Little Deaths (2011)
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Directed by: Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson, Simon Rumley
Country: UK; Effed Up British-Irish Films
Language: English (Optional inaccurate Eng Subs)
Genres: Anthology, BDSM-Roleplay, Gore-Gruesome, Sexual-Violence against Men, Sexual-Violence against Women, Sci-Fi, Animals, Prostitute, Zombies
A bored couple try to do as they please with human strays, gender-neutral monster cocks drip watery semen, and a young woman gets her boyfriend to roleplay a dog because she’s terrified of dogs. All three segments feature roles being reversed.
Turn on the subtitles or you will not know what is being said at various moments in the 3 films, especially the first one. Also the music comes in painfully loud at some moments so be ready for that.
1. House and Home – It keeps you interested throughout. Good story.
2. Mutant Tool – This is the best one IMHO. Bizarre story. Very unconventional.
3. Bitch – My least favorite of the 3 but I didn’t hate it. I was underwhelmed. That song with the symphony that was played for the last 15 minutes of the film made me want to scream because I hated it so much.
3 stars overall.
This is a collection of 3 short films that loosely touch on their subjects of rather twisted stories about sex and death. I guess “Little Deaths” is a good title for the movie considering that the French use these words as a metaphor for orgasm. So the title fits each short in this collection.
It starts off with the shortest of the three movies entitled “House and home” which could fit into any horror anthology. The plot is paper-thin and revolves around a twisted rich and religious couple that lures homeless girls in for their sick pleasure but obviously messed with the wrong girl here. Honestly, this short is not too special… at first the couples dysfunctionality and the hints on their elitist self-conception seemed interesting (with the twist ending it could serve as a kind of class war metaphor) but it just leads nowhere. What still keeps this interesting is the great visuals and the performance of the actress playing the homeless girl. The shots of her on the bed are unmatched throughout the rest of the movie.
Second is a pretty strange short about Nazi Doctor experiments, a drug made from the semen harvested from a poor human lab rat fed with human kidneys and a junkie prostitute trying a rehab on the new drug and regretting it. This one is rather on the gritty side visually, throws in some esoteric elements and hints on the connection of all characters involved and how the drug makes the users see the truth when being touched. Its driven by the rather sick central idea and the images of the human lab rat but ultimately falls apart with a “twist” ending that make no sense at all and ruined the whole thing for me because there’s unconnected dots all over the place. The sexual element in this story feels squeezed into the plot for the sake of it, so the whole story feels forced and fake and definitely is the weakest link in this 3-part-chain.
Third off is Simon Rumleys bit entitled “Bitch”. This one is a rather bleak drama about sexual perversion, power play and dependency. Dogs play a dominant role in the plot, so the title has some irony to it. The look of this part is also on the gritty side, playing a lot with tints which are overused but work well in some key scenes. Like “Red, white and blue” this is rather a character study culminating in a revenge that ends with no winners at all. Definitely the best of all three with a great and high impact finale that benefits from the perfect choice of music.
Usually these anthology movies fall apart but despite some flaws I can sure recommend it for Rumleys bit as well as for the great cinematography and acting of the first “House and Home” part. So check it out if you are into the twisted stuff where drama meets horror.
Der fust trundly-wundly-alongly with a bit of backy-whacky and a not-so-nice end-y-wend-y.
Der second’un got betta, like, and wiv Moxey in der mix it all come floodin’ back.
I loves the last one, wiv all da noisy beats an’ lashin’s of gravy – made me happy as Larry.
I hate people
Good onya Pete ya got the last laugh my friend
It has gore,gruesome,zombies,sexual violence mentioned in the genres,surely has to be worth a watch? The “Bitch” Segment in particular as mentioned by someone probably OMH in the comments on Cheap thrills
I had sex with an octopus
usually hate short-film anthologies but this is a rare exception
massive thanks to the EUM crew
@OMH Opening a new comment thread because the other one is starting to look retarded squeezed to the side a bit like you. You seem to have an issue with successful people especially if they become wealthy as part of their success. Not anyone’s fault if you turned out a loser. With your intelligence I’d say you achieved par.
You go on and on about some shitty albums of Metallica that you heard because you probably got into them when you heard your neighbors kid talk about them or some shit. That you’re a total metal illiterate is obvious when you spell them Megadeath. Now go back to talking about shit you know. Which is nothing, Meaning shut the fuck up.
And the other grandpa. Your poem smells worse than your mouth. Defenestrate yourself.
I sucked a horse’s dick and swallowed its cum
Thank to the mofos of EUM for bringing this one, I watched it on late night cable years ago and the cock monster was a very notable story.
I would pay good money to watch any bitch getting hammered by doggies…..then you have a good story to tell boys in the pub.
Off topic but hey so is much of the discussion on here. I just tried to watch London Road, 2015 but failed within the first three minutes. Its shit. Which is incredibly sad because a musical based on a real life killing of five prostitutes would most definitely fit my description of fucked up.
Has anyone ever managed to watch the whole film?