It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night. The hot dog vendor is played by Mel Kohl, and while Hosking loves that his nose looks like a penis the film’s producers wanted to cut him out “because they couldn’t stand his acting.”, https://medium.com/media/bab73d390e1a3680e691a7cf3a9442ea/href. Takedown Policy.
Ronnie allows Brayden to live with him on the condition that Brayden prepares excessively greasy food for him. That’s an ass double for the scene where Janet sings “Hootie tootie disco cutie!” and parts her butt cheeks. 6.
11. One night, Brayden professes his love to Janet. , Jordan Hoffman, film critic of the British newspaper The Guardian, described the film as "the relentless monstrosity of a film is rife with fetishized cellulite, disgusting food and firehose penises. The Greasy Strangler may share many of Waters's favorite transgressions, but its approach to the material is far less organic, resulting in a grosser-than-gross endurance test. I laughed once right at the start, smiled a couple of times shortly afterwards, then sat, stony faced for the remaining time, and was hoping it would end at least 15 minutes before it did. They’re all worthwhile for fans of the film (despite some rough audio at times), but the highlights are definitely Michaels for his character, De Razzo for her honesty, and Alamo Drafthouse alum Zack Carlson for his laughs and insight. It’s not for everyone – but perhaps it should be", in a four-star review. Ronnie is a pathological liar who fabricates stories about disco groups like the Bee Gees. Support local, independent media with a one-time or recurring contribution. Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary track for…, Commentators: Jim Hosking (director/co-writer), Michael St. Michaels (actor), Sky Elobar (actor). Big Ronnie runs a disco-themed walking location tour in his town, alongside his son Big Brayden. An Interview with Tim from Tim and Eric. While this sometimes results in an indelible moment—an out-of-nowhere spotlight dance is unexpectedly, weirdly lovely—it also makes you realize just how hard it must be to keep coming up with new ways to trip the gag reflex of the viewers. Janet replies that Brayden can stay at her residence, and Ronnie covers himself in grease, slaps Brayden, and drags Janet out of the house with him. They say you can’t intentionally make a cult film, but you can certainly try. Brayden and Janet have sex, and the next morning, Ronnie attempts to seduce her. Ronnie overhears this before going to the car wash to strangle and decapitate Paul. Geboten wird eine gerne surreale Bilderflut an Geschmacklosigkeiten, die …
I’m a Cheesy Cornball [7:54] – Sky Elobar, looking about forty pounds lighter, discusses the experience of working on the film and wearing those outfits.
One night, Ronnie strangles a hot dog vendor he had gotten in an argument with earlier, causing his eyes to pop out of his head, which Ronnie cooks and eats.
He likes movies. Hosking’s favorite sequence is the bit where Ronnie is walking and begins dancing when the spotlight hits him.
"Rob is great. " On Metacritic, the film has a 58 out of 100 rating, based on 13 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". The Blu-ray available via Amazon (linked above) is a BD-R, so be aware that while it does include the commentary and interviews it’s a manufactured-on-demand disc. Directed by Jim Hosking.
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, The Greasy Strangler won Best Comedy at The Empire Magazine Film Awards 2017. Hosking apparently spent a couple minutes positioning the fake penis before realizing he had been fondling Michaels’ real one. The Greasy Strangler tries very, very hard, and the result is a film that’s as unique as it is odd.
Director Jim Hosking's feature debut owes a significant debt to the Adult Swim/Tim and Eric house style, being full to bursting with ironic close-ups of strange people repeating nonsense phrases. Michaels thinks the shot of him mooning the tourists is held too long. 14. “It’s like Singing in the Rain,” says Michaels. That night, Janet declares her mutual love for Brayden, and they decide to get married. When he finds himself jealous of his son's (Sky Elobar) new girlfriend (Elizabeth De Razzo), it leads, logically enough, to eyeball gobbling, naked jaunts through the car wash, and plenty of other stuff too yechy to print. ", 10 Terrifying and Twisted Horror Movie Road Trips to Hell, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Makes Chess Exciting Again, Gazing into ‘The Beyond’: Lucio Fulci’s Cosmic Horror Masterpiece, How Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Differs from Alfred Hitchcock’s Award-Winning Version, ‘Dracula Motherf**ker’ Redefines the Monster and Demands Adaptation, 21 Things We Learned from ‘The Descent’ Commentary, Why Clarice Starling is Such a Compelling Thriller Character, 10 Best Japanese Horror Movies From the Terrifying to the Weird, ‘Another Round’ Can’t Escape Its Own Hangover. 800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98134, Contact The Greasy Strangler may share many of Waters's favorite transgressions, but its approach to the material is far less organic, resulting in a grosser-than-gross endurance test.
