Lust-feeding, violent and exotic life of the African slave trade, heroes with abnormally large penises, gay sidekicks into heavy sadomasochism, whips, knives, murderous mulatto harem girls – yes, we’re having a heatwave and there’s no time better for another pulp fiction masterpiece by the one and only Lance Horner. “The Mahound” tells the story of Baron Roderick Mahound, “fighter, womanizer, slaver, adopted brother of a Sultan, victim of magic who lived as most men would want to live if they had enough of the Devil in them”. After being knocked senseless by a blond Adonis in a brothel in Glasgow, he wakes up on board a ship sailing for the Dark Continent. To provide perverse entertainment for the captain, the two troublemakers are forced to strip totally naked and to fight each other using whips: ”Slowly, his hands a-tremble, Tim reached up into the cupboard and took down two long braided lashes which were coiled and tied into thick circles. Handling them as gingerly as red-hot pieces of iron, he carried them to the table and laid them down on the green baize top. Captain Spark’s finger pointed to the strands of rawhide which tied each one and Tim untied them, whereupon Sparks uncoiled one of the whips and snapped it out full length. It was about six feet long, tapering from a handle-grip half as round as a man’s wrist to a thin end, little more than a cord in diameter. He snapped it again, this time with more force, making it crack like a pistol, and then threw it on the floor where it coiled itself like a snake”.
Who will win, Roderick Mahound or Tim the Adonis? What will happen later when Roderick, “sweating in his nakedness”, reaches the kingdom of Sa’ags where “adder-slim boys with bee-sting lips” compete for his attention with curvaceous harem girls? Will Tim get murdered or merely tortured? How will it all end?
The music is produced by the always reliable Roland Kluger in Germany.