Satire, tasteless jokes and a low budget makes this retro film barely digestible, that it’s … ‘great’.
Set in the not-too-distant future in a world where it’s all ‘middle class’ conformity who try and run a perfect world, 1984’s Future Schlock is not for the faint-hearted.
You must keep your house tidy, always look presentable, and not think or talk filth or bad language. Nice and precise. If you are one who does not enjoy a formal and tidy world, you are thrown into the rundown ghetto and drugged with tainted water in order to keep you in line. However, there are a small minority of people who manage to escape and try and break the mold. From there, things start going downhill.
That’s all I can really say, unless you view it yourse….
Oh! Look what I found! It’s never gotten past the VHS release, so enjoy!
Starring Mary-Anne Fahey, Michael Bishop, Tracey Callandar, Trevor Marmalade, Tiriel Mora, Peter Moon and directed by Barry Peak, Future Schlock is far from the perfect film, but it shows how up-and-cummers can create something generated from their backyard with friends and bad make-up.
This awkward film is definitely a cult classic and shows the roots of Melbourne suburbia, which is a distraction from the plot itself.
I give them credit for trying.
Future Schlock isn’t really available anywhere other than eBay and 2nd hand stores.
Two Molly Meldrums.