Little Deaths

January 3, 2011 0 By Fans
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Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.7/10 (923 voted)

Sean Hogan

Stars: Scott Ainslie, Mike Anfield, James Anniballi

Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.

Writers: Andrew Parkinson, Simon Rumley


Scott Ainslie

Middle Aged John

Mike Anfield


James Anniballi


Kate Braithwaite


Daniel Brocklebank


Tommy Carey


Errol Clarke

Frank's Accomplice

Luke de Lacey

Richard Gull

Christopher Fairbank


Brendan Gregory

Dr. Reece

Oliver Guy-Watkins

Dealer's Client

Siubhan Harrison

Victoria Gull

Amy Joyce Hastings


Phoenix James

Club Security

Jodie Jameson


Experimentation … Revenge … All Part of Life's Twisted Games …

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

Did You Know?


Shown at Leeds International Film Festival (November 2011) as the full, uncut directors' cut.

User Review

Sex, Violence, Guilt and Revenge

Rating: 7/10

This is a collection of 3 short films that loosely touch on their
subjects of rather twisted stories about sex and death. I guess "Little
Deaths" is a good title for the movie considering that the French use
these words as a metaphor for orgasm. So the title fits each short in
this collection.

It starts off with the shortest of the three movies entitled "House and
home" which could fit into any horror anthology. The plot is paper-thin
and revolves around a twisted rich and religious couple that lures
homeless girls in for their sick pleasure but obviously messed with the
wrong girl here. Honestly, this short is not too special… at first
the couples dysfunctionality and the hints on their elitist
self-conception seemed interesting (with the twist ending it could
serve as a kind of class war metaphor) but it just leads nowhere. What
still keeps this interesting is the great visuals and the performance
of the actress playing the homeless girl. The shots of her on the bed
are unmatched throughout the rest of the movie.

Second is a pretty strange short about Nazi Doctor experiments, a drug
made from the semen harvested from a poor human lab rat fed with human
kidneys and a junkie prostitute trying a rehab on the new drug and
regretting it. This one is rather on the gritty side visually, throws
in some esoteric elements and hints on the connection of all characters
involved and how the drug makes the users see the truth when being
touched. Its driven by the rather sick central idea and the images of
the human lab rat but ultimately falls apart with a "twist" ending that
make no sense at all and ruined the whole thing for me because there's
unconnected dots all over the place. The sexual element in this story
feels squeezed into the plot for the sake of it, so the whole story
feels forced and fake and definitely is the weakest link in this

Third off is Simon Rumleys bit entitled "Bitch". This one is a rather
bleak drama about sexual perversion, power play and dependency. Dogs
play a dominant role in the plot, so the title has some irony to it.
The look of this part is also on the gritty side, playing a lot with
tints which are overused but work well in some key scenes. Like "Red,
white and blue" this is rather a character study culminating in a
revenge that ends with no winners at all. Definitely the best of all
three with a great and high impact finale that benefits from the
perfect choice of music.

Usually these anthology movies fall apart but despite some flaws I can
sure recommend it for Rumleys bit as well as for the great
cinematography and acting of the first "House and Home" part. So check
it out if you are into the twisted stuff where drama meets horror.