Anthea Davis Anthea Davis ... Slab
Matthew Newton ... Bronto
Lesley Baker Lesley Baker ... Mack
Amy Grove-Rogers Amy Grove-Rogers ... Old Woman
Adrian Wright Adrian Wright ... Thompson Noble
Jillian Murray Jillian Murray ... Angelica Noble
Ben Geurens ... Brandon Noble
Amanda Douge ... Elloise Noble
Brett Climo ... Brian Rand
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Storyline

Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

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Taglines:

The first phase is hallucinogenic... the second phase is glandular... and the third phase is... BODY MELT

Genres:

Horror | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

AO | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Trash See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: The first phase is hallucinogenic... the second phase is glandular... and the third phase is AHH, GAWD !
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References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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Written by Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy
Performed by Maria Kozic and THE MK-Sound
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Hell of a good time!
20 August 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Body Melt' is one of the most misunderstood Australian movies of all time! Director Philip Brophy, who has a background in avante garde electronic music and performance art, has created a wicked subversion of splatter movies. The film is all the better for having many Aussie soap stars and familiar faces in its cast, a fact that will probably be completely lost on overseas viewers. Just imagine your own "beloved" family favourites in the main roles and you might start to see what Brophy's done here.

'Body Melt' is rude, crude, messy fun that only a complete idiot could take SERIOUSLY as a horror movie! So sit back, tune in turn on and drop IN to 'Body Melt'! Just watch what you eat when you do....


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