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Body Melt (1993)

Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Director:

Philip Brophy

Writers:

Philip Brophy (screenplay), Rod Bishop (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Kennedy ... Det. Sam Phillips
Andrew Daddo Andrew Daddo ... Johnno
Ian Smith ... Dr. Carrera
Regina Gaigalas ... Shaan
Vincent Gil ... Pud
Neil Foley ... Bab
Anthea Davis ... Slab
Matthew Newton ... Bronto
Lesley Baker Lesley Baker ... Mack
Amy Grove-Rogers Amy Grove-Rogers ... Old Woman
Adrian Wright ... Thompson Noble
Jillian Murray ... Angelica Noble
Ben Geurens ... Brandon Noble
Amanda Douge ... Elloise Noble
Brett Climo ... Brian Rand
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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

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Taglines:

The first phase is hallucinogenic... the second phase is glandular... and the third phase is... BODY MELT

Genres:

Horror | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

AO | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Trash See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers initially wanted to make an anthology movie, but were unable to secure financing for it. See more »

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Body Melt
Written by Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy
Performed by Maria Kozic and THE MK-Sound
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What the heck?
12 February 2001 | by zmaturinSee all my reviews

What the Heck is this flick? It's not really a comedy or horror movie, it's not really sci-fi, and I'm pretty sure it's not a drama. Mystery, thriller, Western- there's not a genre section at Blockbuster that can tame this wily beast of a movie!

Here's what it is, as far as I can tell: A mysterious pharmaceutical company, run by one naked woman and a bunch of muscle-bound squeeky voiced guys, is secretly testing it's new drug on the inhabitants of a small housing complex somewhere in New Zealand. They also front a health spa where their unwitting test subjects come to have their urine sampled. The drug is, of course, malfunctioning, and all the folks who take it eventually mutate in various ways (not many of them actually melt, as the title implies. Most explode).

In one subplot, two lustful teens are off to donate sperm but get lost and end up with a bizarre backwoods family with big welts on their faces. The teens hang out with the inbred yokels for a while, watching them eat kangaroo glands and riding in the truck from "Even Dwarves Started Small". Unfortunately, one of the guys puts the moves on the huge, revolting sister in the family and gets a stake in the loins.

Other highlights include killer placentas, exploding genitals, huge swelling tongues, and tons of other gore (from the people who handled the effects in "Dead Alive"). This movie is a sloppy good time, for no one escapes the wrath of... BODY MELT! Recommended!


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