Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Entrails of a Virgin (1986) Review

It Will Tear Your Insides Out!

Entrails of a Virgin
Entrails of a Virgin is a film from the pinku eiga subgenre of "splatter-eros," which as you have probably guessed is a combination of gore and softcore porn.  It's essentially a slasher/horror/softcore hybrid, and of course it's Japanese.  Who else would make these movies?  Ok, maybe the Italians.

In order to produce a film which relies on sex and violence as the selling points, the plot doesn't need to be complex.  You just need naked girls and a monster.  In this case, the monster is supposed to be a "demon" or something, but really it's just some guy covered in mud with a huge penis...  I guess I should explain a little.

After a photo shoot in a remote mountain location, the photographer, his boss, the assistant and three female models get stranded in the woods when a thick fog rolls in.  As they are slowly driving down a back road through this fog they hit a man who is covered in mud, but after a quick search they can't find any sign of him so they continue on.  The fog becomes too thick to continue traveling and they need a place to stay for the night.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, they come upon a deserted house and break in.

Two of the men are absolute scumbags and manipulate the girls into having sex to further their careers.  Promises are made that if the girls give up the goods, the photographer and his boss will make them into stars.  I'm pretty sure that was just pillow talk but I will never know because the mud-covered man-demon starts killing everybody.  Well, he kills the men outright but he pleasures the ladies with his huge, infernal phallus and then he kills them too.  I told you there wasn't much of a plot.  Sex and gore, that's what this movie is all about.

Because this is a Japanese movie, genitals cannot be shown and so they are fogged over which I'm sure will disappoint western audiences.  As a result of this blurring of the good parts, the sex scenes have a tendency to drag on as extended dry-humping moan fests.  Also, the gore isn't that great.  It's not exactly original and includes your standard decapitations, hanging hooks and hammers to heads, but there is a scene where a crazy woman pleasures herself with a severed arm which I thought was interesting.  It made me smile anyway.  Overall, I thought Entrails of a Virgin was a pretty damn entertaining film, but you don't have to take my word for it... (that's a "Reading Rainbow" reference)

Violence/Gore Rating:  3.5 or maybe a 4 out of 5
Booby Rating:  Without a doubt, 5 out of 5  - Click to see who gets naked and how many nude scenes.