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CONFESSIONS OF AN OPIUM EATER
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CONFESSIONS OF AN OPIUM EATER

OPIUM EATER has the claustrophobic intensity of a fever dream. People are caged, beaten, drugged, and disappear through secret passageways, trapdoors and sewers. As Vincent Price descends into a miasmic, opium-induced stupor, he’s lead on a chase through a seemingly endless procession of twisting corridors and underground rivers. Spouting a steady stream of pulpy philosophical platitudes, his nightmare culminates in a whole hallucinatory five minute sequence shot entirely in slow motion. One of the most strangely poetic and unnervingly fatalistic pieces of genre exploitation ever made. (Tommy Swenson)

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