Rocker Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, play domestics embroiled in very murky, aristocratic family doings in this purportedly satirical disaster, based on Patrick McGrath's novel The Grotesque.
Styler also acted as producer, relegating herself to the
onscreen role of peripheral kitchen drudge Doris, while her eminent spouse preens his way through the most ambisexual servant romp since Michael York offered SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. Sting revels in the malevolence of the role and misses no opportunity to disrobe and display his still-buff
physique. The great Gothic director James Whale knew what to do with blackly comic material like this -- just look at BRID...