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|The Greasy Strangler
El Estrangulador Grasiento
USA | 2016 | DCP | Color | 93minDirector: Jim Hosking
Script: Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking
Producers: Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller
Cinematography: Mårten Tedin
Sound: Armando Macias, Martin Pavey, Nikki Ruck
Music: Andrew Hung
Edited: Mark Burnett
Cast: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo
Production Companies: BFI Film Fund, Drafthouse Films, Rook Films, SpectreVision, Timpson Films
English filmmaker Jim Hosking is making his feature film debut as a director. In the past he’s worked primarily as a writer and director on several shorts. His films Little Clumps of Hair (2003) and Renegades (2010) have garnered critical acclaim, with the latter shown at Sundance.
Middle-aged, combover-topped Big Brayden (Sky Elobar, Don Verdean) and his sleazy father Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels, The Video Dead) make their money guiding gullible tourists around fabricated disco landmarks of yesteryear (“The Earth, the Wind, and the Fire lived here”). The rest of the time, Brayden and Ronnie consume grease-and oil-soaked meals, the greasier the better, and get locked into absurd loops of vulgar conversation, usually in little more than their birthday suits. Enter the voluptuous disco aficionado Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo, “Eastbound and Down”), who captures Brayden’s heart and loins, only to inspire jealousy from the lecherous patriarch. All the while, Brayden and the denizens of the unnamed city are baffled as to the identity of the Greasy Strangler, a slippery and fiendish murderer covered head-to-toe in fat and oil who crushes skulls and eats eyeballs. (Ronnie. The Greasy Strangler is Big Ronnie.)
Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival