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Director: Emilio Vieyra
Maurico de Ferraris
Label: Something Weird Video
Sex, drugs, and a rubber monster mask in another Argentinean rarity from EMILIO VIEYRA, the director of The Curious Dr. Humpp!
A couple making out on a beach at night see a creepy figure ("Man, he’s spooky looking!") dump the body of a woman with a syringe protruding from her bloody breast: "All this is the work of a sadist!" Driving his Porsche back home, the creepy figure is actually a guy in a booga-booga rubber mask and pair of claws. He enters his beach house and immediately wakes up naked, stoned Louisa who passionately kisses his rubber lips as he feels up her breast. Then he plays his organ.
Preying upon the "swingers" who frequent a local nightclub (complete with a stony-faced lesbian, Dr. Humpp’s GLORIA PRAT stripping to bongos, and two swishy queers), Rubber Face lures babes with his own haunting theme song, turns them into love-slaves with heroin, and slobbers all over them while still wearing that stupid monster mask.
The police try to discover Rubber Face’s identity by giving Louisa some LSD which, of course, is always a good thing to give victims of a sex crime, especially those hooked on heroin. She tells ’em Rubber Face is "a real man, so groovy, a whole man. He’s the only man I can adore..." The police beg to differ: "It’s obvious we’re dealing with a paranoic! A sick person who’s gone beyond control!"
After more bodies are found with syringes plunged in their breasts, the abundant Miss Prat (who, because of a mistranslation, is listed in the credits as "associate producer") is finally lured on a date with Rubber Face whose identity turns out to be... oh. That guy...
Though not as over-the-top and delirious as The Curious Dr. Humpp (but, hell, what is?), there’s still nothing quite like watching naked young women making it with a guy in a Halloween mask. (It also gives new meaning to the expression "wearing a rubber.")
Filmed in ten days in 1965 on a beach in Paraguay, and titled Placer Sangriento in Argentina, this was first released in the U.S. as Deadly Organ in 1967 (complete with a psychedelic ad campaign), then rereleased as Feast of Flesh (on a double bill with Night of the Bloody Apes!) which shouldn’t be confused with Brad Grinter’s shot-in-Florida Flesh Feast (starring Veronica Lake and Hitler).
From the 35mm "Turned-On-and-Tuned-In!" rerelease negative. Syringe not included. -- Frank Henenlotter