- X 2019
The Greasy Strangler
Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C. Waller, Elijah Wood, Theo Brooks (executive), Mary Burke (executive), Tim League (executive), Ben Wheatley (executive) for SpectreVision, Drafthouse Films, Rook Films, Timpson Films, Fantastic Fest, Madman Entertainment, BFI
directed by Jim Hosking
starring Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex, Abdoulaye NGom, Holland MacFallister, Sam Dissanayake, Joe David Walters, John Yuan, Matt Yuan, Mel Kohl, Sal Koussa, Jesse Keen, Carl Solomon, Dana Haas, Darrell Keith Harris
written by Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking, music by Andrew Hung
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Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) and his son Brayden (Sky Elobar) run a
disco walking tour business, where they tell tall tales about the early
days of disco music while leading hapless tourists through the run-down
parts of town. Then Brayden falls in love with one of their customers,
Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo), and she really seems to like him back - but
dad's dead-set against it, basically because he doesn't want to share his
son with anyone. That doesn't mean though that he in any way or form would
"love" Brayden, he just really likes to bully him, and likes
Brayden to take care of him ... and then fart right into his face. And his
farts are something out of this world for sure, as he likes to eat only
extremely greasy food. Ultimately, Brayden goes out with her, but then
Ronnie insists on going out with Janet as well ... and tries to get into
her panties, but she refuses. And for a time, it seems as if Brayden and
Janet were set to be a happy couple ... until one night, Ronnie manages to
seduce her, and claim her for himself afterwards, much to the torment of
But Ronnie also has a terrible secret, when he's enraged, he
covers his whole body in grease and becomes the "Greasy
Strangler", killing those who've wronged him. Of course, Ronnie's
predilection for greasy food soon makes his son suspect him, and soon he
has gathered some evidence, too, and tells Janet - who at this point
decides to be Brayden's girlfriend again and help him in his quest to
destroy the Greasy Strangler - but then Ronnie enters the scene all
covered up in grease and kidnaps Janet. Brayden figures to defeat the
Greasy Strangler he must become a greasy strangler himself and thus jumps
into a vat of grease. All greased up, he has soon caught up with Ronnie
and Janet - but what happens next is not what you might expect ...
are those who say all stories ever have already been told - but for the
heck of it, I haven't heard of a story resembling The Greasy Strangler
before: Sure, on the outside it resembles a slasher movie, with all the
plot points firmly in place - and yet, it has an almost hypnotic
"Fuck it!"-attitude to it that really manages to capture one.
That said, the film surely isn't for everyone as it features plenty of
gross-out humour, fart jokes and the like, but what sets it apart from
your typical gross-out comedy is its very carefree approach to pretty much
everything and its willingness to go off into any direction at any time
just to weirden out its audience.
In all, most certainly something
resembling nothing you've ever seen before!