The gore risks of health pills and fast food…

Pictures speak buckets of blood, so I won’t say much about these two splatter flicks, which come nearly 20 years apart and are pretty much all about the weirdness and gore with relatively little importance placed on characters or plot. I mean, yeah, there are deeper, cautionary messages about the society we could become if we don’t smarten—oh fuck. We’re pretty much already there…

BODY MELT (1993)

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This Australian film is about a small town in which resident are secretly used as Guinea pigs for a new dietary pill they get in the mail.

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The sexy opening scene of a naked man and woman lulls you in…he has already been infected, and is attempting to steal files to warn the people.

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But, well, something stops him from talking.

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From there, we are bombarded by a whole lot of freakish locals—they’re all mutated, so I’m not sure if they already took the pill or if they’re just your everyday inbred hillbillies.

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It’s vomit city as people do much more than melt.

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They have fucked up hallucinations – many of them sexual.

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A fricking Alien hugger placenta shoots from a pregnant woman’s va-jay-jay.

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A muscle stud’s dick explodes…it’s fun for the whole family of freaks. And it comes complete with a so 1990s “Body Melt” techno theme song during the closing credits.



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Having already taken on Judy and splatterfest Adam Chaplin by director Emanuele De Santi, I was confused to discover that there are actually two De Santi’s. Guilio co-directed Adam Chaplin with Emanuele (I think that may have been updated in imdb since I originally blogged about the film), and Guilio is responsible for Taeter City.

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Taeter City takes the WTFery of Adam Chaplin to a whole new level. This really looks like an extension of that film (minus Emanuele as a killing machine with bulging muscles), but has essentially no plot or character motivation driving the action forward. It’s just action…and absolutely mind-blowing nonstop gore. Plus, a whole lot of bizarre mutations.

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The basic premise is that in a future society, radio waves are used to make criminals commit suicide. How’s that for forcing you to think pure thoughts at all times?

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Nasty thing is, the criminals’ bodies are then used to make fast food that is sold to the public.

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Problem is, the radio waves are suddenly malfunctioning, turning the criminals into deformed killers.

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But fear not. Special unit are ready to hunt down and absolutely mutilate all the baddies.

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and you get to watch it all unfold for over an hour, with no character development, dialogue, or plot to get in the way.

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About Daniel

I am the author of the horror anthologies CLOSET MONSTERS: ZOMBIED OUT AND TALES OF GOTHROTICA and HORNY DEVILS, and the horror novels COMBUSTION and NO PLACE FOR LITTLE ONES. I am also the founder of BOYS, BEARS & SCARES, a facebook page for gay male horror fans! Check it out and like it at
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