The first trailer for The Greasy Strangler has been released online, and I must warn you, this ain’t for the faint of heart. Seriously. This trailer is incredibly NSFW, but probably not for any reason you can think of right off the bat. It’s gross, disgusting, and also wildly intriguing. Directed by Jim Hosking (The ABCs of Death 2), from a script by Hosking and Toby Harvard, the film revolves around a man who runs a disco walking tour along with his son, Brayden. An alluring woman named Janet soon comes into their lives, which has the two vying for her affection, all the while an “oily, slimy, inhuman maniac” begins stalking the streets and strangling the innocent, who is soon dubbed “The Greasy Strangler.”
This teaser trailer is genuinely unlike any I’ve seen before, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. The movie had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where reactions were pretty much what’d you’d expect: a lot of “WTF’s”. This thing seems destined to be a cult movie, so I’m curious to see what the general public’s reaction will be. There’s really not much else to be said until you’ve seen this trailer, so have at it.
Starring Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex, Jesse Keen, and Joe David Walters, The Greasy Strangler opens in theaters and on VOD on October 7th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Greasy Strangler:
This Los Angeles–set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman named Janet comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also brings about the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent—soon dubbed “the Greasy Strangler.”
Flush your expectations down the toilet, because you have never seen a slasher film or a father-son comedy like this before. Director Jim Hosking (THE ABCS OF DEATH 2) has made an outrageously off-kilter feature film debut that is equal parts disgusting, offensive, and manically entertaining. Featuring performances by Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, and Elizabeth De Razzo that are destined for cult status,The Greasy Strangler also enlists a dream team of talent behind the camera, including a deliriously fun score by Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons and a few of the most prominent genre film producers from across the globe including Theo Brooks, Tim League, Ben Wheatley, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C. Waller, Daniel Noah, and Elijah Wood.