Monday, July 6, 2015

SOCIETY (1989)

Call me a weirdo if you want, but I think it'd be cool to have a hot girlfriend who could mutate and twist and change her body all around in horrible ways. I mean you could be hittin' it doggystyle then she could move her tits to her back and her head down by her pussy so she could lick your balls while you're sawing at it. That'd be awesome...all the way up to the part where she fists me through the asshole and out the mouth then eats my eyeballs...oh well, maybe on second though, it wouldn't be that cool after all. Never mind.

From the outside, teenage Bill Whitney looks to have the perfect life: wealthy family that lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, high school basketball hero, hot girlfriend and then another hot girl on the side...but something's not quite right. Bill sees glimpses of freaky pre-JACOB'S LADDER-style stuff (like his sister in the shower with her breasts on her back), but it can't be real, right?  Maybe he's losing his mind. But then the people that Bill confides in start dying mysteriously. Is there really something sinister going or he just nuts?! 

SOCIETY is a pretty unique film.  Even a quarter of a century later it still has the power to make new viewers go "What the fuck am I watching?" and laugh.  That said, I wish the filmmakers had taken a more serious tone with the film instead of making the ending all silly.  The story idea is very disturbing when you thinking about it, but unfortunately the film comes off more as a dark comedy instead of a nightmare-inducing brainfuck.  Quick pace, great 80's fashions and cars, mild nudity, fantastic special effects that are still impressive, good acting, imaginative visuals and story.

Recommended for fans of the weirder side of cinema.