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Frisk (1995)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 22 March 1996 (USA)
A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence, sexuality, and the imagination. Dennis, the main character, whose ... See full summary »

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Michael Gunther ...
Dennis
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Henry
Michael Stock ...
Uhrs
Raoul O'Connell ...
Kevin
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Julian
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Ferguson
James Lyons ...
Gypsy Pete
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Punk (victim #3)
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Gary
Alyssa Wendt ...
Susan
Mark Ewert ...
Young Dennis / Jan (victim #1) / Young Boy in park (victim #4)
Dustin Schell ...
Snuff Photographer
Michael Wilson ...
Party Goer
Paul B. Riley ...
Party Goer
Donald Mosner ...
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A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence, sexuality, and the imagination. Dennis, the main character, whose lead we follow on this path between what is real and what we can only hope is surreal. His friends attempt to determine if he's truly a psychopath. The story, is told in the form of a succession of ritual-like murders, comes to life through the letters he writes to his sometime lover and best friend Julian and the object of his desire, Julian's younger brother, Kevin. The film is set in an erotic world of sado-masochism and portrays the sexual appetites of a young man for whom killing and engorging the victim become the ultimate thrill. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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violent, perverted, immoral...I love it!
12 July 1999 | by (santa cruz, ca) – See all my reviews

The flip side to optimistic, hopelessly naive, queer-positive films like "Beautiful Thing", in fact this movie could be called "ugly thing". This movie shows the dark side of human sexuality in all people, not just gay ones. With a great book as source material, an awesome cast, and a terrific score by Coil (the greatest), this movie has everything going for it, even if those uptight queens at the SF gay and lesbian film festival booed it off the screen. Anyway, this isn't a movie for mainstream audiences, whether they be homophobic heteros or gay yuppies. There is a plot to this movie but it doesn't seem to be that important, taking a back seat to the striking visuals and twisted eroticism on the screen. Snuff films, bondage, violent sexual mutilation, and brother-to-brother incest are just a few of the trangressive delights in this film. Performances of note include Parker Posey who makes an extended cameo as a wild-eyed serial killer and Raoul O'Connell who is notable only because he is hot, hot, hot!


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