Director: Jim Hosking
Writer/s: Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking
Starring: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, and more.
Requested Review from Mick Malone and Grant Schuessler!
“Three words: Needs more grease.” – Jason Sealy
“This film needs to be shown in every film class.” – Grant Schuessler
“I was baffled on my first watch.” – Mick Malone
Quite the accolades, huh? I approached this request as blind as I could at the recommendation by Grant and Mick. I expected bad and I expected lower than low quality but I still was not prepared with what I witnessed with “The Greasy Strangler”. Never heard of it? As it should be. I even regret doing this review at the risk of one of my readers thinking, “Oh, how bad can it truly be?” then actually watching this. Well, if that happens, good luck. For the rest of you that may read this, all I can hope for is that this review is a deterrent rather than a prompt to watch. I already feel bad for bringing this title to the light so people have even heard of it. So, might as well get to it. Here is the Oberrating for “The Greasy Strangler”!
“Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.”
There is virtually no critical analysis I can deliver for “The Greasy Strangler”. This is not a B movie, it is lower than B. I can not even give it a “cult classic in the making” status because it is just… stupid. I wish I could use a better word or sound smarter but it is plain stupid. It is disgusting, foolish, and cringe-worthy. If I would want to compare it to a film, sure, maybe I would place it on the same scale as “The Toxic Avenger”. Although with “The Toxic Avenger” I somehow got humor out of it unlike this film. It was the longest hour and a half of my life. The dialogue is an atrocity that I do not wish to remember. The performances are horrendous. Now, I know everyone involved in this film clearly knows exactly what the film is supposed to be. However, from my perspective this is a film that simply should not have been made. It caters to a minute demographic and if you fall into this demographic, hell, enjoy it. I am glad you have a film to love. To everyone outside the demographic, this is not a film for you and again, I hope this review does not prompt you to even give it a chance.
My friends were not wrong when they said “The Greasy Strangler” was going to be an experience unlike any other. They were absolutely right. I can not recall a time a film made me retch and regret eating just an hour before I viewed the film. The sooner I can forget this experience, the better. Safe to say that this is a “one and done” outing for me and I hope the remainder of you will be a “none and done”.
This movie is one big “bullshit artist”.