Directed by: Robert Martin Carroll
Starring: David Carradine (Pearl), Paul L. Smith (Slue), Michael Boston (Sonny Boy), Brad Dourif (Weasel), Sydney Lassick (Charlie), Conrad Janis (Doc), Alexandra Powers (Rose)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Captivity-Kidnapping, Trans
Plot – Spoilers:
The ruthless and crazy Slue controls the small town of Harmony somewhere out in New Mexico. His operational style is evident early on when a cop comes snooping around and is blasted into nothingness with a cannon. Slue lives on the outskirts with his transvestite wife Pearl whose cravings to be a mother are fed by the arrival of a baby in a stolen car. Slue however insists on raising the boy his way which includes locking him in a box and cutting off his tongue on one of his birthdays. The kid, Sonny Boy, expectedly grows into a confused beastly creature with a ferocious jaw.
Though Sonny Boy mostly is about the miserable tale of its protagonist, it also lets loose balloons like ignoring what it would be like to kiss the foul breath of a beast who’s never seen a toothbrush all his life. But these are minor trivialities in an otherwise enjoyable film which is mostly down to the performances from Mama and Papa.