Body Melt (1994)

Directed by Philip Brophy

Horror | Comedy

Most recently watched by sensoria, archstanton43, sleestakk


Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new ‘Body Drug’ that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Length 81 minutes


Matthew Newton | Robert Simper | Bill Young | William McInnes | Lisa McCune | Tiffany Lamb | Matthew Green | Tommy Dysart | Graham Dow | Amanda Douge | Gerard Kennedy | Brett Climo | Andrew Daddo | Regina Caigalas | Vincent Gil | Suzi Dougherty | Jillian Murray | Adrian Wright | Ben Geurens | Lesley Baker | Ian Smith | Cal Rein | Stig Wemyss | Neil Foley | Lucinda Cowden | Maurie Annese | Anthea Davis | Amy Grove-Rogers | Nicholas Politis | Maria Kozic | Philip Green | Russell Allan | Lance Anderson | Parthena | Matt McLean | Barry Whitnell | Roberto Micale | Gaby Porras | Chris Whitmore | Greg Tingate | Rosemary Margan | Dean Measor

Viewing Notes

Accidentally programmed a Melbourne, Australia double feature!

First off, I love, love, love the weird electronic soundtrack which sounds like a mix of Richard H. Kirk’s (of Cabaret Voltaire) side projects and music from Mr. Oizo (nĂ© Quentin Dupieux). It goes a long way towards setting the tone and keeping it all stitched together despite some weird, non-sensical plot segues from time to time.

Secondly the practical FX are excellent and there’s plenty of fun, gross stuff to keep you entertained even if you’re thinking “WTF” about the plot.

Definitely an absurdist precursor (and an inspiration one would think) to movies like RUBBER. This would be a lot of fun at a proper movie night.


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