The Greasy Strangler

USA | 2016 | 93 minutes | Jim Hosking

A modern masterpiece of bad taste, this grotesquely hilarious exercise in juvenile depravity and cheesy gore introduces a pair of disco tour guides whose town is terrorized by a slimy maniac who crushes skulls and eats eyeballs.

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Middle-aged, combover-topped Big Brayden (Sky Elobar, Don Verdean) and his sleazy father Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels, The Video Dead) make their money guiding gullible tourists around fabricated disco landmarks of yesteryear ("The Earth, the Wind, and the Fire lived here"). The rest of the time, Brayden and Ronnie consume grease-and oil-soaked meals, the greasier the better, and get locked into absurd loops of vulgar conversation, usually in little more than their birthday suits. Enter the voluptuous disco aficionado Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo, "Eastbound and Down"), who captures Brayden's heart and loins, only to inspire jealousy from the lecherous patriarch. All the while, Brayden and the denizens of the unnamed city are baffled as to the identity of the Greasy Strangler, a slippery and fiendish murderer covered head-to-toe in fat and oil who crushes skulls and eats eyeballs. (Ronnie. The Greasy Strangler is Big Ronnie.) The filthiest, crustiest, most flatulent and bizarre movie to play at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, The Greasy Strangler is the perfect WTF Late Nights selection, described by critics as an unholy combination of John Waters, the work of [adult swim]'s Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and Lloyd Kaufman's Troma label. Underneath its gooey exterior, though, lies a beating (if extremely warped) heart.

Director Biography
English filmmaker Jim Hosking is making his feature film debut as a director. In the past he's worked primarily as a writer and director on several shorts. His films Little Clumps of Hair (2003) and Renegades (2010) have garnered critical acclaim, with the latter shown at Sundance.

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  • Director: Jim Hosking
  • Principal Cast: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 93 minutes
  • Producer: Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller
  • Screenplay: Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking
  • Cinematographers: Mårten Tedin
  • Editors: Mark Burnett
  • Music: Andrew Hung
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: FilmRise
  • International Sales: CAA