What happens with a young lady comes between an overbearing father and his browbeaten son? The Greasy Strangler is what happens. If you are a fan of films like Rubber or Wrong Cops, then you will enjoy the surreal reality that is presented in this film. Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) and his son Brayden (Sky Elobar), live together and operate a disco history tour. Big Ronnie loves everything greasy, which we really do not get a good understanding as to why he needs that extra grease. He seemly has Brayden under his thumb until Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) shows an interest in Brayden.
The performances are not Oscar caliber but are delivered with such passion, it is hard not to get caught up in the absurdity of the plot. Big Ronnie, when upset, turns in the titled Greasy Strangler to avenge himself on those who have wronged him. You can only imagine how Ronnie becomes covered head to toe in the viscous material but watching him clean himself and parade around in his birthday suit make up it for it. There is a reason he is called “Big” Ronnie. The competition for Janet leads to a variety of sexual contests between Janet and the father and son, who both become attracted to her. The gratuitous scenes of grease being poured on everything may make you rethink ordering nachos.
Hailed as the most disgusting movie of 2016, The Greasy Strangler is a wild tale of jealousy, love, and all things greasy. The highlights of the film are death scenes with the Greasy Strangler. You feel like you are watching a bad homemade 80’s film with all the overacting done by the supporting characters. My favorite scene deals with Ronnie’s visit to a late night hot dog sales man, who is really trying to convince the audience he is going to lose his vending license. It is hard to imagine this film reaching cult status but with the current word of mouth, people will be flocking to it for the sheer gross out factor.