Society 1989

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Issues of class are rarely to the fore in American films; Brian Yuzna’s debut horror feature is an exception. It tells of Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) a young man who seemns to lack the social-climbing interests of his friends and family. While they all seem to be upwardsly mobile, Bill feels stigmatised by his lack of breeding; his paranoia about such issues proves to be well-founded, and Society ends with Bill stumbling on an upper-class party where the rich literally devour and absorb the poor. With Make-up effects courtesy of someone called Screaming Mad George, Yuzna’s film takes a while to go for the jugular, but the revolting punch-line is delivered in memorably shocking terms.

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