When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties.
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From rotten booze, hobo gang rape to penis keep away this movie runs quite the gamut of defensive material, and amazingly has nothing to do with Troma. The 80′s was a special time for splatter horror with movies like Bad Taste, Evil Dead II, Cannibal Holocaust, The Return of the Living Dead and even the pseudo splatter of Ghostbusters. It was the heyday of cheesy practical effects and snappy editing to make the over the top gore and the humor work as best it could. Street Trash roots in, and then rolls around in the gross filth of the time, and loves every minute of it.
I think this is as close to the movie the director, J. Michael Muro, and writer, Roy Frumkes, was going to get given the time and the budget constraints. That being said there was a lot of attention paid to production value and film quality, even the cinematography was pretty neat. One thing that did get to me is that the movie doesn’t have a great narrative, it was more akin to a series of short stories or skits than a narrative that tells a story.
The acting was about on par with what you would expect out of a Troma film of the same time frame, and to the best of my knowledge the careers of the actors after the movie reflect this. The only really working actor out of the whole cast is Vic Noto who played Bronson, although I could swear I know Bill Chepil as the Cop from somewhere else.
The effects were fantastic! There was a lot of cheats with quick cuts and reaction shots but what is on film is pretty fantastic. I kept getting the idea that all the effects were one take deals, and they had this one take to get it right and that was all. Some of the set ups were pretty crazy too, the effect for the gruesomely detected cock being tossed around was among the funniest and most absurd things I have seen. As well as using a kitten for a reaction shot of someone melting, while the toe of said melting person pops like an angry zit was glorious.
The Short ans Skinny here is that this isn’t the finest crafted movie in the world, but in a room with a group of friends and alcohol (or other inebriants) you will have a blast!
Bill Chepil who plays the cop was a real NYPD officer before making this movie.
Bryan Singer was a production assistant on the film.
Vic Noto (Bronson) was cast a day before principal photography commenced. “I didn’t know what the hell I was doing,nor did I EVER understand who Bronson was. I did scene by scene not even knowing what the movie was about. I didn’t read the Script until 3 months AFTER I was wrapped. I STILL don’t know who Bronson Was”
The word “fuck” is spoken 128 times in this movie.