Sunday, November 23, 2008

BLACK MASS: a 1920s obscurity?

Someone on the Classic Horror Discussion Board called attention to this strange little kinky film. I'm half inclined to think that it really originates later than the silent era--in fact, with sound and color, it could easily be a 70s production--but perhaps it's a dirty little obscurity from that earlier period. Any theories? WARNING: It's definitely not work safe.

UPDATE: According to Gary L. Prange in a post on the Classic Horror Discussion Board, the clip comes from a 1928 French stag film called MESSE NOIRE.


CRwM said...

I side with fake.

There were explicitly pornographic films in the silent era, but I've never seen anything like this. Plus, there's the weird into that has a image that's clearly in color (1 second mark) and from a more modern era.

This might be real, or even made from spliced real films, but I'd need some proof before I believe it.

The Headless Werewolf said...

Yeah, that intro makes me wonder, too. In fact, could it be part of a longer, more contemporary film that I'm just not familiar with . . .?