Reviews Review: ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Performances are Deliberately Stiff Published 2 years ago on February 25, 2017 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet The Greasy Strangler. Ok… Where to start with this one? It has to be the most bizarre film made in at least a decade. Imagine if John Waters directed Napoleon Dynamite with a little help from Taika Waititi. Michael St Michaels is Ronnie, a grease obsessed father who runs a fraudulent disco walking tour with his virginal middle aged son Brayden (Sky Elobar). They end up fighting for the affection of Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) and in the process we’re treated to several uncomfortable sex scenes complete with grimly detailed prosthetic genitals. Between the Happiness inspired, cringe inducing scenes of intercourse and comedy routines based on repetitive dialogue we discover Ronnie moonlights as the Greasy Strangler, a naked oil covered serial killer who stalks the night, killing those who have annoyed him during the day. The murders have the same absurd violence as in Basket Case 3. Despite the build up of vulgarity and depravity we’re never really treated to the gross out final act we’re promised. Instead the last few minutes devolve into surrealism in a disappointingly lazy way. The Greasy Strangler isn’t for everyone. Some will find the comedy of repetition tedious and the electro chipmunk soundtrack will either engage or grate on your brain. The self aware performances are deliberately stiff and awkward for the sake of humour in a very Lynchian way. The actors literally bare all, allowing their bodies to become grotesque punchlines for the frequent vile fart and sex jokes which dare the audience to laugh while they gag. I for one consider it oddly refreshing, like the wave of relief that comes straight after vomiting. It’s hard to think of a more original film from last year. Certainly one of 2016’s best. It will haunt me (in a good way) for the foreseeable future. Related Topics:Elizabeth De RazzoJim HoskingMichael St. MichaelsSky ElobarThe Greasy Strangler Up Next Review: 3 Dead Trick or Treaters is an Impressively Professional Film Don't Miss Review: Wolf House Shares Stylistic Similarities With REC and The Descent Advertisement You may like New DVD And Blu-Ray (UK) Horror Releases For: October 10th, (2016) New Poster For Jim Hosking’s ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Is A Family Portrait Brand New Image Of Jim Hosking’s ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Becomes A Total Mutation New Trailer: Jim Hosking’s ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Will Have You In Stitches Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News1 day ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News2 days ago Linda Hamilton Walks Alone in New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Poster; Trailer Drops Thursday! Reviews2 days ago Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Manages to Convey a Very Creepy and Foreboding Atmosphere Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Warner Bros. Releasing Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June Music2 days ago Kerrang Magazine Shares New Images of Corey Taylor’s New Mask Created by Tom Savini! News3 days ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News4 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Image Reveals a Closer Look at Chucky’s Face News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image News4 weeks ago Sigourney Weaver Has Reportedly Joined Jason Reitman’s New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie News1 day ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News4 days ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ News1 week ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News1 week ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ News2 weeks ago Horror Icon Linnea Quigley Takes on Clowns in the Official Trailer for ‘Clownado’ Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!