A pair of sleazy soft-core p*rn creators take their models out in the middle of nowhere for a photo shoot. On the way back they get lost and end up having to stay all night at a house they had come across. What they donâ€™t know is that there is a demon stalking the area who calls this place home, and he enjoys killing anyone he comes in contact with. It becomes a long and terrifying night for our â€śheroesâ€ť and none of them may survive to see another day.
In 1986 Ronald Reagan was president, I was in the sixth grade, and my biggest worry in the world was getting home from school in time to watch â€śThe Transformers.â€ť Across the world at the time â€śEntrails of a Virginâ€ť was being filmed in Japan. I didnâ€™t see this movie until just a few days ago, which is probably a good thing because had I seen it in â€™86 I would have been traumatized for life, I believe (at least more than I already was).
Iâ€™ve seen some bizarre flicks in my lifetime but â€śEntrails of a Virginâ€ť ranks up there with the best of them. It is a fever dream-like film mixed with a soft-core p*rno. It is an odd little movie but for some reason I enjoyed it. It isnâ€™t the greatest film Iâ€™ve ever seen but I dug it mostly because it is so weird and because it is pretty much a slasher flick.
Did I mention that this movie is a little out there? Actually that is an understatement as it is way out there in left field. The film starts out with a kinky sex scene with one of the sleazy soft-core p*rn creators, the photographer, having sex with one of the models while he takes wickedly erotic pictures of the act. We also encounter an odd scene where a guy wrestles with one of the models and after performing a suplex, back breaker, pile driver, and a Boston Crab on her he puts her in the Scorpion Death Lock (or a Sharpshooter for you Bret Hart fans out there) until she pisses herself and passes out. There are tons of weird sex scenes (check out the â€ś69â€ť scene for example) and even the demon is a weird sex fiend. The demon is covered in mud and we never really get a good look at him. He has a huge dong that he uses on all of the models and he has no back-story whatsoever. We never find out where he came from or anything, but this is fine because I like that sort of â€śno explanationâ€ť thing.
The death scenes are pretty over-the-top, which is great. We have a man hit in the head with a hammer (which makes one eyeball pop out of his head); also a person is impaled with a javelin, there is a decapitation, and a very painful scene in which a woman has her guts pulled out of a certain noteworthy orifice. Needless to say there are some pretty wicked death scenes to be found here and most of them are done very well.
The only thing I didnâ€™t really like about this movie was the pace. It moves along very slowly at times and it takes it a while to get going. I think there are too many long sex scenes and the opening bit with the photo shoot drags on forever to the point that I almost skipped ahead to the next scene. I enjoy sex scenes as much as the next guy but if Iâ€™d wanted to watch ones as long as these I would have put in an actual p*rno. Had some of the scenes been trimmed down a bit it would have helped the flow of the movie dramatically.
Overall, I enjoyed â€śEntrails of a Virginâ€ť; it was a weird flick with loads of murder, soft-core sex, and fun death scenes. The ending is fairly predictable but still a little lacking at the same time. If you are looking for an old school slasher flick with an Asian spin on it then look no further; I would recommend it for a good time and a way to shock the hell out of friends or your significant other.
GUTS OF A VIRGIN 1 (ENTRAILS OF A VIRGIN) (1986) – Kazuo ‘Gaira’ Komizu