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Slime City (1988)

Not Rated | | Horror | 6 May 1988 (USA)
A student moves into a run-down building in New York City. His bizarre neighbors make a concoction in their apartment they call wine, but when he takes some of it, he turns into a deformed, murderous monster.


Gregory Lamberson (as Greg Lamberson)


Gregory Lamberson (as Greg Lamberson)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sabin Craig Sabin ... Alex (as Robert C. Sabin)
Mary Huner Mary Huner ... Lori / Nicole
T.J. Merrick T.J. Merrick ... Jerry
Dennis Embry Dennis Embry ... Roman
Dick Biel Dick Biel ... Det. Irish
Jane Doniger Reibel Jane Doniger Reibel ... Lizzy
Bunny Levine ... Ruby
Marilyn Oran ... Selina
T. Clay Dickinson T. Clay Dickinson ... Derelict
Terry Spivey Terry Spivey ... Seaman
Eva Lee Eva Lee ... Prostitute
Jamie Johnson Jamie Johnson ... Tracy (as Jamie Zozzaro)
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Horace (as Alan Rickman)
Ivy Rosovsky Ivy Rosovsky ... Rene (as Ivy J. Rosovsky)
Gary Stein Gary Stein ... Mr. Swan


Slime City is the story of Alex, an art student just trying to get some. He rents an apartment from a seemingly sweet old Lizzie to try to sway his girlfriend Lori into 'sleeping' over. Roman and Nicole, the building's other two youth residents take more than a healthy interest in our boy. Nicole practically says 'Come up and plow me sometime' and Roman has him over for green pudding and haunted Crème de Methe. Roman explains the goo is Himalayan yogurt made by Lizzie and the wine is made by her dead alchemist father Zachary. Staggering back to his apartment, Alex runs into Nicole. Then they take off their pants and run into each other a few more times. Alex wakes up the next morning covered in slime or possibly melting. He decides to go out for tea and murders a hobo. Before the hobo's blood is dry, Alex is back to normal. Roman brings by some more goo and Alex hoovers it up. Afterwards, he meets Lori's parents and ruins dinner with the revelation that he no longer wants to move in ... Written by badhorrorgoodtimes

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Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição de Zachary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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$50,000 (estimated)
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Bare Bones Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Collector's Edition trimmed some scenes to improve the pacing. See more »


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Alex's relationship is about to get messy.
27 December 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Slime City belongs to that small horror sub-genre known as 'melt movies', wherein characters' bodies are reduced to a disgusting mess of goop. Usually shot on a low budget, these films tend to suffer from rudimentary direction and weak performances, but what they lack in technical merit they seek to make up for in sheer ickiness.

Directed by Greg Lamberson, this particular melt movie stars Craig Sabin as art student Alex, who moves out of college digs into an apartment to live closer to his girlfriend Lori (Mary Huner). Soon after, he meets several of his new neighbours: slutty rock chick Nicole (also played by Huner, but decked out in some of Cher's cast off togs and one of her wigs), weirdo poet Roman (Dennis Embry) and dotty old bat Lizzy (Jane Doniger Reibel).

After accepting an invitation to dinner from Roman, during which he is served 'Himalayan yogurt' and a strange alcoholic beverage, an inebriated Alex is seduced by Nicole. Waking up the next morning, he discovers that his body is covered in a strange slime. As the day goes on, his skin condition goes from bad to worse, and his personality begins to change, until he becomes a raging killer whose condition can only be temporarily reversed by the blood of his victims.

Lamberson's film takes a while to kick into gear, with a little too much time spent on developing Alex's sappy relationship with Lori when what fans of this kind of schlock really want to see are the gross out effects. The early murder of a homeless man is promising, the poor guy having his head bashed in with a metal bar, but it's not until the latter half of the movie that the film really delivers, with the final 15 minutes or so going nuts with the splatter, Nicole defending herself with a meat cleaver, reducing Alex's body to a pile of messy bits and pieces.

It's certainly not for everyone, but Slime City has just about enough trashy charm to appeal to fans of such films (if you've seen and enjoyed Street Trash or Body Melt, you'll definitely be in your element).

5.5/10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.

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