Tag Archive: brian yuzna

Jan 17

Return of the Living Dead 3

returnofthelivingdead3Genre: Horror
Year: 1993
Country: USA

aka: Mortal Zombie, Battalion 3

Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: J. Trevor Edmond, Melinda Clarke, Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas

 

 

She’s to die for

 

Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993) - Movie Review

 

Apr 05

Society

societyGenre: Horror / Comedy
Year: 1989
Country: USA

Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards, Ben Meyerson, Charles Lucia

 

Society. It’s all about fitting in.

 

Bill Whitney is struggling with his place in the world. He feels alienated from his rich family and he also doesn’t feel like he fits in at school. He gets so paranoid about this that he is sent to a psychiatrist to get control over his feelings.

His friend Blanchard, who was also dating Bill’s sister for a short while, also becomes convinced that there is a conspiracy going on. Shortly after he reveals this to Bill, Blanchard dies in a suspicious car accident. Bill is put over the edge and it won’t take him a long time before he finally finds out the deep secret of his family.

Society is a very original concept, something that could probably only be done this gooey in the late 80’s. I was shocked by it when I saw it as a young age, but as an adult I recognize and enjoy the humour and silliness of it. It is also easy to identify with young (well, would have been easier if he actually looked like a teenager I guess) Bill as many youngsters will at times feel alienated and disconnected from the rest of their social environment, even their own family.