Set in a run down area of Brooklyn, New York. "Street Trash" is an everyday story of the highs and lows of the daily lives of the areas resident street bums, which inhabit the nearby junk yard, much to the chagrin of its owner.
Filmed in a similar style to some of those Troma films we all know and love, the main thrust of the plot centres around a stash of mystery booze, named "Viper", which a local Liquor store owner uncovers in his basement and decides to flog off cheaply to the local bums. Unfortunately, it seems this stuff has gone decidedly bad whilst in storage, causing anyone who drinks it to melt into a pile of day-glow toxic sludge.
Needless to say it isn't too long before the areas street population starts melting into puddles of goo, which has the local police scratching their heads as to what's going on. There's also a series of loosely connected sub-plots, one about a couple of tramps trying to dodge the local mob boss, who blames them for the death of his wife. Another about psychotic ex-Vietnam veteran who likes mugging people.
Then there's the junk yard owner, who's trying to get rid of all the hobos squatting in his yard and a hard nosed police detective, who's trying to find out why people have been melting into pools of goo.
Hugely funny, with something to offend possibly everyone, the film really has some moments of pure comedy gold. The scene with one of the bums trying to steal frozen chickens from a supermarket by shoving them down his trousers, and the 'piggy-in-the-middle" scene with a severed member springing immediately to mind.
If you like Troma style films, then you'll have a blast with this. Highly recommended!