Released: May 01st, 1985
Running Time: 75
Director: Lawrence T Cole
Company: Now Showing Video
Cast: Tamara Longley, Steve Drake, Gail Sterling, Mike Horner, Jill Ferrari, Cindy Carver
Critical Rating: AA
Catching the tail end of a small ac in the X-rated industry, House of Strange Desires is yet another "ghost on the loose" flick. As porn, it's average, but as drama, you're better off with The Bowery Boys Meet Bela Bugosi.
When husband and wife move into their new home ("I wonder why it was so cheap?"), the horny hijinks start immediately. Tamara Longley thinks she's getting it doggie-style from the old man, but when he walks into the room and wonders why she's on all fours and moaning for no apparent reason, it becomes apparently enough for the audience. The bulk of the film is comprised of similar interludes for both sexes, until an exorcist ('sexorcist?') is called in to rid them of their pesky problem.
Such a slim plot would have fared better with some good atmosphere. But the "spooky" house is too well lit, and the only creaks and bumps we get to hear come from a noisy shooting crew.
One notable exception occurs when Mike Horner is suddenly seized with the urge to create erotic drawings. As unseen hands guide him, the erotica flows from his pen, and it's sexier than one might expect.