Directed by Brian Yuzna • 1989 • United States
Starring Billy Warlock, Connie Danese, Ben Slack
Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) 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. And then there are the strange things he’s been seeing—glimpses of people with their bodies contorted impossibly out of shape. Is Bill going mad, or is there something seriously amiss in his neighborhood? Blending stomach-churning gore with thought-provoking social commentary, SOCIETY is a biting body-horror satire which culminates in one of the most gag-inducing “climaxes” in all of cinema history.
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