Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed 'The Greasy Strangler.' Written by
There was a time when John Waters revelled in making the most vile, disgusting, and thoroughly unpleasant films ever put to celluloid. While they could never be mistaken for high art, these films had a charm and sincerity which would elevate them above other gross out movies and grant them an instant and lasting cult appeal.
This noxious maelstrom is something a throwback to those films, a toilet where all semblance of good taste is flushed away in a swirl of feces and grease...lots of grease. Add in some Troma-esque special effects, and you get something that balances a precarious line between making you puke your guts out, and split your sides with laughter.
It may not be as provocative or inflammatory as Pink Flamingos, but its goals are also not so lofty. Where John Waters once sought to eradicate the boundaries of quality and good taste, Jim Hosking simply wishes to disgust and entertain. A simpler purpose and one where he succeeds magnificently. (Plus, in the realm of shock cinema, it's tough to top a drag queen who literally eats sh*t.)
So is this movie any good? I guess it depends on the viewer, their individual tastes, and their interpretation of what defines a "good" film. It is vulgar, vile, and disgusting. Both The acting and dialogue are extremely stilted and awkward. The pacing is erratic and you'll probably feel like taking a shower when its over. However, since this is all intentional, it's very difficult to consider it anything but a success.
In short, this is the movie that Trash Humpers wishes it could be.
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