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House Of Mortal Sin

House Of Mortal Sin

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A serious look at the theme of a respectable public person using their position to pass judgement on those they see as corrupt, done with elegance, wit and purposely indignant bad taste. I might try to make it to some of the other films available on Arrow Player before they are removed, but I don't think I'm going to have time.

Britischer (B-Movie) Horror (thriller) aus dem Jahr 1976, unter der Regie von Pete Walker mit Anthony Sharp.

When she tells Terry of Meldrum's actions, Terry tracks Meldrum down and threatens him, but Meldrum bludgeons Terry to death with an incense burner and buries him in a freshly dug grave in the churchyard. House of Mortal Sin is similar to House of Whipcord, as Walker turns his sights on a priest who takes it upon himself to cleanse people of their sins. House of Mortal Sin (also known as The Confessional and The Confessional Murders) is a 1976 British horror slasher film directed and produced by Pete Walker.

He throws a pot of hot coffee in the face of Jenny's friend Bobby (John Yule), who he mistakes for Jenny's boyfriend, beats and burns Jenny's boyfriend Terry (Stuart Bevan) with a flaming incense burner and buries him in the church cemetery. Then our star "Jenny" (Susan Penhaligon) meets up with her old school buddy (Norman Eshley) who is now a priest. First the boyfriend is beaten with an incense burner and then buried alive in a grave, then poor unlucky Bob is smothered in his hospital bed, Meldrum found reading him his last rites after doing the dirty deed. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Originally Peter Cushing was offered to play Father Xavier Meldrum and at the time there were some rumours that Cushing hated the script.

Pete Walker’s House of Mortal Sin follows his familiar theme of institutional hypocrisy—using extortion, sexual perversion, and giallo-esque shock murders to lampoon the church like only Pete Walker can. Things come to a boil in the finale, a strange concoction that only Walker and McGillivray could pull off. Fumbling with an A to Z as he steers, Father Bernard Cutler (Norman Eshley) drives through Richmond. Meldrum arrives, strangles Vanessa, and at Brabazon's urging, murders his mother on the pretext of a mercy killing.

Recommended on the Frank Dicaro show (XM radio), this is one of the campy horror flicks which didn't start out to be that way. I wanted to revisit some of Pete Walker's filmography because it's been over a decade since I've seen any of his '70s horror films and when they popped up in Arrow's "last chance" streaming section it was time to jog my memory. We are aware that there are films on the site that were added when the criteria for the inclusion of locations was very different from today and, as a result, there may be scenes missing from some productions. Having had a crack at the judiciary it was time for Pete Walker to turn his sights on the Catholic Church.

Bernard discovers the bodies of Terry and Vanessa and confronts Meldrum, who claims that Brabazon committed the murders out of love for him. But don't let anyone tell you that his magic touch finished with this savage attack on the hypocrisies of the Catholic church - it's worth hunting down his later works (Schizo and The Comeback), as they all display his bizarre, but entertaining, view of post 60s life. I ended up being quite impressed with this one; it's one of those horror movies that tries to be about something more than just scaring people.Die Charaktere haben mir in der gesamten Handlung gefallen, da einige schon kommisch drauf sind/oder es werden. I may have remembered some of the movies more fondly than I should have and I blame this entirely on how much I love Sheila Keith. Hearing that her friend Bernard has become a Catholic priest, Jenny attends church to seek him out but finds that the man taking confession is not Bernard, but the elderly Father Meldrum. A sadistic, wretched, corrupt, homicidal individual who probably couldn’t have been portrayed any better than what Sharp accomplished. And I haven't even mentioned we get another memorable turn from Walker regular Sheila Keith as Sharp's foreboding, eyepatch-wearing housekeeper Miss Brabazon.

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