Poison (1991)

DramaHorrorScience Fiction

Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the black and white "Horror," a scientist isolates the elixir of human sexuality, drinks it, and becomes a festering, contagious murderer; a female colleague who loves him tries to help, to her peril. In "Homo," a prisoner in Fontenal prison is drawn to an inmate whom he knew some years before, at Baton juvenile institute, and whose humiliations he witnessed. This story is told in dim light, except for the bright flashbacks.

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Viooz Score: 6/10 from 23 votes
Release Date: 1991-04-05
Status: Released
Run time: 85 min / 1:25
Production Studio : Poison L.P.
Production Country: United States of America

Poison Casts

Edith Meeks
as Felicia Beacon
Millie White
as Millie Sklar
Buck Smith
as Gregory Lazar
Anne Giotta
as Evelyn McAlpert
John Leguizamo
as Chancho
Susan Norman
as Nancy Olsen

Poison Crew

Directing Todd Haynes Director
Writing Todd Haynes Writer
Writing Jean Genet Writer
Art Kelly Reichardt Property Master
Production Christine Vachon Producer
Camera Maryse Alberti Director of Photography
Editing Todd Haynes Editor
Editing James Lyons Editor
Sound James Bennett Original Music Composer