Saturday, 16 April 2011

Street Trash ( 1987)

Written by Happywax on april 16 2011
 Rating 7/12 out of 10
 Director  -  Jim Muro

 Mike Lackey       -   Fred
 Bill Chepil            -   Bill the cop
 Jane Arakawa      -   Wendy
 Vic Noto             -    Bronsom
 Mark Sferrazza    -   Kevin

The best way to describe Street Trash is like a good Troma film, such as Frankenhooker only with Street Trash (1987) Yellow Goo of a Changed Manexcellent acting and spot on cinematography and a good script. Hard to imagine, I know… but that’s pretty much it. A bit of research on director and story writer Jim Muro revealed that he has been very active in the film business and continues to work regularly, but not as a director. This is his only directing role to date spending most of his time behind the camera or a cinematographer. This explains the visual quality of Street Trash.

 When a liquor store owner finds a case of "Viper" in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with "Bronson" a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of the junkyard they live in. This movie is loaded with memorable scenes of gore, The first bum meets his gory messy death while he's having a sip of the toxic drink while on the toilet, he immediatley begins to melt and accidently flushes himself down the toilet, (priceless). The decapitation scene at the end is one the best and most original i think I've ever scene, and ive seen alot trust me. Oh and did I mention the "Keep away scene" with the guys dick after it gets bitten off, or what about the cop who enjoys pukeing on criminals after he beats the crap out of them, hell theres even a great obscenity filled rip-off of Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" during the end credits that will have you laughing out load. This movie is a great example of how good an ultra low budget film can be, NO CGI or Speilberian FX ( Hey, i just made up a new word). Do yourself a favour and see this movie, trust me it is well worth the watch if you can find it.

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