House of Pain (1995)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Canadian director Mike Hoolboom stoops to new levels of depravity and controversy in this anthology of funky sexual exploits. The four segments are filmed in black-and-white and have no dialogue, presumably to conjure the silent film era. It seems doubtful that Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin would have attempted a film like "Precious," which features a young woman masturbating against a gravestone. The second part is called "Scum" and depicts the experiments of a randy young couple. The props involved in these displays include cauliflower, a bicycle, and their own feces. In "Kisses," two men go after each other in an extended S & M session involving whips and razors. And then there's the last part, "Sh*teater," which really needs no further elaboration.



grave, masochism, masturbation, newlywed, perversion, sadist, sex, sexual-deviation