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House of Pain


Canadian director Mike Hoolboom stoops to new levels of depravity and controversy in this anthology of funky sexual exploits. The four segments are filmed in black-and-white and have no dialogue, presumably to conjure the silent film era. It seems doubtful that Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin would have attempted a film like "Precious," which features a young woman masturbating against a gravestone. The second part is called "Scum" and depicts the experiments of a randy young couple. The props involved...more