A mentally disable Vietnam veteran now working at a gas station uses his job to track down women who he then rapes and kills. Anyone who has seen any other of Shaun Costello’s films will instantly see that even this early on in his career he had already establish his style and skills as a filmmaker. The sex in Forced Entry is not romantic or even erotic is it harsh and often down right offensive but then that was the point. —10kbullets.com
Outside of aficionados of smut very few people have heard of the name Shaun Costello. Costello is one of the most interesting and groundbreaking directors to have ever worked in the adult industry. Costello was a director and actor who started working in the industry in the late 60s and into the early 70s as a “loop” actor. A porno “loop” is generally a short clip of a general sexual act, which was popular during the days of quarter booths in New York City and around the rest of the United States. He started by doing 16 mm and 8 mm loops for Bob Wolfe and Ted Snyder and working with porn legends like Harry Reems, Fred Lincoln, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, Linda Lovelace, and more. Costello would make what was called “One Day Wonders” (which were pornos shot in one day for for roughly about $5,000) in which he would actually make the adult version of his favorite films (he’s basically admitted that “Water Power” is his version of “Taxi Driver”).
At the time Costello wanted… read more
As often happens, the descriptions sound more rewarding than the actual movie. I suppose there's an audience of those who like women's entrails spilling all over "apres râpe" sheets, but I came to that weird place where I didn't know whether to laugh or scream or keep repeating "this is some sick shit," so I didn't make the ending. Who knew slasher & serial killer porn would become film school matrices for lens art?