Body Melt

Body Melt

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Director: Philip Brophy

Cast: Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith

     
 

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The owner of a posh Australian health clinic uses the residents of a small suburban community named Pebble Court as a test market for some revolutionary new vitamin supplements. Unbeknownst to the locals, the pills have some particularly unpleasant side effects, as illustrated by the messy death of her boyfriend after he discovers the truth and is given a lethal dose.

Overview

The owner of a posh Australian health clinic uses the residents of a small suburban community named Pebble Court as a test market for some revolutionary new vitamin supplements. Unbeknownst to the locals, the pills have some particularly unpleasant side effects, as illustrated by the messy death of her boyfriend after he discovers the truth and is given a lethal dose. Before long, the locals are beginning to mutate, melt, explode, or turn into deformed psychopathic monsters. As Pebble Court becomes a miniature apocalypse, a pair of detectives plod their way through one bloody massacre after another before finally stumbling onto the diabolical Dr. Carrera (Ian Smith), inventor of the lethal vitamins and numerous other medical disasters. The odd, disjointed and episodic feel of this film is due to the script being assembled out of four separate stories by director/co-writer Philip Brophy. Without a solid framing story or sympathetic lead to give them cohesion (aside from the obvious premise that Carrera's drugs are not particularly healthy), the disparate vignettes fall apart faster than the doctor's victims. That said, there is enough wry humor, frantic pacing and boisterous gore effects to sustain horror audiences' interest for the abbreviated running time.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2003
UPC:
0658769342031
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vanguard Cinema
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:21:00

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gerard Kennedy Det. Sam Phillips
Andrew Daddo Johnno
Ian Smith Dr. Carrera
Regina Gaigalas Shaan
William McInnes Paul Matthews
Brett Climo Brian Rand
Adrian Wright Thompson Noble
Lance Anderson Patrol Cop #2
Lesley Baker Mack
Amanda Douge Elloise Noble
Graham Dow Doctor
Tommy Dysart Sergeant
Robert Simper Ryan
Bill Young Willie
Vince Gil Pud

Technical Credits
Philip Brophy Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Ray Argall Cinematographer
Bill Murphy Editor
Anna Borghesi Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Scharf Producer

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Body Melt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome low-budget Australian horror/splatter movie! Highly entertaining, gory and weird.