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Release Date:
8 December 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A compulsive killer strikes terror...in every woman's heart See more »
Plot:
A flunky for a porno movie ring starts murdering the smut films' lead actresses. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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hysterical See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kenne Duncan ... Lt. Matt Carson
Duke Moore ... Sgt. Randy Stone (as James 'Duke' Moore)
Jean Fontaine ... Gloria Henderson
Carl Anthony ... Johnny Ryde
Dino Fantini ... Dirk Williams
Jeanne Willardson ... Mary Smith
Harvey B. Dunn ... Mr. Romaine

Reed Howes ... Police Inspector
Fred Mason ... Officer Kline
Vic McGee ... Syndicate man
Harry Keaton ... Jaffe (as Harry Keatan)
Conrad Brooks ... Connie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vickie Baker ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Jean Baree ... Policeman (uncredited)
Henry Bederski ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Honey Bee ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Judy Berares ... Frances (uncredited)
Betty Boatner ... Shirley (uncredited)
John Carpenter ... Kid at Diner (uncredited)
Toni Costello ... Model (uncredited)
Carole Gallos ... (uncredited)
Claudette Gifford ... (uncredited)
Henry Kekoanui ... Dark Stud (uncredited)
Rick Lamson ... (uncredited)
Carmen Lee ... (uncredited)
April Lynn ... Model (uncredited)
Paul Main ... Paul (uncredited)
Sylvia Marenco ... Model (uncredited)
Candy Paige ... (uncredited)
Clayton Peca ... Undercover Policeman (uncredited)
Kathy Randall ... Model (uncredited)
Nick Raymond ... Syndicate Man #2 (uncredited)
Oma Soffian ... Nurse (uncredited)
Raphael Sporer ... (uncredited)
Vonnie Starr ... Secretary (uncredited)
Rhea Walker ... (uncredited)
Lisa Page Ward ... (uncredited)
Kenneth Willardson ... Theatrical Agent (uncredited)

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Man in Fight (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr.  (as E.D. Wood)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward D. Wood Jr.  (as E.D. Wood)

Produced by
Roy Reid .... executive producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... associate producer (as E.D. Wood)
 
Original Music by
Michael Terr  (as Manuel Francisco)
 
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson 
 
Art Department
J.B. Finch .... set dresser
Jerome Lapari .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Sam Kopetzky .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Smith .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Younger .... wardrobe
 

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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Spain:T

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film includes a fight scene Ed Wood shot for his unfinished project "Hellborn", a.k.a. "Rock and Roll Hell". The scene is edited to include footage of Dino Fantini's character observing the events and some additional dialogue audio to connect the scene to the film's plot. The same fight scene was also used in another of Wood's films, "Night of the Ghouls" (1959).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Police leave the police station in a black and white 1959 Ford and arrive at the City Park in a black and white 1960 Dodge Dart.See more »
Quotes:
[Mary sees Ed Wood posters on pornographer Johnny Ride's office wall.]
Mary Smith:Are gangster and horror films all you produce?
Johnny Ryde:Those are made by friends of mine. I think you'll find my type of picture entirely different.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in On the Trail of Ed Wood (1990)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
hysterical, 10 January 1999
Author: jay kauffman from haddonfield, nj

absolutely hysterical film about the porn industry. brassy blonde (jean fontaine has to be seen to believed) runs a porn industry that frankly isn't very exciting. the combination of bad writing and bad acting exerts a strange fascination. never dull.

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