The Greasy Strangler (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Jim Hosking
Starring: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From MVD
Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
If you combined Napoleon Dynamite and some art house horror flick you’d probably get what ends up being The Greasy Strangler. This gross-out horror comedy is one of the most quotable movies you’ve seen in years and comes with one of the most bizarre and strange characters you’ve ever seen. Basically, we focus on Big Ronnie and his son Brayden. These two like to call each other “Bullshit artist” and fight over the amount of greasy Brayden is using to cook for his dad with (it is never enough). The odd due fight but all’s well until Brayden meets a woman and Big Ronnie then not only gets jealous but seems to want to steal the woman for himself. Oh, and did I tell you that Big Ronnie is the infamous “Greasy Stranger” that gets naked, covers himself in grease, and then runs around town killing people? That’s a big part of the film as well. Despite his Dad pretty much admitting it, Brayden is slow to catch on to the fact his Dad is the killer and when he starts to finally realize it what follows makes up most of the last part of the movie.
The Greasy Strangler is something on a whole other level of strange. Something you’re just not used to seeing. For many, they probably won’t get what the movie is offering up or they’ll be too turned off by the nasty stuff that often goes on. We have a lot of greasy, farts, and people walking around naked. We also have an ending that was a bit of a step-back and the ending is the only reason I’m not giving this one a perfect score. Besides that, despite all the nasty stuff and odd nature of it all, I loved The Greasy Strangler. I’ve done nothing but quote it and try to get all my friends to watch it since I saw it. For better or worse, if you want to see something you’ve never seen before, then you need to see this movie. I’m more than sure what you see on the screen will be sticking with you long after you have watched it.