Starring Dino Fantini, Jeanne Fontaine, Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Conrad Brooks. Cinematography by William C. Thompson. Music by Manuel Francisco. Written, Produced and Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Ed Wood's hard-boiled murder thriller about a deviant sex addict's obsession with the "smut" photos shot at the pornography studio where he works. The sexy photos transform him into a raving maniac with an insatiable lust to kill! And kill he does - murdering the models in the smut photos, one by one.
"Wood got to direct his screenplay this time for Headliner producer Roy Reid. Detectives Keene Duncan and Duke Moore attempt to smash the 'smut picture racket' run by real-life stripper Jean Fontaine, in her only known screen role. With Dino Fantini as sex-crazed killer Dirk Williams. Also starring Carl Anthony, Jeanne Willardson, acting teacher Harry Keatan, Harvey Dunne, Reed Howes and Betty Boatner. No editor is credited, but Wood said he cut it. The Jake's Pizza Joint sequence was from Wood's unfinished ROCK N' ROLL HELL, also known as HELLBORN. A sequel was written to feature the two detectives again, but Keene Duncan couldn't film due to prior commitments."
A Headliner Production - Originally Released Dec. 8, 1960
The Sinister Urge
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