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The Greasy Strangler

Sundance hit that can easily compete with the filthiest films of John Waters.

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Director | Jim Hosking

USA | 2016

93 minutes

IMDB

With | Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo

Language | English

The Greasy Strangler

Everything is glistening with grease in this Sundance hit that can easily compete with the filthiest films of John Waters.

Father and son Ronnie and Brayden run a city walking tour that takes in the so-called historic places from the disco era. Besides that, Ronnie, who consumes all his food with excessive amounts of fat, also terrorises the city when he transforms himself into the ‘greasy strangler’. But it’s not until his son gets a girlfriend that dad really becomes unhinged. Hilarious horror-comedy can easily compete with the work of Pope of Trash John Waters.

This hilarious horror-comedy resides somewhere between the early work of John Waters and the absurdity of the TV series Little Britain. With a splash of Troma on top. The makers eagerly attempt to shock their audience, a strategy that has been quite successful, judging by the walk-outs at various festivals. But those who get it will mainly see this film as delirious and innocent bad taste. Apart from filthy fat men in underpants that are too small, and lots of greasy, nasty food, there are also plenty of cheesy dialogues and one-liners. ‘I’m a hootie-dootie-disco cutie!’ ‘Bullshit artist!