Reviews Review: ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Performances are Deliberately Stiff Published 3 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 Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Nucleus Films Releasing ‘Death Ship’ Extended Special Edition Blu-Ray in the UK This July Editorials2 days ago Bruce Markusen Looks Back at Six Horror Films from (1980) News4 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News4 days ago Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Reboot in Very Active Development at Blumhouse Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago ‘The Invisible Man’ Getting Uncut 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June News3 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News4 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Watch Party With Jamie Lee Curtis and More Taking Place This Saturday Music2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Update: David Gordon Green Provides More Details During Twitter Watch Party News3 weeks ago Another Official Still from ‘Terrifier 2’ Shows a Bloody Art the Clown Videos3 weeks ago [Video] Watch Tommy Lee Wallace Convert a Captain Kirk Mask into Michael Myers! News2 months ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 months ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 months ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 months ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!