Strangely reminiscent, in its little, enclosed, hothouse world, of Russ Meyer's southern gothics in black & white - LORNA and MUDHONEY. All feature a fugitive, entering a humid backwater, but not quite finding the haven he was searching for. Maybe, it's time for a comparative study of these two auteurs. Outstanding photography by Gabriel Figueroa and a brilliant performance by Zachary Scott. Neglected for decades.