The Greatest Horror Movie Moments!
by: -RoG-

Street Trash

Street Trash... what a movie. The story, if you can call it that, is about as disjointed as it gets, but that shouldn't come as a surprise since it took over three years to complete filming with "camera people of varying skills - employed usually depending on availability rather than technical prowess." Then again, anybody who watches cult horror films like this knows that crazy storylines are all part of the ride, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

It all starts off where a shopkeeper goes down to his storage room and discovers a loose panel on the floor. After he pulls it out, he finds an old wooden crate hidden inside. When he opens the crate, he realizes it's a full case of some liquor called "Tenafly Viper" that went bad ages ago. Rather than discard it, this brilliant entrepreneur decides to sell the stuff at a discounted price of only $1 per bottle.

It just so happens that $1 per bottle is the sweet spot liquor price for all the homeless folks in town.

So one hobo buys a bottle of Tenafly Viper, but before he has a chance to drink it, he gets his ass kicked and mugged by another hobo. I think the lesson here is that the life of a hobo is never easy and it's every hobo for himself. So the hobo who stole the bottle heads to his favorite drinking spot - on a toilet sitting atop a pile of rubble that used to be a building. You stay classy, fella.

He's already had a rough day, what with mugging a fellow drifter 'n all, so he sits back on the toilet and takes a hearty swig of Tenafly Viper. After a few moments, he quickly realizes that this strange brew is doing far worse things to his innards than even his most risky dumpster dives out behind a seafood buffet restaurant on a hot summer day.

It's not long before he's barfing up some incredibly bright blue liquid reminiscent of a melted crayola crayon. But it's not a crayon that's melting... it's him. Pretty soon his legs melt from the inside out, leaving his feet smoldering on the ground of this demolished bathroom that's appearing to be in much better shape than our poor hobo here.

With his legs completely melted away, his torso starts sinking into the toilet as more blue, green, and purple liquids spurt out from his entire body as he screams and gurgles. In a panic, he reaches up with his only remaining arm and tries to grab the dangling toilet flusher chain - not the brightest idea if you ask me, considering he's in a near liquid state, but when you're melting in a toilet, I suppose it's safe to stay desperation will overcome logic.

He does his best to hold onto the flusher chain, but his arm melts away and snaps off as the hand continues to dangle from the chain. As for the rest of his body? Well...

Let's just say he's seen better days.

For a low budget horror flick, I thought this melting scene was done really well and it's no wonder they have it depicted on the original film poster... it's one hell of a memorable moment. Mind you, this is just one of the many insane moments in Street Trash. Other highlights include a hobo growing huge after drinking some Tenafly Viper and then exploding, a cop puking on some guy for the fun of it, hobos playing catch with the severed genitals of one of their hobo brethren, and a crazed war vet having his head severed by a projectile oxygen tank. Yep, Street Trash has a little something for everybody. Drink it up!

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Reader Comments

Smooth Operator
Sep 28th, 2011, 03:15 PM
Is it on dvd? I would be shocked if so. Damn it, to Amazon!
Sep 28th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Man, why didn't you show us all those other moments too? Sounds awesome.
Sep 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Street Trash is the best movie ever. Buy it on DVD. It comes with Viper Labels.
Sep 28th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Nice post, this movie looks awesome.
Pickled Patriarch
Sep 28th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Terrible-D - Yeah, it's on DVD. There's a regular version and a two-disc "Meltdown Edition" that comes with all kinds of extras too.

Nick - These horror moment articles generally focus on one favorite horror moment in particular. If you like 'em, you should watch the full movies to see the rest.
Forum Virgin
Sep 28th, 2011, 10:52 PM
I see that Mockery cleared things up in this case but just like how some great vinyl records never made the jump to cassette or CD - some great VHS movies just didn't make enough $$$$ to get a DVD transfer.


RoG, I implore you to find an awful piece of cinema called Slime City. it is about a doomed apartment building (like in Ghostbusters) where the current inhabitants eat a poisoned pudding and "become" the spirits of dead cult members.

It is ultra low budget and there's a sex scene where no one removes any clothing. It comes off like a sketch on "Who's Line Is It Anyway?".
I hate this hacker crap!
Sep 28th, 2011, 11:19 PM
I know this comes up in other articles, but they just don't make movies like they used to. Or maybe they do and no one sees them. Either way I've never even heard of this but it sounds like a good time.
Sloth, PhD
Sep 30th, 2011, 01:32 AM
I bet melted toilet-hobo tastes like a blueberry milkshake.
Im one good looking Troll
Oct 2nd, 2011, 02:07 PM
I had been tuning in watching horror films since the 1st of Oct .I'm interested on seeing some I grew up watching and a few miss and hits.But this isn't one of them*scratchs this piece of trash off the horror list* now it's on to the next.
Forum Virgin
Oct 13th, 2011, 11:59 AM
I saw this movie forever and a day ago...truly one of the greatest, B-horror flicks of all times!!! Some of the one liners are the best & -RoG- there is for SURE a little something in there for everybody. I mean...come on, how can you mess with a bum named Bronson!!! After watching this one...you will walk away a changed person...& you will learn to "Respect the Wiz!!!"

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