Year: 1988
Rated: R
Run Time: 89 minutes
Production Company: Premiere Film Marketing Limited
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring:Mark Hembrow, Tessa Humphries, Shane Briant, Carrie Zivetz, Grab Deeznutz
T & A: Titilation Affirmative
Swab : My Deck


When I purchased this supernatural slasher flick from my local flea market and brought it home I looked up some information on it and discovered that it was a fairly hard to find movie. However, a rare horror movie doesn't necessarily make it a hidden gem. To put it bluntly I've seen episodes of Scooby-Doo scarier than this.

This was one of several Australian horror films released in 1988 and it is by far the worst of the group. The tagline for this cheesy, sleazy, fungal infection say's " A Demonic Force Lurks...", however the night I watched this the only demonic force lurking was up my ass.

The incomprehensible plot concerns David Gaze, a musician living in Sydney, Australia who's spirit becomes possessed by a supernatural power. The force causes him during his sleep to have out of body experiences and go on eye gouging spree's, killing several women.

Now I'm sure you're thinking that sounds like a great storyline for a slasher flick; and it does. It's just too bad that director Brian Trenchard-Smith had never heard the word style before. This could have been an atmospheric and intelligent demonic possession/slasher movie. Instead we get a viewing experience about as appealing as an egg salad sandwich that's been in the sun for a week.

Overall, horror fans like myself who enjoy a good gory body count will be sadly disappointed as most of the killings are off screen, which totally sucks kangaroo balls. The acting is goofy and over the top, and the pace is about as slow as a constipated shit. And after all the bullshit and confusion, the dreaded demonic force is presented as no more than a stupid orange light. Hell, not even a bit of T&A could save this pile of Australian dingo shit.

Don't misunderstand me, I love bad horror movies but OUT OF THE BODY is not at all fun in it's badness. I paid $10.00 for this and most would probably say that I paid too much. However, I looked the price up for a new copy and it costs $79.99! At that price they should have called it Out of Your Mind.


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GORELORD: "After making OUT OF THE BODY the director probably had a hard time getting his career out of the gutter"