Saturday, January 8, 2011
Director Freddie Francis was probably best known for his British horror films made for Hammer and Amicus studios. This one is not really horror although people get murdered by a deranged family it all plays out more like a black comedy. Almost like a classy version of the superior weirdo 60's flick SPIDER BABY. The story concerns two women, Mumsy and Nanny and their "children", Sonny and Girly. The "children" appear to be at least in their 20's and sleep in cribs like babies. Titular Girly dresses like a schoolgirl and tempts unsuspecting men back to the house of her unique family to play some bizarre games. The bad part is that there are lots of rules to follow and if they're not followed precisely the men get "sent to the angels". Worth a look for something out of the ordinary that takes the piss out of the concept of a "happy" family although it might be a bit too stuffy and English for American wankers like me. Interestingly any film prints of this were thought to be lost forever and the VHS was really obscure so it wasn't until 2004 when some version showed up on the internet that it was easily available.