FREAKED
1993, 20th Century Fox, 80 min, USA, Dir: Alex Winter, Tom Stern

The only film to feature Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, Mr. T, Brooke Shields, William Sadler, Bobcat Goldthwait, Morgan Fairchild, Gibby Haynes, Keanu Reeves and the skeleton of Paul Lynde! Winter and Tom Stern helm this hilarious, politically incorrect, sci-fi cult classic about an evil company’s spokesperson visiting a toxic mutant farm created from the company’s own chemical, Zygrot 24. Incredible and disgusting makeup effects by Screaming Mad George and a completely over-the-top performance by Quaid.


THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART III
1998, Bleeding Lights Film Group, 87 min, USA, Dir: Penelope Spheeris

Like her two previous DECLINE films, Part III showcases aggro bands such as Final Conflict and Naked Aggression. But like SUBURBIA, it’s also a teen odyssey, this time through the back alleys of Hollywood, turf inhabited by a new breed of homeless “gutter punks.” Astonishingly, what emerges from behind these kids’ boastful tales of drugs and debauchery is an achingly poignant vision of intelligent, talented youth consigned to the scrap heap by abusive parents and an obsessively conformist society.


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