When I posted about the oddball/disgusting 1973 Danish cinematic trash epic known as The Sinful Dwarf last year, I started off with the disclaimer that I felt kinda bad for inflicting such a messed-up movie onto our (mostly) unsuspecting and innocent readers, for The Sinful Dwarf is something that, once seen, cannot be unseen.
Here’s a brief synopsis via IMDB:
“Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to keep the addict girls happy so they do not try and escape. A young couple move into the house and the evil landlords take a liking to the female.”
The heroin comes in teddy bears (via a sleazy crook who calls himself “Santa Claus”) and the former showgirl mother—who was burned in a tragic accident the same year her weird lil’ boy was born—is as David Lynch by way of early John Waters (and Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) as it gets, with a hefty dollop of Little Edie from Grey Gardens thrown in for good measure. This shit is out there. Even people who quite enjoy especially sick 70s exploitation fare might draw the line with The Sinful Dwarf.
It’s difficult to find a sleazier, more viscerally disgusting film than The Sinful Dwarf. I’m not entirely sure that one even exists. If you decide to press play on this “trash compactor” supercut of The Sinful Dwarf below, you do so at your own risk and entirely of your own free will. Sure, I might be the one standing before you with this shit sandwich on a silver platter, but unless you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you’re sure that you want to see something existing someplace within a fucked up cinematic continuum midway between the sleaziest, ugliest, most misogynistic 70s porn and Joel Reed’s repellent 1975 grindhouse “classic” Blood Sucking Freaks, it’s all on you. DO NOT GO THERE.
ONE MORE TIME BEFORE YOU HIT PLAY: The Sinful Dwarf is not safe for work unless you actually want your coworkers to think you’re totally insane and enjoy talking to HR about “those videos” you’ve been watching in the office. This the kind of thing they might have security escort you off the premises for. You have been thoroughly warned, have you not?
Having digested that, you are now no doubt burping it back up with great distress. Allow me to introduce you to… the Sinful Dwarf plush toy from those sick bastards at Severin Films, who acknowledge that it’s “one of the most immoral toys ever released” and that:
THIS TOY IS NOT FOR CHILDREN.
Olaf giggles and talks when his belly is rubbed. Anyone who gives one of these fucking toys to a child should be investigated by child welfare authorities STAT.
The Sinful Dwarf doll is available to order from the www.severin-films.com store and can also be ordered as a bundle with the Blu-ray and a bundle with the Blu-ray and a T-shirt.