Reviewed by Uncle Creepy
Starring Torben Bille, Tony Eades, Anne Sparrow, Gerda Madsen, Werner Hedmann,
Directed by Vidal Raski
Distributed by Severin Films
Every now and again a movie comes along that’s so strange … so bizarre … so unclassifiable that when it comes to reviewing it, I just kind of sit here dumbfounded and at a loss for words. Severin Films’ release of the 1974 dwarfsploitation clasSICK The Sinful Dwarf is just one of those movies. Please bear with me as I try my hardest to do this mind-bending slice of sadistic cinema justice!
The Sinful Dwarf tells the story of a disturbed little man named Olaf (Bille) who either captures or lures young women to the boarding house owned by his aging mother, and together the duo drug the women and force them to be a part of their white sex slavery ring. Things are going just great for our gruesome twosome until a young newlywed couple willingly move into the building because it’s all they can afford. Of course Olaf and Mommy think this fetching young bride (Sparrow, in her final film appearance) would net them a pretty penny, and before you know it, she’s shot up with heroin, stripped naked, and chained to the wall waiting for a sleazy john to have his way with her. Can her hubby uncover the truth about what’s going on at the boarding house and save his wife before she’s lost to him forever?
That’s your story in a nutshell, and the movie is even more depraved than my synopsis would have you believe. I shit you not, The Sinful Dwarf is a movie so vile you’ll feel dirty while you watch it. It’s a cesspool of near porn-like rape, torture, and degradation. Everything from the music to the subject matter is an all-out assault not only on your senses but on good taste itself! If you can make it through the full ninety-six-minute runtime, you’re either slightly depraved yourself, or you’re a glutton for punishment. That being said — I loved it and cannot recommend this flick enough!
Severin Films has lovingly slid this atrocity out onto DVD, and when they first made their announcement that they were doing so, fan response was immediate. One such reaction is the basis for the film’s only featurette, the ten-minute long bit called The Severin Controversy. In it we meet John Severin as he travels to Arlington, Virgina, to visit two friends who wrote in imploring the company not to release this movie. These dudes say the film scarred them for life and to this day they wake up screaming as a result. Talk about entertainment! This is nothing short of a mus-see. Add on the trailer and a couple of radio spots, and we’re done.
You’ve been warned. The Sinful Dwarf is out there for public consumption. No more searching for bootlegs or importing DVDs. You can order it just by clicking below if you so choose. Just don’t come crying to us if you, too, end up having your psyches crushed. This is not for everyone. Hell, this is barely for anyone. But if you’re looking for a bit of Seventies style perversion, brother, you just hit jackpot! Un-fucking-real.
3 out of 5 I think.
2 1/2 out of 5
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