Monday, August 12

Body Melt (1993) - 1995 Albatros Video VHS (Japanese Title: "Bio-Scanners")

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Watched this melt movie hailing from Australia the other evening and left unimpressed. It's tough to shake the feeling writer/director Philip Brophy wanted to be clever by telling its straightforward story of a big pharm corp testing an experimental drug on unsuspecting residents of a suburban cul-de-sac that literally turns flesh fatally gelatinous in the most roundabout way possible. As several nearly aimless subplots meander along, Body Melt ends up pretty damn irritating long before its climax clumsily ties everything together. In the vein of other quirky Australian films like Death Warmed Up (1984), Contagion (1987), Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988) except with much annoyance. This one's got nothing on Street Trash (1987) or Slime City (1988), despite this badass Japanese cover...

(signed by the director as "Lou Brophy")

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

SLIME CITY RULZZZ!!!!

Grimm said...

So here's the deal. I haven't seen this film yet, but I'm always being told to watch it. So since Wednesday is my birthday, my fiance signed her death wish by agreeing to watch any film I want. I'm choosing this one. I'm borrowing my friends copy tomorrow and it's going down Wednesday lol Great post man. I enjoy reading your work.

Anonymous said...

I seriously hope they'll come up a several SEQUELS about 'BODY MELT.' And they should hire more new actors and hire dozens to twenty-six of special makeup effects supervisers to do a few weird body transformation bladders FX to monster transformation special FX.

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