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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 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 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

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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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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um, sure...
23 October 2002 | by deathrockgrrlSee all my reviews

I really don't see how anyone that hasn't read the book could possibly really understand what this film is supposed to be about. The character development was pretty weak, making me constantly wonder *why* the characters were doing what they were doing... and never getting an answer. And the acting really didn't help either. It was just... well, bad. It made the characters look cheap and one dimensional. Dialogue was spoken as if it was the actors' first times going over the script. You know, porn-like. I really don't get why people act like this was such a disturbing movie... I was bored throughout mostly the entire thing. If the characters had been straight, it may very well have been just another late night HBO erotic thriller.

If I had to guess, I'd say this film was made solely to shock, not to actually tell a really quite interesting story written by a brilliant author.


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