The Little Details
Running Time: 68 min. (cover states 70 min.)
Production Date: 3 / 4 / 2006
Director: Alec Metro
Cast: Eva Angelina, Jenaveve Jolie, Kimberly Kane, Lexi Bardot, Phyllisha Anne, Alec Metro, Christian XXX, Johnny Castle, Marcos Leon, Mark Davis, and Tomi X in a non-sex role
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I'm not much into the goth thing, but with Halloween this seems like a good DVD to check out...
Initial Reaction: It's done okay, but not really my thing.
Who Should Watch It : Fans of goth porn
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a variety to the sex or one that lasts a reasonable about of time
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects hover around the okay mark. The audio is clear and pretty well balanced, but there are a few minor blemishes here and there. The video is presented in the full frame ratio. It has a little shaky camera work and also has some lighting inconsistencies. Much of the movie is on the dark side, which raises some problems with the grain. The technical aspects are okay, and help to give the movie a rough feel that I think it might have been purposefully going for. Sadly, it doesn't work as well for this movie as it does for many others.
Music: The music has a hard driving feel that fits the look of the movie extremely well. It varies in balance a little through the movie, but is normally very nicely balanced with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The main menu is okay, and works from a quick clip of the movie to a clip of the still with a little animation that works for the movie. The chapter menu shows a bit of effort, and lets you choose a scene based on a small clip of each scene and the name of the girl in it. There's also a star index that lets you choose a scene based on a still of the girl and her name. When you choose a girl you're given a second menu that gives you several sex choices.
The FeatureGhouls Gone Wild goes with a goth theme. Tomi X introduces each scene without really saying anything, and comes off like a bad late night TV horror show host.
|Scene 1 – Lexi Bardot and Mark Davis|
Tattooed brunette Lexi starts the opening scene off with plenty of blue makeup around her eyes in a yellow and black corset with a matching garter belt and black panties, fishnets, and knee high lace-up boots letting Mark play with her pussy at a staircase landing. She plays with herself a bit as well before dropping down to suck his cock, and then lets Mark take her from behind standing up. Lexi sucks him clean before riding him reverse cowgirl style, and even gets on all fours for him to fuck her. Finally, Mark gives Lexi a nice creamy pop around her mouth.
This is an above average scene. I really kind of dig Lexi's outfit, and she really seems to dig Mark's being on the more intense side of things. It looks like he might fuck her ass during some of the doggie action, but with the camera angles one just can't tell. Most of the camera action is well done, but it drops the ball a bit towards the end. This isn't too bad of a scene, and actually surpassed my expectations a little.
|Scene 2 – Phyllisha Anne and Christian XXX|
Phyllisha starts her scene out in thigh high boots, a pink and black corset, a pink wig, and a shitload of black stuff around her eyes strutting around in the near dark with a candle to find Christian sitting in a corner buck naked. She bends over to suck his cock before lying back on the floor and letting him spoon her. Phyllisha also gets up to ride him cowgirl style before letting Christian take her from behind against the wall. Finally Christian lets go with a nice load over Phyllisha's tongue.
This is an above average scene. Once again the camera work left a bit to be desired, and it wasn't helped out by the lower lighting. That said, Christan appears to be doing something right for Phyllisha as she throws back a few very nice smiles at him and seems to be getting into it pretty good. There's chemistry to this scene, but it just didn't do a lot for me.
|Scene 3 – Eva Angelina and Marcos Leon|
Eva starts out the third scene in some black and red fetishwear with lace-up black thigh high boots and some funky black makeup around her eyes sucking Marcos's cock as he sits on the ledge in front of a fireplace. He tongues her in return as she lies back on a couch before fucking her missionary and doggie style while mixing in a little kissing. Eva rides him reverse cowgirl style as well before lying back so Marcos can tongue her twat. He fucks her missionary style as well as letting her ride him cowgirl style before letting go with a nice pop over Eva's chest.
This is a pretty hot scene. Yes, Eva has some fucked up goth makeup, but she and Marcos really seem to be into each other. There's plenty of great looks and dirty talk between them, and a couple times I expected Eva to spontaneously combust. This might be my favorite scene in the movie.
|Scene 4 – Jenaveve Jolie and Alec Metro|
Covergirl Jenaveve starts out the penultimate scene in a silver and black corset with black stockings and Alec devouring her pussy as she lies back on a table. He moves up to start fucking her missionary style before letting her up to ride him cowgirl style. Jenaveve lets Alec fuck her from behind before dropping down to attack him orally, and then lets him go back to fucking her doggie and missionary style. Finally Alec gives her a ball blast over her pussy.
This is another okay scene. The technical aspects interfered with things a bit, including leaving the ending feeling a little chopped off. That said, Jenaveve put out plenty of energy and vocals and really pulled out all the stops. It's been quite a while since I remember seeing her this into the sex, and it definitely should have helped her earn the position of covergirl. This scene isn't free of problems, but the chemistry helps it be quite enjoyable to watch.
|Scene 5 – Kimberly Kane and Johnny Castle|
Kimberly, in a little black outfit with her hair slicked back, starts out the final scene sucking Johnny in a graveyard. He starts out standing up before lying back, and after the fool around a little lefts Kimberly ride him reverse cowgirl style. He lays her back for a little missionary work as well as fucking her doggie style. They even get in a bit of cowgirl action as they work back and forth through the positions before he pops on Kimberly's stomach.
This scene struck me as a bad home movie. The music is all fucked up, and the camera work isn't a lot better much of the time. It's so bad that at one point I was actually expecting to see Bigfoot running across in the background. I guess Alec was trying to be a little more artistic here, but it just ended up being laughably bad for me. This scene was easily the worst in the movie, and actually brought the entire movie down for me.
Ghouls Gone Wild aims for the goth crowd, of which I'm definitely not a member. It's definitely more style than substance much of the time, as Alec Metro goes for plenty of fetishwear outfits (most of which are pretty well done), low lighting situations, and funky goth makeup. There's some good chemistry in the scenes, but the action is often held back by the low lighting, creepy feeling, and below average camera work and editing. I found myself unsure whether to laugh or cry during some parts of the movie, while others, such as Eva Angelina's scene, worked surprisingly well for me. I also found myself a little unsure what Metro was going for outside of the style. The cover mentions entering ”a realm of dominance, submission, power, and pleasure”, yet the domination, submission,and power aspects never seemed to be explored and were instead tossed aside so their makeup artist could pretend to be the hostess with the mostess. In the end, I guess I'm relieved that Ghouls Gone Wild didn't last much over an hour.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for I Spy POV, Crimes of the Ass, and Latina Cum Queens. The slide show lasts about two and three quarter minutes with about six seconds per good looking full screen photo or snapshot. There's also commercials and a bonus disc of VCA's Gravest Hits.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, may of VCA's DVDs can be found online for between about $15 and $27 with a few stores offering them for under $20. If you're into goth action this one might have some good replay value for you, but others will probably want to rent it first. The sex is okay, but nothing overly special. The technical aspects are also on the weak side and there's no real extras outside of a bonus compilation DVD.
Note to VCA: The bonus DVD is a nice idea, but it doesn't make up for real extras pertaining to the movie. This is especially true when it's just a compilation DVD thrown in. Furthermore, it doesn't help anything when you actually give somebody credit for BTS in the end credits of the movie and then don't include a behind the scenes featurette on the DVD.
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