Director: Brian Yuzna Run Time: 100 min. Release Year: 1989
Starring: Ben Slack, Billy Warlock, Connie Danese, Evan Richards, Patrice Jennings
“The surrealistic make-up designs by Screaming Mad George will stretch even the most inelastic mind.”
— TIME OUT
After producing RE-ANIMATOR, Brian Yuzna turned his hand to directing with SOCIETY, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time. Teenager Bill Whitney has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. But his sense of alienation takes a sinister turn when he hears an audio recording of his sister’s coming-out party, which seems to implicate his family and others in a bizarre, ritualistic orgy. Packing stomach-churning grue courtesy Screaming Mad George (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4) and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society is a biting satire that culminates in the most gag-inducing “climax” in all of horror history. Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.