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Caddish rich-heir-from-Daddy husband, sexy wife (yum, great kisser) and her lover, his best friend. Wife and lover off the cad with blowfish-poison. Only he doesn't die, he is paralyzed like dead but still sees and hears everything but can't move a muscle ("Living Death"). He wakes up on the autopsy table and goes on a revengefest.
A medieval torture stretching rack features twice in this horror-genre flick. Daddy had a hobby, a fully equipped attic medieval dungeon that hubby, and implicitly his wife, use for fun and games. The movie starts with yon cad entertaining a lady friend up there with some erotic moderate stretching on a large angled rack (severe unpadded heavy iron manacles, ouch). Things go awry when his wife surprises them. Startled, he leans too hard on the lever and damages the rackee.
One gets an impression of the rack's dismembering strength but pictures of the mechanism are unpersuasive, just closeups of gears meshing and chains and ropes tightening. The rack figures again at the end of the movie in the vengeancefest, this time as a torture and execution means. No erotic BDSM this time, but pain and dismemberment. The scene suggests the horror of the real thing beyond erotica when it was used for torture and punishment, much less execution.
Anyway, I've seen worse horror-genre flicks. If you're a rack aficionado it's worth a look.
What happens afterward is gruesome, harrowing, and beautiful to the trained horror eye in a tragic way. This is to me 100% torture porn—not some juvenile peep show into some sociopath's torture basement (BASEMENT!!!) but a real exploration that explores the livid, festering hatred which is ALWAYS the motivation of torture of all kinds (and that's my real life opinion!)
EXAMPLE OF DEPRAVITY 1: Stu, a medical student, believing Victor Harris to be a cadaver, cuts his abdomen open and reaches in up to the elbow. "This guy has guts," he announces. "Take it easy, Stu, it's not prom night!" says his fetchingly bespectacled accessory.
EXAMPLE OF DEPRAVITY 2: Stu's other cohort, stressed over the fact that he has just cut open a live human being, pulls a phial out of his jeans pocket, puts it to his nose and inhales deeply.
"What is that?" asks Stu.
"Meth. I gotta think straight."
I rest my case.
To my mind, everyone involved in this movie is a major artistic talent. Everyone. Kristy Swanson, call me maybe? jk!
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