PLOT: A liquor store inadvertently sells poisonous booze to the homeless, which winds up melting them to puddles of goo.
If the movie stuck to that above plot line, this movie would have been pretty decent. They have some cool death scenes and really go over-the-top with it, much like a Troma movie would do, or the earlier reviewed film Body Melt. Instead, this movie gets obsessed with an uninteresting look at the dichotomy of the population of a junkyard and awful things they do besides just melt. All I want is a goddamn movie where the whole point is the melting. Is that too much to ask?
The plot revolves around a couple of brothers that live in the junkyard, as well as the other stereotypes that live there and seems very unconcerned with a fair depiction of the homeless population. They’re all a bunch of drunks, rapists, and more or less brain-dead individuals that are only looking for their next bottle of booze. The booze is often procured at a local liquor store, one that just found an ancient case of some mystery liquor that they sell cheap to the homeless. Unfortunately, the booze melts anyone that drinks it.
This film is a gross-out movie similar to anything you’d find in a Troma movie, but somehow doesn’t even have that low bar of charm that usually goes with a Lloyd Kaufman production. It’s interesting that this movie features a director that never directed another film and a number of actors with this as their only credit. This movie is pretty much trash, and while the melting scenes are very well done, you just don’t come away feeling good about anything else.
I’ll give this film one thing: the melting scenes are pretty top notch. It doesn’t seem to follow any rules, though. Like, each death scene has the booze affecting people in different ways, but overall, they did a nice job with the special effects.
Gore Rating: 5 out of 5
No. This is the blackest of comedies, with attention directed towards offending.
Scare Rating: 0 out of 5
Plenty of nudity in this one, but most of it borders on assault, which is sort of unnecessary to say the least. We also get a long scene of the homeless guys playing keep away with a severed penis. And they don’t shy away from it. There’s even full frontal male and female nudity.
Sex/Nudity Rating: 5 out of 5
This is not a good movie. They are able to do some pretty cool practical effects, but the acting is bad, the characters are gross, and it has more going on in it than necessary. Just tell me a story of a guy accidentally selling booze to people that are melting as a result. That’s all I needed from this movie. Not a side story about Vietnam or a mob boss’s girlfriend being gang-raped and murdered. Just some good splatter. And if possible, Have Dick Miller star as the liquor store owner.