A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?

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Valerie St. John
Barry Primus ...
Jason St. John
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Julie Miller
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Sean Daniels
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Timothy
Mark Hanks ...
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Clem Persons ...
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Carla Reynolds ...
Valerie at 13
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Blake
Pamela Mellish ...
Sandra
Walt Faggerstrom ...
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George Weber ...
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Bob Mallett ...
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Clarke Reynolds ...
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A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?

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Night when the games begin and the minds dark garden is a playground for phantoms...when a tormented young woman is haunted by a silent lover, at first no more than a shadow, who explores every corner of her sexual being...when repressed fantasy is exposed and a demon plays a game of death See more »

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One of My All Time Favorites
8 September 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Cindy Pickett does a great job as Valerie, in this serious love story of sorts. She is a woman who has been raped in her youth and is still trying to overcome the trauma of the rape. She is seeking a normal life with her husband and finds it useless to attend therapy. So along comes Sean Daniels, a Welsh man, with some imaginative, erotic ideas of his own. Sean Daniels(Paul Jenkins), accent alone will arouse many a woman.

Through a combination of the gentle love, kindness, and her imagination, she resolves the dilemma. I find that this movie appeals to the romantic men and women of the world. The beauty of the bodies (both men and women) and the costumes are very arousing. I liked this movie because it proves some men do prefer small breasts, contrary to popular belief. I rate this movie a 10 out of 10 stars. I own it on VHS and have watched it at least 20 times since I first saw it in 1980 at the drive in theater.


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