When two men take up residence in an abandoned house that overlooks the Carlyles’ swimming pool, the setting becomes a stifling, and ultimately explosive, pressure cooker of sexual frustration, manipulation, and aggression – Film Linc.
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One of them nominally long-lost movies. Would appear to be my kind of thing. You know, a mite salacious. Tapping into some good ol' All American sleaze. However, it's a bit elevated. It's somewhere between an exploitation movie and an art film. Warren Oates is my favourite actor from anywhere, ever. Corey Allen is great. And future-suicide Kate Manx hits a vein of pathos that actually makes the movie heartbreaking.
3 and a half howling hormones. A low-budge accomplishment of no small merit. This odd fugue of a psycho buddy-film passes between multiple threats including slow burn sexual predators, switchblades, spousal apathy, class difference and method acting left over from Rebel Without a Cause. It's a pleasant non-Corman indie surprise.
Premier long métrage d'un réalisateur peu prolifique (quatre films dans sa carrière) qui s'avère d'emblée une réussite, de part le climat équivoque et sensuel distillé durant l'ensemble de la projection et l'étonnante interprétation de Warren Oates et Corey Allen qui font songer à deux autres pervers, cette fois-là dans une production britannique (La nuit des alligators) ... www.cinefiches.com