Friday, January 13, 2012
"If you've never seen a melt movie before.... be prepared!"
"Street Trash"! "Street Trash" is something else, man. One of the sleazier and weirder horror comedies to emerge from the 80's, "Street Trash" concerns the homeless population of New York City, and the trials and tribulations they face. Whether it's avoiding Bronson, the insane Vietnam-vet who rules over the local junkyard, or just dealing with getting their next meal, life is tough.
Unfortunately, it's made quite a bit tougher when a local liquor store clerk unearths a crate of Tenafly Viper in the walls of his establishment. He sells the stuff to the local homeless at a dollar a bottle, not realizing that one sip of the rancid booze is enough to make a man melt into a pile of technicolour ooze!
Surprisingly competent, given the subject matter, "Street Trash" is pretty damn entertaining. It's never boring, often very funny in the vein of South Park or any of the Troma films, and the melt sequences are wonderfully realized.
If you've ever wanted to see a man melt into a neon mass of screaming flesh and then flush himself down the toilet, this is the film for you.
You can check out the trailer here!