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Body Melt (1993)

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 ... Shaan
Vincent Gil ... Pud
Neil Foley ... Bab
Anthea Davis ... Slab
Matthew Newton ... Bronto
Lesley Baker Lesley Baker ... Mack
Amy Grove-Rogers Amy Grove-Rogers ... Old Woman
Adrian Wright ... Thompson Noble
Jillian Murray ... Angelica Noble
Ben Geurens ... Brandon Noble
Amanda Douge ... Elloise Noble
Brett Climo ... Brian Rand
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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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Taglines:

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

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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 »

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Budget:

AUD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Written by Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy
Performed by Maria Kozic and THE MK-Sound
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"That's what we call outback humour"
20 January 2004 | by suttercaneSee all my reviews

This movie really surprised me. I picked it up after reading the rave reviews from other IMDB members, and on the strength of everyone comparing it to Braindead (aka Dead Alive).

Well, it isn't like Braindead. It's something new, something extremely unique and original. Really impressive if you ask me, and a whole lot of fun. I loved the inbred family, loved the "over-the-top" gore effects.

There is one thing that not many have mentioned yet, this film is clever. It isn't just some empty splatter film, it has personality and style. We never really get to know the characters that well, but it tells a good story just as well.

Oh, and it's funny. Very funny. Any movie in which a couple of deformed hillbilly kids kill a kangaroo with a rock at 1000 yards, then eat it's adreno glands to get high, has got something to say.

Love it.


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