Salome and The Forbidden – Short Films Review

Clive Barker’s Salome (1973) and The Forbidden (1978) – 18 + 36 minute shorts; Very creative and imaginative B&W and negative short films were we get a glimpse of the past and see where ideas for the future of Clive Barker’s film career began. Doug Bradley can be found in both, and you can rent this from Netflix.

Sexy and delicious introduction by Redemption films.

Salome is based off of Oscar Wilde writing. The dance of a frightening death that only she can bring.

From pins, nails, and sexual appetites to torment, destruction and skinning, The Forbidden is a different Faust vision.

Interview with Barker, Bradley, and Atkins at the end.

Definitely not for kids.

7/10

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