When you craft a motion picture boasting a glorious title like The Greasy Strangler, expectations are high for your film to deliver on that promise. You can’t tease something like a strangler of noted greasiness only to pull a bait-and-switch with an indie dramedy about siblings reconnecting at a pet store. WE WANT OUR STRANGLERS AND WE NEED THEM TO BE AS GREASY AS ADVERTISED! Blessedly, the NSFW trailer for Jim Hosking‘s new film not only provides a greasy strangler, but also an avalanche of batsh*t crazy, bonkers, bananacakes goodies too.
Hosking’s latest horror creation (you may know his “G is for Grandad” segment from ABCs of Death 2) appears to be unapologetically demented and gleefully dragging poo across the carpet of good taste. Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision is one of the producing forces behind this Sundance premiered oddity, a film that could leave Swiss Army Man looking like a Merchant Ivory joint. If you’re having a bit of trouble sorting out the plot in this whirlwind of eye pops, bodily fluids and face decimating, here’s what The Greasy Strangler has as its focus:
The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’
Ideally, the movie will explain how Ronnie (played by Michael St. Michaels) has such glorious hair. Is being a greasy strangler what gives him those marvelous locks? The answer will hopefully be revealed on October 7 when The Greasy Strangler hits select theaters and VOD. Bring the grandparents!