The 1987 Cult Classic Horror-Comedy STREET TRASH is Getting a Reboot — GeekTyrant

The 1987 horror-comedy Street Trash is getting the reboot treatment thanks to Cineverse, who has acquired all North American rights to the cult classic film. The original film told the story of a liquor store owner in New York City who sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, however, he’s unaware that the bottles of booze are actually toxic brew.

As you might imagine, the contaminated alcohol has a debilitating effect on the vagabonds haunting the streets and junkyards of Brooklyn. The movie is being helmed by Ryan Kruger (Fried Barry) and he will set the new film in Cape Town, South Africa. He said in a statement:

“Our reimagining of Street Trash takes place in Cape Town, South Africa where the growing divide between rich and poor has changed the world as we know it. I was a huge fan of the original ‘Street Trash’ when I was a kid, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce a whole new generation to the melted gonzo goodness that made the original such a classic.”

The film’s official description reads: “Street Trash follows a group of homeless misfits as they fight for survival when they discover a plot to exterminate every homeless person in the city.” It’s explained that the “reboot stays true to the original plot — which chronicles the disgusting decay of New York wanderers after ingesting bottles of toxic alcohol — but expounds the gore to create a metaphor for something much larger.”

Kruger went on to say:

“While our reimagining features new, exciting plot elements that give the film many bizarre twists and turns, the core of the film lies with our diverse and unique cast of characters. As a director, I am very character centric and I can’t wait to see our strange and hilarious ensemble on screen together as they navigate the hostile streets of Cape Town. Our version of ‘Street Trash’ will be raw, hilarious, packed with vibrant characters and multi-colored explosions of gooey greatness.”

The director of the original Street Trash movie Jim Muro and original producer Roy Frumkes are executive producers on the film alongside Bad Dragon and Vinegar Syndrome.

Did you ever see the original Street Trash movie? I included the trailer for it below.

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