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House Of Mortal Sin

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A lapsed Catholic in real life, Walker uses the film as a comment on organized religion, as extreme and satirical as it may be…” ~ George R.

During the meeting, Jenny is shocked to discover that Meldrum taped her confession to blackmail her. They all had stories that suggested that people in authority (especially in the Catholic Church) will more than likely abuse that authority and abuse it in such an underhanded way as to cause the deaths of the people they are supposed to be protecting. At first, the priest stalks the girl, but later it is revealed that he will stop at nothing, including blackmail and murder, just to get close to her. He's less than overjoyed, however, to find out about the blackmail: "Bugger the church authorities, I'm gonna sort 'im art meself!He throws a pot of hot coffee in the face of Jenny's friend Bobby (John Yule), who he mistakes for Jenny's boyfriend, beats and burns Jenny's boyfriend Terry (Stuart Bevan) with a flaming incense burner and buries him in the church cemetery.

This is another tale of moral hypocrisy, misogyny, and perversion at the hands of supposed peacekeepers, very much like House of Whipcord except that Whipcord veers into the “women in prison” genre whereas this one focuses on an insane and corrupt priest. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Pete Walker’s gory, violent horror in which a priest becomes obsessed with a girl that confesses to him and will stop at nothing to get her. Recommended on the Frank Dicaro show (XM radio), this is one of the campy horror flicks which didn't start out to be that way. there are more pros than con with " House of Mortal Sin," but Walker feels constipated with this effort, unsure if he wants to court controversy or make a cracking chiller.This one's got a nice oversized region 2 art insert with lovely art on the other side that can't be seen through the neat black case. You might think, in this day and age, that making Catholic priests the subject of your ire is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, but this is 1976, a very different time. Please do not forward additional screen captures to us but bring the detail to our attention, for we do, and are, 're-addressing' these older entries as time allows. Haven’t watched this in quite a long time and it was just the late night excursion into seedy giallo-esque trash that I needed.

Having had a crack at the judiciary it was time for Pete Walker to turn his sights on the Catholic Church. After an uncomfortable encounter at the confessional, she is subsequently harassed, intimidated and threatened with extortion. Hearing that her friend Bernard has become a Catholic priest, Jenny attends church to seek him out but finds that the man taking confession is not Bernard, but the elderly Father Meldrum.The performance of Anthony Sharp in particular, as the immoral and internally tortured priest, was outstanding. After finding out that Meldrum tapes his confessions and uses them for blackmail, Jenny runs away (again), and is overjoyed (? That night, while Jenny is out, Meldrum gains entry to her flat and assaults her friend Robert, believing him to be Terry.

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