A teenage boy becomes increasingly alienated from his parents
and sister as a catalogue of outlandish events take place
around him. There is constant talk about the 'society' and
everything appears to be leading up to the mayor's bash, a
function that his sister is mysteriously being groomed for.There
are some unsettling glimpses of unnaturally-jointed bodies,
which instantly revert to normality when he looks more closely,
and he overhears some conversations hinting at bizarre sexual
acts. The only way to get to the bottom of the situation seems
to be to infiltrate the party, but little does he know he's
intended as the mayor's very special guest...
first saw this film on late night television several years
ago and all I remembered about it was the main party scene
- which is weird to say the very least. Nothing very significant
happens plot-wise; instead everything is geared towards the
set-piece conclusion comprised of make-up effects which make
the Society characters look as though they are melting into
one another. Although these prosthetics are effective, there's
little drive or tension to actually make you care about what's
happening on the screen, especially when the acting performances
are so bland too.
are a number of plot inconsistencies as well, or at the very
least unexplained actions. Primarily, why did the protagonist's
false family and the local community in general allow him
to live among them for so many years as a normal human? What
is the Society's purpose, except to create a muddy puddle
of entwined bodies at one of their parties? Why is the key
character so popular in some quarters, when he's practically
bullied in others? There's no consistency here whatsoever.
Even the story just stops, rather than reaching any proper
conclusion either way. The boy simply opens the mayor's front
door and walks away.
only exists for one scene, and never aspires above mediocrity.