After murdering his wife, a young man finds himself in a lunatic asylum. Once inside he’s at the mercy of Dr Calahari, whose alternative treatment gives rise to a series of weird and nightmarish hallucinations.
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A hilariously campy sendup of the works of Poe. Featuring a stereotype German shrink, a sexy nurse, a remote controlled gorilla, lady wrestling, ghosts fucking, a microwave that thinks it's a tv/vcr, Poe poems re-imagined as goth rock songs and an orgy of blowup sex dolls and inflatable dinosaurs. Amazing.
It is hard to tell whether this devoutly low-budget surrealist expedition from the ‘unbankable’ Ken Russell borders on the inanely insane or the insanely inane. I would recommend this to nobody, unless of course, like myself, you find any Ken Russell film to be a religious experience.
The silliest film I have seen in a long time. So much was so corny that it was a struggle to watch it at first, but then it grew on me and I started to enjoy it, particularly the over-exaggerated acting and James Johnson's music.