The Fires Down Below starts off promising indeed. A handheld camera tracks threateningly around a Victorian sitting room while eerie tribal music plays on the soundtrack. The stillness is soon pierced by a ravishing, dark-haired beauty who enters in a sheer negligee, sits, and begins reading a book. “My life is so empty since Brian was destroyed in Viet Nam,” we hear the young woman complain in voice-over. Finally, she gets up and faces out the window with her back to the camera. She calls aloud for her lost lover, begins to get horny, and caresses herself. Unable to stand the tension any longer, she finally sits on a nearby stool, spreads her legs, and rubs her hairy muff to orgasm.