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An anthology film set in a brothel, Bordello Death Tales incorporates three shorts by young horror directors, linked by a sinister venue: Madame Raven’s bordello. The bloodletting begins in James Eaves’ The Ripper featuring a mild-mannered psychopath. The second story, Stitch Girl, is Al Ronald’s homage to Bride of Frankenstein. The final short is Pat Higgins’ Vice Day showing how a politician has developed a way of keeping his private life away from the prying eyes of journalists. The three directors share a love of old-school portmanteau horror like the Amicus films (Tales From The Crypt)
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