1st Movie “The Greasy Strangler” Review by Jason Minton
The Greasy Strangler – 2016
Production by: Rook Films, Drafthouse Films, BFI Film Fund, Spectrevision
Distribution by: Timpson Films
Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) is NOT The Greasy Strangler. Big Ronnie is also a bullshit artist. Big Ronnie runs the walking disco tour of L.A. with Brayden, who shits the bed. Brayden (Sky Elobar) wouldn’t exist if he hadn’t flown out of Big Ronnie’s long, juicy, prickus. The father/son tour takes customers to all the top disco spots. There’s no free drinks on the tour! When hootie tootie disco cutie Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) walks onto the disco tour scene, Big Ronnie just knows she’s going to let Brayden twattle her twat anytime he wants. If he craps the bed, she’ll just rub it on her tits. At the thought of losing Brayden, a competition ensues between father and son to claim Janet’s pussy and her heart. All the while, The Greasy Strangler is conveniently killing anyone who might be suspicious that Big Ronnie is The Greasy Strangler. If Big Ronnie really is The Greasy Strangler, Brayden will to have to kill him.
Director and co-writer Jim Hosking makes a completely unique film for his first full-length feature. This movie is officially the world’s biggest bullshit artist! The best way I can describe The Greasy Strangler is being the Napoleon Dynamite of B-Horror comedies. While multi-million dollar films fail to make you care about any of their characters, every role in this micro-budget movie is memorable.
The general consensus is, you either love it or hate it. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, ”The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Blatant nudity, over-the-top acting, childish humor and the conundrum of saying potato, The Greasy Strangler definitely doesn’t know its limits. It’s stupid and perhaps “Too much grease is bad for you” but I’m alright dying at the hands of The Greasy Strangler. I'll be watching this future cult classic for the rest of my life. There’s no greater compliment I can give a film. My only complaint is that this movie needs more grease!
5 out of 5 Headless Critics