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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 »

Director:

Todd Verow

Writers:

Dennis Cooper (novel), Jim Dwyer | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gunther Michael Gunther ... Dennis
Craig Chester ... Henry
Michael Stock Michael Stock ... Uhrs
Raoul O'Connell Raoul O'Connell ... Kevin
Jaie Laplante ... Julian
Parker Posey ... Ferguson
James Lyons James Lyons ... Gypsy Pete
Alexis Arquette ... Punk (victim #3)
Michael Waite ... Gary
Alyssa Wendt Alyssa Wendt ... Susan
Mark Ewert Mark Ewert ... Young Dennis / Jan (victim #1) / Young Boy in park (victim #4)
Dustin Schell Dustin Schell ... Snuff Photographer
Michael Wilson Michael Wilson ... Party Goer
Paul B. Riley Paul B. Riley ... Party Goer
Donald Mosner Donald Mosner ... Party Goer
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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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Somatikes erevnes See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A B-movie not at all as described in the comments
2 June 2009 | by true9999See all my reviews

I make it a general rule to dismiss any comment by someone using "trangressive" somewhere in the review.

Folks I braced myself for a horrible, bloody, unredeeming movie and came away underwhelmed. Frankly, there is no gore and there is less blood in the entire movie than one sees in the first 3 minutes of any slasher film.

The only reason to rate this movie low is because it is a B-movie with cheap production values and some wooden acting. Other than that, it managed to keep my interest throughout the entire film.

I cannot believe people would boo this film. That is absurd. If the characters were straight, no one would have a problem. But the main characters are gay and all of a sudden, we now have "social commentary" instead of just mindless entertainment.

Except for some male frontal nudity, this movie could be shown on network TV, although late-night.

For those that believe all gay movies should be affirming, this movie is not for you. For those that are looking for yet another gay romantic comedy with lots of eye candy and bad acting, well there is some eye candy and bad acting, but not much romance or humor.

It's not the greatest movie, it has flaws, but I didn't come away feeling as if I totally wasted my time watching it.

Ignore the prudes. See the movie. Make up your own mind. You will be shocked at how mild this movie is given the strange plot and subject matter.


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