House of Whipcord details
|Starring:||Patrick Barr, Barbara Markham, Ann Michelle, Ray Brooks, Penny Irving, Sheila Keith|
|Genres:||Drama, Horror, Thriller|
|Studio:||ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||What the?!, WTF?|
House of Whipcord
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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House of CardboardBy Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 26 Feb 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]An early British stab at exploitation and one to avoid at all costs. A really crappy and cheap Hammer House of Horror feel to the whole thing. Dire acting, lighting, sets - well everything really! Anyone hoping for a few bdsm thrills will be sorely disappointed. Pitiful.
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house of wtfBy mjacks (22 reviews) , 26 Feb 2013no what a shocker in a bad sense, really bad film in all sense of the word and not worth your time or effort.
ECCENTRIC BRITISH HORRORBy screamingskull (6 reviews) , 08 Feb 2013Classic title for an exploitation horror movie which in its day may of raised a few eyebrows but alas now all seems rather dated. The lighting in movie was almost non existent but maybe it was due to budget or use of natural light to add to a more sombre mood. Who knows. I actually enjoyed it as it transported me back to the 70's which was the 'Hey-day' of horror. Yes it all looks rather cheap and camp, but the film is a memorable one at that, whether good or bad. The decision is yours for the taking!
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Cool title, saddly datedBy brokenking (268 reviews) from Bristol , 16 Aug 2012Its good to see that Britain did make attempts to get in on the Exploitation genre (and the sub-genre of Women in Prison). The makers manage to come up with a cool title and simple & small idea that meant they could keep down the costs and I imagine keep total creative control. Their neat idea is helped in no small by Shelia Keith as one of the guards. So where does it all fall down? Well, simply put its old and there have been better efforts made, both at the time and since. See it for Keith's performance, everything else is kind of old hat. Shame.
Let downBy borusa (5 reviews) , 05 Aug 2012I started off thinking this was an unintentionally funny film that was just worth watching for a laugh but I suppose there is a kind of social commentary running through it .
However Clockwork Orange this isn't.
I recall some publicity for this film back in the day in a certain men's magazine in which the undeniably gorgeous Penny Irving wore about the same amount of clothes as she does in the movie.
Penny brightens up every scene she is in but cannot really act for toffee.
House of Poor LightingBy Kusanagiguy (101 reviews) from London , 13 Jun 2012This is one of those exploitation films where you know what your going into but the conclusion here was so bleak I was left stunned.
When it comes to women in prison films theres a distinct formula they follow and you either enjoy them or you don't and Im usually someone who quite enjoys them.
I knew nothing of this film but from the description it appeared to fit the formula the only difference this time (for me at least) was that it was British, that should have been my first clue.
This was not the titilation that I expected instead being far more grimy and mean spirited and for the most part I really enjoyed it (says a lot about me really)
Unfortunatly this film does not have the best production values with many of the scenes shot in the dark with poor lighting it's can be hard to make out what is happening. Along with some poor audio muffled voices really ruin the enjoyment.
This is not an easy film to like and I can understand why there are so many bad reviews for this feature but I for one liked it.