One thing follows another...
(1) Making out triggers a nightmare triggers disintegration triggers the vortex opening, like a mouth, to swallow the world.
(2) One fix leads to another need and the gangster lean turns dope fiend tilt. Again, it's oral.
Abel Ferrara's cinema tracks marks on the body, and the links of violence; causality was never so terrifying. These two films — somehow, mystically — follow one another (if we hop over Dangerous Game) in Abel's, um, corpus.