Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Poison (1991)

Rating:NC-17
Genre:Drama, Horror
Release Date:April 5, 1991
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Anne Giotta, Lydia Lafleur
Director:Todd Haynes
Producer:Brian Greenbaum
Writer:Jean Genet, Todd Haynes
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Description: This film has become infamous thanks to the efforts of the Rev. Donald Wildmon, who publicly questioned the fact that NEA dollars were spent on this filth. While Wildmon's point was certainly overstated, this debut feature from Todd Haynes is quite disturbing. The Poison in question is sex, and its toxic effects are explored in three segments which have been shuffled together like a deck of cards. Hero is a pseudo-documentary about a seven-year-old boy who shoots his father and then ascends into the sky. Horror is a mad-scientist story filmed like a Roger Corman B-movie. The scientist in question has managed to distill the essence of the human sex drive into a test tube. When he inadvertently drinks it, he turns into a leprous monster, terrorizing the city. Homo is a gay love story set in a prison. All three segments are based on the writings of Jean Genet.~ John Voorhees, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks