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Society (1989)




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Blood, gore and violence abounds when a wealthy Beverly Hills teen learns the awful truth about his family after undergoing weeks of paranoid psychological torment.

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Critic Reviews for Society

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

One of those alarming accomplishments that simply has to be seen to be believed, Brian Yuzna's inspired Society is biting social satire

October 27, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Having worked on several "body horror" pictures leading up to this directorial debut, Yuzna handles himself admirably in a hilariously grotesque blend of comedy and scares.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It is disgusting but beautiful, it's a twisted peculiar 1980s gem.

August 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Might be too ambitious for a teen horror pic, but it grabs your attention.

April 3, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Society" is a poorly written, but ultra gory horror story made in 1989 by "Re-Animator" producer Brian Yuzna. But, don't go thinking this is a guilty pleasure. "Re-Animator" was a vastly superior film.

June 26, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Putting a fist up America's hidden dynastic structures & pulling them inside out so that the terrible things underneath are revealed for all to see, Society is a veritable orgy of influences assimilated into something singular & entirely sui generis.

June 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Society

With a protagonist that is most of the time irritatingly dumb and a repetitious plot that cannot come up with anything more interesting than a silly (and very obvious) attack on high society, this is a lame horror movie that turns into a complete mess in its gory third act.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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A weird but enjoyable tale that pokes fun at the inner circles of the rich elite of the Beverly Hills community. The less you know about this one the better but it's a film that's worth a watch at least once. Special mention also to make-up effects artist Screaming Mad George for his creative and grotesque work. Make sure you finish what you're eating well before the end!

Lee ?
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

Obvious plotting... obvious plotting... obvious plotting... well BOY HOWDY look at that.

Steve K
Steve K

Super Reviewer

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