Poison is a 1991 movie directed by Todd Haynes. The film was inspired by the writings of Jean Genet.
Poison tells three interwoven tales: Hero, Horror and Homo, and builds towards a cataclysmic climax. Hero, shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice. Horror, filmed like a delirious 1950s B-movie melodrama, is the gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague. Homo explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates.