[31 Days of Horror Part V: A New Beginning] Day 27 – The Greasy Strangler (2016)


Director: Jim Hosking

Cast: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex, Abdoulaye NGom, Holand MacFallister

Screenplay: Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking

93 mins. Not Rated.


I mean, I had to see this coming, right?

Big Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels, Alex & Emma, Freshwater) and son Brayden (Sky Elobar, Don Verdean, I Do…Until I Don’t) have a strained relationship. Ronnie runs a Disco tour which Brayden helps with, and Brayden serves Ronnie overly-greased foods, though Ronnie keeps exclaiming he is not The Greasy Strangler, a killer who murders people while covered in grease from head to toe. Ronnie and Brayden are further torn apart by Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo, The 33, Lemon), a woman who takes the Disco tour and begins dating Brayden. Stuff happens.

The Greasy Strangler is one of the most unique experiences I’ve had watching a movie recently. That doesn’t necessarily make it good. Yet again this month, there are no likable characters in the film. I mean, they start out interesting, but then they get real boring real quick. I didn’t like the and I didn’t want to keep watching them.

Jim Hosking (ABCs of Death 2, Privado) keeps claiming that he wants unique characters, and they are indeed unique. I just hate them. They aren’t written well.. The script, from Hosking and Toby Harvard, is so poorly written and unstructured. I feel like I get what Hosking and Harvard were trying to do, but it absolutely doesn’t work.

Overall, The Greasy Strangler is just another upsetting film this month. I’m seeing how rough this can be some days. I hate The Greasy Strangler and I would never watch it again.



-Kyle A. Goethe



For the anthology film ABCs of Death 2, click here.

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