Mary Poppins Returns
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Philip Brophy's outrageous, uproarious body horror comedy returns Aussie suburbia to the primal ooze.
Something along the lines of Bad Taste and Brain Dead, Body Melt wasted it's super tiny budget on repulsive effects but not on much else. There are plenty of humorous bits here and there, completly random moments but it's just a succession of loose threads that are not that interesting to begin with, bringing to surface some rather boring moments and a lackluster conclusion.
"Dumb Films Presents" is right... Vimuville, some supplement with unexplained gross-out side effects, is supplied to many. This film is filth, but not because of the gross-out.. The rather dull, yet still somewhat amusing gross out bits of this film are the strong point... And they're not even good. What's worse? The low budget feel, the characters, the artificial atmosphere, the dialogue, the lack of the plot... You can consider this film the poor man's version of Dead Alive (another film I'm admittedly not to big a fan of). It has the same goofy kind of style, but it is done here much worse. If you like films to be so insanely ridiculous, then this is for you, but it certainly wasn't for me... To me this isn't "It's so bad it's good", it is rather, "It is so bad, it's really bad."
Gross-out comedy-horror with social satire undertones poking fun at obsessive health and clean-living freaks who fall prey to experimental drugs developed by a health farm which have disgusting side-effects. It's all jolly good fun but wasn't quite as funny as it could have been but there's plenty entertaining moments to enjoy. The make-up effects are brilliant and disgustingly OTT, full of blood, ooze, pus and melting skin... not a film to be eating lunch with! So it's a recommended watch, a bigger budget remake or sequel would be great!
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