The Greasy Strangler
USA | 2016 | 93 minutes | Jim Hosking
Immediately following The Brentwood Strangler (so many stranglers!) short film CLOSING NIGHT 8:30 pm Sunday September 11!
This is the kind of film that comes along once in a blue moon. It defies the audience to understand just what the hell is going on, tests the limits of their intestinal fortitude, and still somehow manages to slip something almost undetected into the mix that allows some of the snobbish cinema elite to pick up what it’s dropping.
It hit Sundance like a grenade and managed to garner some shockingly good reviews from mainstream press. My favorite probably comes from The Guardian: “The relentless monstrosity of a film is rife with fetishized cellulite, disgusting food and firehose penises. It’s not for everyone – but perhaps it should be.”
And now San Diego will have its premiere screening of The Greasy Strangler as the closing night film of Horrible Imaginings! Horror? Maybe some horrific things, but if you want to talk some imaginings that are horrible, The Greasy Strangler has you covered. It delights in its filthy repugnance, and we love it all the more for it! Think Pink Flamingos for modern audiences.
Cast: Sky Elobar, Michael St. Michaels, Elizabeth De Razzo, Joe Walters, Gil Gex
Cinematographer: Mårten Tedin
Music: Andrew Hung
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