Great fun twisted necro tinged roughie shenanigans
My favourite roughie so far, Unwilling Lovers is quite a grotesque treat. Zebedy Colt plays Timmy a ten year old in an adult body, with a talent for mimicry, parental issues and a violent love for poontang, a treat to watch. Like Sex Wish, Colt has a bit of an Adam Sandler thing going on, here he combines childlike innocence with bursts of anger and overheard dirty talk to truly weird effect, flipping between states with freakish unpredictability and even an odd edge of sympathy, with glasses, geeky looks and a good amount of in out action he rules the screen. Which is not to say that other performers are ineffective, in fact everyone puts in a solid show. Jody Maxwell is all kinds of likable as the nominal heroine of the piece and even provides an whisper of morality, offering at least a bit of resistance at her boyfriend plying Timmy with booze and pot and luring him into a threesome (in a totally spiffing scene of mondo political incorrectness). Then there are cameos for Terri Hall, Annie Sprinkle and CJ Laing as various victims, and Rod Dumont as good natured horndog Charlie, rocking lovable sleaze and a cool moustache. The sex isn't all that exciting (though breasts and bushes are all the sort you just want to smother in), but generally has a fun voyeuristic aspect (Timmy likes to watch!) and there's a smattering of necro shenanigans as well (cause dead chicks don't say no). Production values are dirt poor, meaning that the film does lack a punch in its murders, but Colt's committed performance and the overall demented atmosphere carry the day. The whole thing is underpinned by Milligan styled family values, moments of morality or even sober human interaction can be counted on one hand, tight focus on the characters and (mostly) backwoods setting and regular sex make for a lurid, squirm making intensity that frequently spikes to really rather powerful effect, this one can actually compete quite nicely with any non porn psycho-dramatic shocker of the era, not through any great artistry but sheer madness and purity of intent. The music does a sweet job too, with children chanting nursery rhymes at depraved moments to good effect. Plus, and this is never something to shake a stick at, for all the disturbance Unwilling Lovers is steeped in pure entertainment, not just the necrophile retard aspect (cause nobody doesn't like necrophile retards, right?) but the dialogue, the frank perversion, its all so perfectly late 70's off world evil and crazy it can't help being a delight. By any regular standards I'm not sure this can be qualified as even good, but what can I say, I loved it. 8/10 from me, but its probably perverts only stuff.
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