Street Trash (1987)

Set in literally the end of the world, the New York City of Bernard Goetz and daily murder and street crime, Street Trash is pure scum, a movie where bodies melt just as easily as morality is thrown in the garbage.

Writer Roy Frumkes, who also was behind all three of The Substitute movies said, “I wrote it to democratically offend every group on the planet, and as a result the youth market embraced it as a renegade work, and it played midnight shows.”

Before Greenpoint in Brooklyn was the home of hipsters, it was the home of a liquor store where a 60-year-old case of Tenafly Viper is found. Even though it’s gone more than spoiled, hobos want to buy it, even if it causes them to melt. Meanwhile, two brothers try to survive on the streets amongst all the murders and a deranged Vietnam vet named Bronson who is on the loose.

This is the only movie I’ve ever seen where someone plays keep away with a severed penis. And the f word is uttered 128 times. So I guess it has that going for it.

Vic Noto, who played Bronson, was lost as they filmed this. “I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, nor did I ever understand who Bronson was. I did scene by scene not even knowing what the movie was about. I didn’t read the script until three months after it was wrapped. I still don’t know who Bronson was”.

Someone once said that this is the most Troma movie that Troma never made. So if that sounds like your bag of goo, then you should check this out on Shudder with and without commentary by Joe Bob Briggs.

2 thoughts on “Street Trash (1987)”

  1. Don’t forget the severed penis rolled around by the rat in Reanimator 3!!!! Classic. I think that is the only two severed penis movies out there. Please do not tell me there is more than that!

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  2. […] From the film’s ex-Green Beret cinematographer’s son dying from crib death on the set to the film’s original FX guy getting fired (he was replaced by a 16-year-old Gabe Bartalos (who created the Leprechaun) and future Emmy Award winner Jennifer Aspinall), it’s packed with info. And the blame for the farting zombies lies with executive producer Michael Lee, who wanted to call the movie Bowel Erupters. And somehow, out of all of this, Errol Morris’ cinematographer Bob Chappell ended up shooting the new footage (much of the crew went on to work with J, Michael Muro on Street Trash). […]

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