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Released: Jul 01st, 1994
Running Time: 80
Director: Wesley Emerson
Company: Video Team
Cast: Marc Wallice, Nicole London, Leena, Kelly Nichols (non sex role), Jay Ashley, Krista (V)
Critical Rating: AAA
Necessity being the Mother of Invention and all that, modest filmmaking needn't be banal as long as creativity is extant. (Ask Roger Gorman — he shot about 20 films on a few tiny sets.) Likewise, The Corner takes a simple idea and executes it well — up to a point.
Shy university girl Leena discovers that her newly-rented apartment is haunted by ghosts who inhabit one solitary corner just wide enough to swing a dead cat. (Apparently so does the ghost of Oscar Peterson, jazz fans will savor the delicious piano score by Hot Shots — Ed.)
Within these limited confines, unearthly Alex Sanders and Krista commit some sizzling sepulchral sexuality. Krista's butthole and pussy are eaten with expertise,, then, while both stand, Alex bangs her roughly from behind. The resultant vibes reach Leena and soon she's receiving a little phantom love herself in an even hotter encounter with Alex who unloads his ectoplasmic stream in her mouth.
After two scenes in such close proximity, one begins to realize that the vid literally paints itself into a corner by design, yet fails to creatively circumvent the device. (Perhaps a paralyzing claustrophobic atmosphere is the writer's intent, but I think not.) Leena's heart-to-heart in the frumpy landlady's apartment might have led to a lesbian fling if Kelly Nichols still performed hardcore, but amusing as she is, Kelly ain't that kind of gal anymore.
The next round of spectres, Marc Wallice and Heather St. Clair, go at it on a nearby couch (strangely, Leena solos in the background while bundled up in a heavy terrycloth bathrobe!) but excluding a killer facial pop shot the coverage is perfunctory. Prompting her friend Jay Ashley to experience the supernatural sensuality with wraith Nicole London, Leena dives in for a threeway that shows spirit despite it's short running time; while a capper with Krista/Leena brings out the life in afterlife.
Like a naughty schoolboy, The Corner banishes the viewer to the corner along with the cast. If there's a lesson to be learned from all of this, perhaps it's "don't bite off less than you can eschew".