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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Where I even start with this film?! "A Beverly Hills teen discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite." I mean, the information mentions an orgy - AN ORGY.
I feel I should start from the beginning, and not just jump straight into the orgy, probably like an orgy really. Don't want to just jump straight in in an orgy, gotta warm yourself up first and get ready or else it could end badly and a little confusing...maybe. Anyhoo, I had heard about this film a fair bit before watching it, well, I say about this film, I had really heard about certain scenes and not so much the rest of the film - oh god, everything keeps leading back to the orgy!
That last scene is what I had heard about for years, and not just heard, I had seen shots of it - but I didn't actually know the name of the film it turned out until now. Who'd have thunk?!
Society is a very weird film, dad walked in half way through it, caught a bit, and said how weird it looked and how bad it sounded... He is not wrong about it being weird, but, the funny thing is, out of the three films I watched all in one go, this actually was my favourite out of the lot.
I was very weirded out by the whole film, even before THAT scene, the film is weird and I found myself pulling very confused faces throughout it, but I was very intrigued by it. The characters are all very bizarre, apart from, obviously, the main character and his friend, and this is obviously on purpose. From the start, most people are weird, Bill's sisters ex boyfriend keeps sneaking into their house, muttering how he has to tell them things, then the sister is super damn close to the parents - as in semi naked back massage close. And then not only that, people start leaking, literally leaking down their backs this thick clear mucus stuff - by this point, I'm wanting to know what the hell is going on, I'm into it.
Skip a whole load of Bill being like Columbo, and we come to the end - I don't want to give too much away as things happen that I don't want to ruin, so I will just go to the end without adding in any spoilers. And by the end, I mean, THAT scene. Yes folks, we are back to the orgy.
I definitely feel like I am not the only person who only really watched this film because they had heard of or seen photos of the orgy scene. Let me tell you right now, that scene does not disappoint! (Does not disappoint if you wanted one of the weirdest scenes you have ever seen in your life was what I meant...). Everyone is semi naked, most of the town is in on it, and that's even before the sexy time starts... As the sexy time starts, there is a lot of sucking skin, and not in that way, skin is sucked and mouths are stretched into long beaks, and that damn clear mucus is back. But not just a little now, like a flood of it, everyone is covered in this clear slime, and everyone is sucking skin, and digging fingers into now very soft and mould-able skin. The lighting in this scene is also a killer for the eyes, it's all green and red shades and just looks like you have the colour dial on your tele turned too high. Genuinely I could see it on my eyelids when I looked away.
After all this Bill then talks to his dad, normal as anything right? Wrong. His dad is literally a butt, literally, his face is in a bum and is just talking like normal - turns out within this orgy, this is a common thing as no one is batting an eyelid and everyone is having a whale of a time. Almost makes you want to join in, almost...
Overall, Society is something else, something else entirely. It's very weird and you will never see anything like it again. I can't say it's that good a film if I am honest, it's more like a one hit wonder, kind of a film you want to see as you've heard so much about - but one viewing is enough. It was probably my favourite film of the day, but as I said, I wouldn't rush back to watch it. Apart from to show people that orgy scene, already done that a few times... Sent photos to people and everything as it is a very hard scene to describe... No pun intended.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..