The film stars Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex, Abdoulaye NGom and Holland MacFallister.
Ronnie asserts that Brayden drove his mother away, though Brayden says that she left Ronnie for a man named Ricky Prickles.
10. The next day, on a beach, Ronnie reveals that he cares for Brayden, despite his annoyance with him. | Hosking acknowledges that most people find the food shots disgusting, but he for one thinks that sausage looks delicious.
There’s no getting around the film’s intentionally offensive and off-putting nature as it’s a badge it wears proudly from beginning to end. The plot follows a man (the genuinely alarming Michael St. Michaels) who, when he's not consuming the most disgusting food in existence, enjoys occasionally covering himself head-to-toe with goo and strangling townsfolk. , The Greasy Strangler won The Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards 2017. He couldn’t understand the waiter’s pronunciation of “potato.”, 9.
https://medium.com/media/6a30c16ea26a2576d8f109927451d231/href.  The film was released on October 7, 2016, by FilmRise. Some scenes feel a bit forced and stretched-out in their weirdness, but it never pretends to be anything beyond what it is. , The film received mixed reviews from critics. The Greasy Effect [3:48] – Hoskins talks about the film’s special effects. The next morning, Brayden calls a detective named Jody and reports that Ronnie may be the Greasy Strangler.
The Greasy Strangler tries very, very hard, and the result is a film that’s as unique as it is odd. How Do You Keep the Diarrhea Jokes Fresh?
Brayden covers himself in grease as well, and follows Ronnie and Janet to a movie theatre, where Ronnie is strangling her. Brayden aspires to be a space fantasy author. The charms of "The Greasy Strangler," such as they are, are only interesting if you like weird movies that rub their weirdness in your face. An early reader of the script was excited to learn the various disco-related details covered on Ronnie and Braydon’s tours. Hosking received producer notes suggesting there were “one too many farts in the film.”. Sign up for the latest news and to win free tickets to events, The easiest way to find Seattle's best events, All contents © Index Newspapers LLC Judge Doug North, a Proponent of Diverting Non-Violent First-Time Offenders into Treatment Programs, is Endorsed by The Stranger. | Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden.
Thank you and we are truly grateful for your support. Und die Skala endet nicht bei Big Ronnies überdimensioniertem Gummi-Penis mit ungesund … Greasy Strangler, The (Greasy Down Under Deluxe Edition). The commentary offers some fun anecdotes and insights, and aside from a few questionable jokes – that Hosking quickly shuts down – the trio stay on point in their thoughts on the production. The Greasy Strangler - "review"/rant, but with a broader question I went to see the Greasy Strangler last night in Edinburgh at the Cameo and hated it.
13. , James Franco wrote an article about The Greasy Strangler for his 'James Franco's Movie Column' in Indiewire: "Fake Penises Aren’t the Only Funny Thing About ‘The Greasy Strangler’." The film was released on October 7, 2016 by FilmRise.
Help us reach our goal of 1,500 new contributors by the end of fall! Too often, the camera just gives up and leers at what seems to be a never-ending cascade of man-boobs and way-too-form-fitting briefs. Brayden strangles Janet instead, causing her eyes to pop out of her head, which both he and Ronnie consume. To steal a line from Mystery Science Theater 3000, every frame looks like someone's Last Known Photo. “But that’s the way Indian people do it,” says Elobar before Hosking adds “I really wouldn’t encourage that kind of generalization.”, 8. 17. “Well it’s deliberately long,” says Hosking. , Peter Bradshaw, film critic of the British newspaper The Guardian, described the film as providing "uncompromising yuckiness" as well as laughs, in a three-star review. The Greasy Strangler erkundet vor diesem Rohbau einer Handlung aus einer Dreiecksbeziehung mit einem Serienmörder die untersten Tiefenschichten eines extremen, pubertären Pimmel-Humors. Hosking found Janet’s merkin to be too excessively large at first, “but the more I watch it the more I like how it’s thick and luxurious.”, 21. Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie [13:02] – Elizabeth De Razzo describes her character as “slutty Velma from Scooby Doo meets Orphan Annie but perved up.”.