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Old 09-29-20, 11:43 PM
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"Street Trash" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge



Street Trash (1987)


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Old 09-30-20, 02:13 AM
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Re: "Street Trash" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

I feel a bit pained that this movie was selected and I am not sponsoring it. Also I have always loved this mondo print for this title:



It came out back when you had a few months to decide if you wanted a mondo print, still waited too long.
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Old 10-02-20, 11:42 PM
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The Synapse blu-ray looks really nice. Strange mix of hobo 'slice of life' comedy and epic special effects. It makes one wonder why more movies don't go for the gusto and have fun with random body melting or other over the top neon gore... or even why Street Trash itself didn't offer more of the goods because it really stalls so much in the middle and the odd humor only takes it so far. Trim 30 minutes, melt more bodies, or go home. The junkyard hobo community is a cool slum underdog theme but it feels like it 'stopped at 68 and owes us one' rather than going all the way with the Viper gore we came for. Aimless to a fault but with some of the coolest effects ever.

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Old 10-15-20, 01:03 PM
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I listened to the Writer Producer Track on this one and here is my review from the list thread:

53.) Commentary For Street Trash (1987) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Finally upgrading my old sci-fi convention bootleg of this title (purchased before it was available on disc) and wow does it look amazing. Dare I say even beautiful, I have never seen the colors look like this before. Having seen the movie quite a few times I opted for the Writer/Producer commentary and it turned out to be a very good track. It's weird to hear someone talk so seriously about Street Trash as it has been a topic of conversation for me for years across multiple friend groups. The writer/producer in question is the same guy that did Documentary of the Dead, thankfully his pacing is greatly improved but also he has a wealth of knowledge he brings to this audio commentary, every thing from those fun behind the scenes stores to alternate casts, planned sequels, foreign releases of the film, the guy is a Street Trash Encyclopedia. Great track and excuse for watching this film again. Also thank you to Trevor for picking this for today's subset and giving me that kick to finally go legit with this title.

(4 out of 5)
Think I might just listen to the other commentary next.
Old 10-15-20, 04:46 PM
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Think I might just listen to the other commentary next.
Recommend others skip, it's just the director telegraphing what is happening on screen. Check out the bit after the closing title though.



Edit: And I just realized that today isn't Street Trash day, it's Spookies day. Guess I'll watch the Retrospective here in a few days.

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I love this fucking movie. I will agree it drags a bit in the middle, but the ridiculousness of it makes it worthwhile. I will say I hate the schmuck who plays the valet at the restaurant. I had to endure him twice today when I also watched Frankenhooker.
The acting is pretty horrible, but considering most of the cast haven’t done much else, it’s better than it should be.
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I had only seen this movie once before years ago, so this was a great revisit. I had forgotten some of the little moments and was surprised I forgot all about that game of keep away. Maybe I suppressed that part. Street Trash is definitely a scuzzy movie, but it has some decent humor and very memorable effects.

The movie gets your attention right out of the gate, but like others said, it drags in the middle..And then once it gets going again, it just ends. I know some people who really hate this movie, but I like it. I was going to watch the feature-length documentary about the movie but then realized it's over 2 hours. I think I'll watch it next month.
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The body melt effects in this were way cool, and I did like the ending. But the misogyny stuff and rape scenes made me want to turn it off midway through. The characters are all so unlikeable (and filthy). Not my brand of humor, I guess. I liked the lady at the dump and the smarminess of the bellhop guy.
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The body melt effects in this were way cool, and I did like the ending. But the misogyny stuff and rape scenes made me want to turn it off midway through. The characters are all so unlikeable (and filthy). Not my brand of humor, I guess. I liked the lady at the dump and the smarminess of the bellhop guy.
It's a movie, it's trying to make you feel things. You might check to the retrospective on the disc, very high participation rate by the female cast and crew of the film.

Speaking of which, bummed they couldn't find the actress who played Wendy from the movie for the 2006 doc but I see that she later was in a 2019 retrospective called 30 Years And Still Melting. Does anyone know where you can stream/buy this?
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my fourth watch. I like the interplay between the mafioso wannabe and the bellhop. The final head explosion is classic.7/10
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I like to think the protagonist is Torgo from Manos: The Hands of Fate.
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I like to think the protagonist is Torgo from Manos: The Hands of Fate.
I thought that too! Also PTSD Zach Galifianakis.
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Man, I love Street Trash. This movie just meanders from the junkyard to the liquor store and, back to the junkyard, etc. After watching this I really felt the need to take a bath! Everyone was filthy, and I just wanted to break out a washcloth and clean the smudges on all those faces. I'm always impressed by the completely awesome melting effects, but the story is just utter nonsense. The liquor store owner just finds this box of Viper in the crawlspace and puts the bottles out for sale. My kind of guy!

We watched Frankenhooker a few days ago, so it was good to see the bellhop again, but he sure was annoying at his job.
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0/10, would not recommend.

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