Thursday, August 27, 2009

Private Parts (1972)


After having a falling out with her promiscuous roommate. Cheryl decides to pack up her belongings and reluctantly makes a break for the big city.  But not, before she double crosses her old roomie, and takes all the money that she had stolen from her parents to fund their trip. Leaving her almost penniless.

Cheryl recalls her Aunt Martha owning a modest hotel in the city. So she decides to pay her a visit, unaware that the hotel happens to be inhabited by very peculiar house guests. From a sexually deviant priest with an impressive shrine dedicated to his gay lover, to a mysterious photographer, who's dark room resides in the hotel's basement. (Even Aunt Martha has some of her own unique hobbies.)

Cheryl eventually lets her curiosity for the bizarre hotel get the better of her, and when finally given the opportunity to examine the various rooms unhindered by the presence of her aunt. She snatches the master keys and begins to do a little exploring.

The quirky tenants are nothing compared to the secrets waiting to be unearthed.

In Conclusion :

The film builds ample tention, and the musical score only suceeds in making the viewers heart race.
This under appreciated film was directed by Paul Bartel of (Eating Raoul and Deathrace 2000 fame) the humor is dark and sleazy and the fetish tinged photographer's apartment are one of the many things worth mentioning about this movie.

It's a personal favorite!

Screen Captures: (All Screen Caps are taken by me, please do not use without my permission.)

1 comment:

Phantom of Pulp said...

Very underappreciated classic. Easily Bartel's best.