Thursday, 19 October 2017

Aaron’s Spoiler-Free Review of "The Greasy Strangler"

There are some films out there that are so bad that they’re good.

Similarly, there are some films that are bad but can be enjoyed ironically, perhaps for laughable props, dialog, acting or even continuity errors that can’t help but earn a rewind and a little applause.

There are, however, some films that are just downright bad. The Greasy Strangler is a film that is terrible on purpose, which somehow seems to try its hardest to not make anyone like it.

It’s crude, it’s poorly directed and acted, its storyline is as hollow as an emo’s heart, and it’s just all-round pointless.

So why do I love it so much?

Well, allow me to digress!

Everything bad about this film is completely deliberate (at least I hope so), and with a storyline like this one, it really adds to the disgusting theme that comes along with it. Big Ronny and Braden are father and son who run a disco guided tour, when the two fall in love with the same woman. During the back and forth Big Ronny, obsessed with grease, covers himself in the stuff and goes on strangle rampages.

The supporting cast are all as whacky as the premise and the wardrobe department really go out of their way to not go out of their way at all, much like everyone else involved in this film.

The humour in this film is also very subtle in some places, but can also be thrown so hard at you that you just have to duck for cover and hope you don’t get shit on you!

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: Not a film for everybody, but if you watch the trailer and go in expecting exactly what it says on the tin, then you may get a good time out of it like I did. 6.5/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!





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