Body Melt details
|Starring:||Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith, Vince Gil|
|Run time:||1 hour 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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Does exactly what it says on the tin.By NICKI BREWSTER from cornwall , 12 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]What more can be said about this movie but Ian smith. You may not be aware of who he is, hes famous for playing the bumbling jelly belly Harold Bishop in neighbours. The film is essentially an Australian version of the famous low budget Troma films. Jelly belly has been testing a new drug on the poor inhabitants of Townsville with obvious side effects e.g. body melting. The special effects come from the bad taste school of cheap and cheerful. With people melting and a bizarre inbred family this movie is no its a wonderful life. But if youre bored and have a spare hour and a half you could do worse than this curio from down under.
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An exploding erection!!!!By Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 13 Feb 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideEarly David Cronenberg is clearly an influence on this deliriously enjoyable Aussie spoof horror film, which starts quite poorly (the plot takes a while to coalesce, some of the cast are distinctly second-rate), but then begins to build a really impressive head of steam. The narrative has the residents of new-build Pebble Court being used as unknowing guinea pigs by a mad scientist and his marketing sidekick for some vitamin pills they have developed. Alas, taking the pills has alarming consequences. The director has great fun throwing bodily functions and excreta at the audience (the man who drowns in his own snot is really quite upsetting, whichever way you look at it), as well as mocking soap opera and even introducing his own inbred psycho family. Watch at your peril, but, if you think you like the sound of it, you probably will: it's a picture which deserves a cult following.
It's so bad...By TomJepson (30 reviews) from Nottingham , 17 Jan 2008...that it's actually bad! HA!
For an Ausie splatter flick that is quite obviously riding on the coattails of Peter Jackson's early work, it's not actually that bad. The acting is poor, and the perma-techno home-keyboard-demo soundtrack is just appauling. However, the effects are grim enough to be appealing, and the premise (as daft as it is) is quite fun
Watch it for a giggle with some buddies, if only to go 'EW!' when the Doctor's head melts...
Harold Bishop as a nasty b@stard hahahahahahahaBy creep (58 reviews) from London , 28 Sep 2007For that alone it's worth a watch, but apart from that and a killer plasenta there isn't really much to write home about.
It's apparently a 'melt movie' (self explanatery ahoy), which is a little sub section of horrors that never really caught on as far as I can see 9mainly due to everyone I've seen being rther poor). And now everythings going tourture pornography I can't see such blatant gore explotations poping up again.
Waste of timeBy Cole Trickle from Reading , 16 Aug 2007DO not touch this film, there is no story, no gore and no reason to watch it. I remember seeing pictures of this movie as a kid thinking it looked wicked, boy was I wrong.
You'd think with a title such a Body Melt there would be plenty of sick melting moments, there isn't. All I need to be happy is a good story or a bucket of gore and blood and I was not happy after this film. Stick to Bad Taste, Briandead or Evil Dead for great gore films.
One of my favourite movies!By hydra9 (4 reviews) from Poole , 19 Jan 2007Who am I? I'm a horror fan, a sci-fan fan. I loved Peter Jackson's early horror/comedies, the old Cronenberg gorefests... Re-Animator was pretty good but a little disappointing. Basket Case was great. Okay... I love this movie. It clearly owes a lot to Peter Jackson/Sam Raimi's early flicks, but it definitely has enough style and character of its own. It has excellent gore, all kinds of scenes of human bodies turning into slimy meltdowns and gross mutations. It has experimental drugs, evil doctors, tripped-out sequences, a great home-brewed cheap techno soundtrack, visual flair, hilarious satire on suburban living and fitness fanatics, body-builders who are addicted to steroids... Not *all* of the humour works, and the tone of the film varies (It's quite dark in places). But I'm serious - This is one of my favourite films. I watched it again recently and there's entertainment in every scene. Sure, it's kinda 'out there' and some scenes don't have a lot to do with the main plot. But if you like your films fast, fun, in your face and splattered with red sauce... This ought to do it. What's that you say? Harold? Yes, he's in it, along with Toby Mangel (hilarious!) and a few other Aussie soap actors. He actually does a really good job. And he says the 'f' word. BOTTOM LINE: If you're like me, you'll like this. if you're not like me, maybe you won't. The friend I watched it with the other day just kept saying 'What?!' in disbelief about every two minutes.