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House Of Mortal Sin

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Best known as the home office minister in A Clockwork Orange, he had an extremely distinctive, instantly recognisable look and sound, with a ball-shaped head and massive hook nose, and the plummiest, most clipped English accent imaginable. Its plot concerns a deranged priest who takes it upon himself to punish his parishioners for their moral transgressions. Valerie's mum gets fed a poisoned communion wafer, and another main character gets strangled with rosary beads. House Of Mortal Sin marked the end of Pete Walker's trilogy of well-regarded "suburban horrors", made up of House Of Whipcord and Frightmare. It could use a good trimming of about twenty minutes but that's far from a complaint considering how steeped in a foreboding shadow and dipped in sadistic atmosphere it is.

McGillivray’s script is full of inventive ideas which were obviously meant to shock and stir up controversy. Images submitted must be in Landscape orientation, as would be seen on the cinema screen, not Portrait. It does drag a teensy bit toward the end and a couple of plot points seem a bit stretched but the final 10 minutes are actually quite unpredictable and wrap things up quite nicely. The next day, Meldrum invites Jenny over to his presbytery, which he shares with his frail, bed-bound mother and his housekeeper, Miss Brabazon.

Outwardly a kind-hearted counsellor of troubled youth, Meldrum is in fact a fervent believer in " divine justice" who freely resorts to emotional abuse in his obsessive efforts to redeem those he views as sinners. Add into the mix my favourite British scream queen, the uber-sexy Stephanie Beacham , as Penhaligon's flatmate who's herself busy tempting a younger colleague of Meldrums from the path of righteousness and the stage is set for a highly entertaining tale of repressed sexuality and Catholic guilt from the great Pete Walker!

So he's perfect casting as sexually obsessive Catholic priest Father Meldrum in this film, a man who gets his kicks in the confession box by asking his parishioners for more sexual details than is strictly necessary. Jenny leaves Bob in her flat fr a moment when she realises that she's not only lost her keys but left her cigarettes in a phone box as well, and by he time she gets back he's been slapped about by an unseen assailant and had boiling coffee thrown in his face (an act that causes his face to explode into a bloody mess, for some reason).Britischer (B-Movie) Horror (thriller) aus dem Jahr 1976, unter der Regie von Pete Walker mit Anthony Sharp. But don't let anyone tell you that his magic touch finished with this savage attack on the hypocrisies of the Catholic church - it's worth hunting down his later works (Schizo and The Comeback), as they all display his bizarre, but entertaining, view of post 60s life. Then our star "Jenny" (Susan Penhaligon) meets up with her old school buddy (Norman Eshley) who is now a priest. When she tells Terry of Meldrum's actions, Terry tracks Meldrum down and threatens him, but Meldrum bludgeons Terry to death with an incense burner and buries him in a freshly dug grave in the churchyard. Meanwhile Jenny needs her flat keys back, so she goes to see Father Meldrum (alone, as you would), where he rather lets the cat out off the bag: "Are you afraid of the man who defiled you?

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