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Society (1989)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 11 June 1992 (USA)
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director:

Brian Yuzna

Writers:

Rick Fry, Woody Keith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Warlock ... Bill Whitney
Devin DeVasquez ... Clarissa Carlyn
Evan Richards ... Milo
Ben Meyerson Ben Meyerson ... Ferguson
Charles Lucia ... Jim Whitney
Concetta D'Agnese Concetta D'Agnese ... Nan (as Connie Danese)
Patrice Jennings ... Jenny Whitney
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... Shauna (as Heidi Kozak)
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Dr. Cleveland
David Wiley David Wiley ... Judge Carter
Tim Bartell ... David Blanchard
Brian Bremer ... Petrie
Maria Claire Maria Claire ... Sally
Conan Yuzna Conan Yuzna ... Jason
Jason Williams ... Jason's Friend
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Storyline

Bill is worried that he is 'different' to his sister and parents. They mix with other 'upper class' people while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing. Not for the weak of stomach. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

In Beverly Hills, what you fear is only the beginning. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre sexuality and violence, and for language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shunting See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Surrealistic" makeup effects designer Screaming Mad George was suggested for the production by the film's Japanese producers. See more »

Goofs

When Clarissa squirts the suntan cream on Bill's face on the beach, it is in a different pattern in the next shot, and lotion smeared on his shoulder disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Milo: No, no, no, no, no, no!
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Alternate Versions

The UK version is uncut. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fear in the Dark (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Clarisa's Song (Make It Tonight)
Music & Lyrics by Mark Ryder & Phil Davies
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User Reviews

Interesting movie, to say the least

I remember hearing about Society in Empire Magazine not too long ago. It was in the back page in the classic scene collection, and when I mean classic scene, I mean the end. After viewing the article and a picture of the last big scene of this film, I really thought this was going to be an uneasy film to watch but i didn't find it uneasy at all, until the end of course and I found it uneasy because it had a big build up. It wasn't like all the usual horror films where someone's guts are being spilled every 5 minutes, it was really interesting with interesting characters and the way they presented themselves throughout the movie because the whole thing had me thinking who's good and who's not but it's pretty obvious. Yes this film can get frustrating at times because you're wondering when the action of this film is going to start, but to be honest it doesn't really have big scene's like most horror films I thought. It wasn't the best film I had ever seen but it was one of the most interesting one's at that.


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