Society (1989)

Blood, gore and violence abounds when a wealthy Beverly Hills teen learns the awful truth about his family after undergoing weeks of paranoid psychological torment.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Might be too ambitious for a teen horror pic, but it grabs your attention.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Although Society is at first blemished by its dated humor and contrived teenage self-discovery, we find everything is in service to a truly sensational ending.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

"Society" is a poorly written, but ultra gory horror story made in 1989 by "Re-Animator" producer Brian Yuzna. But, don't go thinking this is a guilty pleasure. "Re-Animator" was a vastly superior film.

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Andreas Samuelson

An attempt to make a different movie. And yes, it's different indeed but different is far from the same thing as good

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Anton Bitel
FilmLand Empire

Putting a fist up America's hidden dynastic structures & pulling them inside out so that the terrible things underneath are revealed for all to see, Society is a veritable orgy of influences assimilated into something singular & entirely sui generis.

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Scott Weinberg

Dreary suburban drama with a goopy horror finale, Society seems to be about a whole lot of ideas - when in truth it presents one or two pedestrian concepts and then repeats them ad nauseum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
A weird but enjoyable tale that pokes fun at the inner circles of the rich elite of the Beverly Hills community. The less you know about this one the better but… More
Luke Baldock
EEEEEWWWWW! It's yucky. Luckily though this film is so much more than its fantastic finale. The build up in paranoia is both nerve wracking and… More
Steve K
Obvious plotting... obvious plotting... obvious plotting... well BOY HOWDY look at that.
Curtis Lilly
Woa. The guy who made Re-animator teams up with the makeup guy from Freaked and produced a real gem. Society is Yuzna's view that society is a very… More
Cassandra Maples
Billy Whitney is a troubled kid who's seeing a shrink because of his fear of loved ones and those that are close, which he has a hard time fitting in with… More
Cindy I
A twisted film about rich society members feeding off the poor...literally.