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The Bloody Brood (1959)

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Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Lord ...
Ron Hartmann ...
Francis (as Ronald Hartman)
Ron Taylor ...
Dave (as Ronald Taylor)
Robert Christie ...
Detective McLeod
Bill Brydon ...
Studs (as William Brydon)
Michael Zenon ...
Anne Collins ...
A Model (as Ann Collinges)
George Sperdakos ...
Sammy Sales ...
Carol Starkman ...
Blonde Neighbor
Kenneth Wickes ...
Paul the Poet
Lloyd Jones
William R. Kowalchuk ...
Roy (as William Kowalchuk)


Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

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Your shocked eyes will see it... your stunned mind won't believe it... Never before... has vice and violence struck with such frightening force!


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Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

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One of my favorite exploitation films, a true beatnik classic
13 May 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Beatsploitation has long been one of my favorite subgenres of exploitation. "A Bucket of Blood" is the classic, but there's plenty of other enjoyably wrong headed examples out there, such as this insane time capsule. These films had nothing to do with the actual Beat Generation, and were made to capitalize on everyones fear that Kerouac and Ginsberg were actually bloodthirsty communists. The best exploitation films are the ones that take their subject and have a field day with them, with little to no pretense towards accuracy or good taste, just the desire to pander to their audience's worst fears. In other words, take your subject and go completely over the top with it.

Dull romantic leads Jack Betts and Barbara Lord are top billed, but the film grinds to a halt whenever they're on camera. Much more impressive is Peter Falk as the psychotic Beatnik mobster. Both deadpan and deranged, its one of the most entertaining performances in exploitation films. Ron Hartmann, as Falk's sidekick Francis, gives a hilariously campy portrayal as an artist. "The Bloody Brood", as you can probably gather, features nothing in the way of subtlety, but is a lot of fun. (7/10)

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