Society (1989) is a vaguely interesting oddball horror film of some note. It’s on the UK Horror channel tonight at 12:20am. They do not broadcast in HD. My review:
A paranoid 17-year-old high school kid (Billy Warlock) feels increasingly uncomfortable about his wealthy family.
I had very low expectations for this as I tried to watch it circa twenty years ago and gave up with boredom after about half an hour. It was a fair bit better than I expected. It was clunky and awkward with technically weak direction, iffy acting and a sluggish pace but I was expecting it to be much worse than it was. The script is underdeveloped and tells its small story in a plodding, obvious way with too many questionable moments of character behaviour, as well as several unexplained moments. It’s a script that feels like it could have done with another rewrite to add flesh on the bones. If you’re expecting a conventional horror movie it will disappoint as very little happens in the first hour, and there’s no shock scares or suspenseful sequences. It’s not a scary film. It’s too cheesy to be creepy. Despite how clunky and artless the whole thing is, » Continue Reading.