House of Whipcord is the 1974 British horror film. Model Anne-Marie meets a young man named Mark, who invites her to his home. However, it turns out to be a trap and is actually a makeshift prison run by his mother Margret. She is a former reform school employee fired for charges of brutality. Anne-Marie tries to escape, only to be executed by the matron. Her friend, Julia, notices that something is amiss and decides to find her. Will she learn the truth about Anne-Marie’s disappearance?
This is very similar to American women in prison flicks, only it’s not played for titillation. In fact, the head of the prison, Margret punishes women for being “loose.” Still, it’s not a bad film, and the dedication seems more ironic since the harsh justice portrayed in the movie is seen as a bad thing. There are some unfortunate implications as a blind person would not be as easily duped as Margret’s husband. Although he does manage to find out the truth on his own. Honolulu horror fans should watch this movie.
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