This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adrienne Barrett ...
The Gamin
Bruno VeSota ...
Rich Man (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Ben Roseman ...
Law Enforcer / Father
Richard Barron ...
Evil One
Ed Hinkle ...
Butler (as Edward Hinkle)
Lucille Rowland ...
Mother (as Lucille Howland)
Jebbie VeSota ...
Flower Girl (as Jebbie Ve Sota)
Faith Parker ...
Nightclub Dancer
Gayne Sullivan ...
Wino
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Shorty Rogers (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)
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Storyline

As the narrator invites us to explore the horrors of an insane mind, a young woman wakes from a nightmare in a cheap hotel room. We follow her through the skid-row night and encounters with an abusive husband; a wino; a pimp and the rich man he panders for; a flashback to her traumatic childhood; violence; pursuit through dark streets; dementia. Filmed in film-noir style throughout; only the narrator speaks. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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BLOOD on her hands...DOOM in her eyes... See more »


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22 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Daughter of Horror  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Narrator: The pulse of the neon light like a hammer at your brain: tormenting you, haunting you, forcing you to think, forcing you to remember your guilt, your horror; forcing you to go back, back, back, into the terror that you're trying to forget. Back through the mists of time into the graveyard where your secret lies buried from the world.
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Wig Alley
Music by Shorty Rogers
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Short but fascinating art/horror film
1 August 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Even at under an hour, this film drags a bit in the middle but has so much going for it that it has to be called a "must-see." Definitely see the dialog-free version (DEMENTIA) before you see the narrated version (DAUGHTER OF HORROR) but do see both of them because the narration by future Tonight Show co-host Ed McMahon is priceless! The jazzy score and accompanying vocal renderings accent the weird mood perfectly. The last 15 minutes in the jazz club are especially striking as music, image and pace increase to a fever pitch until the movie starts as it began. It's amazing that a film as avant garde as this actually played mainstream theaters in the 50s.


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