Poison (1991)

Poison (1991)

Director Todd Haynes

Writer Jean Genet (inspired by the novels of Jean Genet with quotations from "Miracle of the Rose", "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Thief's Journal"), Todd Haynes

Genre Drama, Horror, Romance

Year 1991

Actors Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Anne Giotta

IMDB : 6.5 (2,555 votes)


Description 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.


  • slinky vagabond 2017-01-24 14:54:12
    Why is this film so hard to get hold of?
  • Ben Grieve 2016-08-19 23:53:23
    How can a film from 1991 be the best of 1989?
  • onejjj 2016-03-01 05:45:17
    Yep disturbing but seems interesting
  • Jake Rutigliano 2016-02-21 04:06:51
    Exciting and disturbing. Probably the first NC-17 rated film I have seen. (Or at least what I have seen in this trailer)
  • deloreanized 2016-01-05 16:29:14
    Thanks for uploading this! One question: who wrote this instrumental track (for the trailer)? I assume it's not an original theme for the movie. It sounds like Bauhaus or The Church, even The Sound. Any idea? Thanks!

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