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House of Whipcord
If someone named Mark DeSade fool you up at a party but denies knowing
who DeSade is, he's certainly not one to trust, especially if he
immediately invites you into the countryside to meet his family.
However, if Ann-Marie had not trusted, we would not have seen this
English psychological horror of 1974 written and directed by Pete
Walker active in those years in horror and exploitation and scripted by
"House of Whipcord" is a film that has several narrative flaws, a clear
low budget and a title, which only partially reflects what we see. But
despite these defects it is a pleasant vision that opens with an ironic
overlay written "This film is dedicated to those who are disturbed by
today's moral codes and who are eagerly awaiting the return of corporal
and capital punishment". A dark film, well shot and acted, focused on
the repression of youth by the authorities.
Ann-Marie French model gives in to the flattery of the daring Mark
DeSade, who brings her immediately to his parents who live in a huge
house, in the countryside. Mrs. Wakehurst and her husband Bailey,
former judgy now a little stupid, actually manage an improper prison in
which they hold girls who have been guilty of "crimes" against morals.
Mrs. Wakehurst's goal, the former director of a prison that ended in a
scandal, is not to re-educate them, but to kill them, in the dark of
her husband who continues to issue sentences. This couple, in part
grotesque, whips the disobedient girls and gets help from a series of
petty stooges. The arrival of Ann-Marie, who tries with every means to
escape, upsets the activity, getting a kind of journalist and the real
police force arrive on the spot.
The beginning with a girl who is rescued by a truck driver in the dark
and the subsequent glam moments, ignites the attention, but as said
some moments too tight and the little violence compared to what the
title promised, dampen a little 'result.
Cast of great quality with Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Ann Michelle,
Sheila Keith, all famous faces of the cinema and English TV of the