The Greasy Strangler trailer

Swiss Army Man made a lot of headlines for sparking walkouts at Sundance, but as the generally positive reviews for that one showed, plenty of critics were won over by Daniel Radcliffe’s farting corpse. No, in my experience, the film at this year’s festival that really repulsed people was The Greasy StranglerJim Hosking‘s midnight horror comedy centers on a schlubby middle-aged man (Sky Elobar) and his mean old dad (Michael St. Michaels) who, unbeknownst to his son, likes to slather himself in lard and go on killing sprees. Elizabeth De Razzo also stars, as the son’s love interest.

The Greasy Strangler has drawn comparisons to Tim & Eric, John Waters, and Harmony Korine, among others, which should tell you right off the bat that this is not a movie for everyone. But if you’re a fan of the gross and outré, you can check out the first Greasy Strangler trailer below. Be warned that despite the cheerful pink rating card and the friendly-looking G, this video is strictly NSFWRead More »

The Greasy Strangler Trailer

For every film festival movie that hits all the expected cliches, whether it’s troubled romance, coming-of-age, or dysfunctional families, there’s always one movie that goes against the grain of everything. And that’s where The Greasy Strangler comes into play.

From The ABCs of Death 2 segment director Jim Hosking comes a positively nuts feature film debut that feels like the insanity of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim turned up to 11 and made even more gross and revolting. Honestly, I have no idea what’s going on in this movie or why, and that’s probably why I’ll end up watching it.

See The Greasy Strangler teaser trailer after the jump, but beware, it’s NSFW due to nudity. Read More »