In 1989, Brian Yuzna’s SOCIETY was barred from a US release but resonated with audiences commercially and critically throughout Europe, particularly in the U.K. The film instantly became a cult-classic and its audacity has lived on through the years.
It has been analyzed and talked about all over social media with numerous video shows breaking down the structure, tone and satire and comparing it to other works on class warfare in society. Packing stomach-churning gore and thought-provoking social commentary in equal measure, Society was a biting horror satire culminating in one of the most gag- inducing “climaxes”’ in all of horror history. It has been considered a bonafide cult classic that continues to be watched, relished and enjoyed year after year to he delight of many.
However, little to nothing is known about the film’s origins and the original screenplay. that is until screenwriter Zeph E. Daniel, formerly known as Woody Keith, stepped out of his closet-of-dark-secrets and told the incredible story behind this morbid, subversive oddity of a film. The underlying truth that it was based on certain real-life events, as horrific and outrageous as the actual story. In this case truth and fiction unite.
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. Director Brain Yuzna, Writer Zeph E. Daniel and Rick Fry