Similarly to Jess Franco’s film Venus in Furs, this has nothing to do with the classic book of the same name. It’s probably just using the name of a controversial book to suggest that this movie teetering on the edge of taboo. The only thing taboo here are gross shots from within an actual slaughterhouse. The rest of the movie is a confusing murder mystery revolving around a secret scientific process that is being sought by various unconnected characters. The Haitian setting is ugly. The story is boring, confusing and, in the end, not really worth watching.