Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies
- 1993 Documentary/Rockumentary
- 1h 30m
What to say about Jesus Christ Allin? And yes, that was the name he was born with. Well, the fact that I consider a documentary about him a horror film says a lot already.
But what is horror? According to the definition, it’s “an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust”. Well there you go. GG Allin was all of that. His shows consisted of him getting naked and pooping on stage (then eating it, or throwing it at the crowd), of beating up the fans and himself, blood and barf spewing everywhere. Ah…
I think the most fascinating thing about GG Allin is not his nihilism and grossness, but OUR fascination with it. People like him bring out that weird, ugly, repressed part of human nature that is always there. That vibe people give off in the crowds at public executions, in traffic jams, at rallies… THAT. It has always been my opinion that it’s the followers, not the cult leader, that are the truly horrible ones. It is a common thing to say that GG felt he had no place in society, and neither did his fans. But there will always be a place for this sort of thing. This type of art is about the ugly side of human nature. We can be ugly, undignified animals. It is remarkably easy actually. And fascinating. That’s what’s the scariest part of this doc.
Oh, and the movie poster was painted by John Wayne Gacy. Of course it was.