Directed by Phillip Brophy (1993)
Reviewed by Stevie-poo. Appease my mighty ass-nut!, added on Jul 27 2006
Wow. What a crappy movie.
Here’s what passes for a plot in this film. A pharmaceutical company has released free samples of a new dietary supplement into a small community. The supplement has strange effects on people. These effects include but are not limited to melting face, exploding head, exploding penis, sentient predatory snot, tentacled monsters growing out of your neck and in one case involving a pregnant woman, an angry placenta exploding out of her stomach and forcing its way down her husband’s throat. You’re probably getting a strong gore vibe from this film. Which is good because some interesting gore is about all this movie has going for it.
The story is actually a blend of several short stories linked together by the drug, a pair of cops, and an inability to be very entertaining. The stories however are very varied but still fail to make much sense. One involves a man trying to warm the community of the drugs effects. He also knows that drinking dish washing liquid slows the effects of the drug but after this fact is first brought up in the movie no mention of it is ever made again. Other stories involve a family vacationing at a spa where the drug is being produced, a couple dealing with the drug’s effects and a pregnancy, and J. Random Company Man experiencing hallucinations about a girl whose appearance changes randomly from a semi-attractive model type to a bruised and battered trailer park wife. My favorite story however is about two brothers who stumble upon what I believe is the Australian equivalent of the crazy rapist people from Deliverance. The brothers in the Australian Deliverance family kill kangaroos by throwing rocks at them. Then they cut out the animal’s adrenal gland and eat it to get high. The daughter in this family seems to take great pleasure in “pole-fucking” one of the brothers bloody with the handle of a farm tool. Just take a minute to think about that.
The movie’s main flaw stems from the fact that it’s just too hard to make any sense out of. This is because the stories aren’t told in any specific order. You get five minutes of one story followed by five minutes or so of all the other stories and by the time you get back to the first your only thought is, “who the hell is this guy and why am I still watching this movie?” Ultimately this movies fails on all fronts save gore. If for some strange reason you still feel compelled to see it, I hope it’s a free pirated copy. Please don’t waste money on this.