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House Of Mortal Sin

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Fumbling with an A to Z as he steers, Father Bernard Cutler (Norman Eshley) drives through Richmond. After finding out that Meldrum tapes his confessions and uses them for blackmail, Jenny runs away (again), and is overjoyed (?

The script relies too much on mild sacrilege for its effects, instead of concentrating on more interesting aspects of religious repression. She quickly leaves, but not before telling Meldrum that her on-off boyfriend Terry recently pressured her into having an abortion. For some strange reason, I always thought this was an alternate title for House of Whipcord so I never bothered to seek it out. Valerie's mum gets fed a poisoned communion wafer, and another main character gets strangled with rosary beads. He's less than overjoyed, however, to find out about the blackmail: "Bugger the church authorities, I'm gonna sort 'im art meself!During the meeting, Jenny is shocked to discover that Meldrum taped her confession to blackmail her.

Meldrum arrives, strangles Vanessa, and at Brabazon's urging, murders his mother on the pretext of a mercy killing. Images submitted must be in Landscape orientation, as would be seen on the cinema screen, not Portrait. As she makes her way thrugh the darkened flat, she sees a crucifix flash in the darkness, and runs away - straight into the arms of Bernard and Vanessa. The story concerns a concerned young girl who goes to revelation at the local church; alas, the sexually-angry priest she acknowledges to becomes fascinated with her. It does drag a teensy bit toward the end and a couple of plot points seem a bit stretched but the final 10 minutes are actually quite unpredictable and wrap things up quite nicely.well-executed and maintains a dark interest throughout, supported by interesting performances (especially Sheila Keith as Meldrum's devoted love). Originally Peter Cushing was offered to play Father Xavier Meldrum and at the time there were some rumours that Cushing hated the script. International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. A sadistic, wretched, corrupt, homicidal individual who probably couldn’t have been portrayed any better than what Sharp accomplished.

Before resigning his position, Father Cutler consults Father Duggan (Mervyn Johns) about his feelings for Vanessa. With a wretched priest on a war path believing himself to be an avenging angel it dives into a pool of religious hypocrisy and mad mental puritan delusion. This one's got a nice oversized region 2 art insert with lovely art on the other side that can't be seen through the neat black case. Its plot concerns a deranged priest who takes it upon himself to punish his parishioners for their moral transgressions.

Please note there is paper lift at the top and a 1 1/2 inch closed tear which we have repaired with restoration tape. 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.

Walker fails to bring any sensibility, other than the merely exploitative, to the grotesque material, this must be considered pretty irredeemable stuff, even for a horror film.Having had a crack at the judiciary it was time for Pete Walker to turn his sights on the Catholic Church. One other intriguing detail caught my eye: the junior priest drove around in the rain in a car with a missing windscreen wiper; was this deliberate? Anthony Sharp is wonderful as Father Meldrum, a mad-as-a-hatter old priest who becomes obsessed with lovely Susan Penhaligon after hearing her confession.

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