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Release Date:
8 October 1963 (USA) See more »
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From the shadows of their sordid haunts ... They slither like predatory beasts ... To stalk their prey! See more »
Plot:
A naive and innocent teenage girl is blackmailed into modeling in the nude for a photographer who is in league with a teenage gang whose boss illegally sells photos of teenage girls being abused and degraded. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
William Kerwin ... Harmon Johnson (as Thomas Sweetwood)
Allison Louise Downe ... Kim Sherwood (as Vickie Miles)
Lawrence J. Aberwood ... Lang (as Lawrence Wood)
Sandra Sinclair ... Sandy (as Sandy Sinclair)
Mal Arnold ... Larry
Craig Maudslay Jr. ... Ajax
Christy Foushee ... Marie (as Toni Calvert)
Doug Brennan ... Carl
Christina Castel ... Shirley
Edward Mann ... Mr. Sherwood
Lou Youngman ... Dave, punk in diner
William Caulder ... Joe, punk in diner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Herschell Gordon Lewis  (as Lewis H. Gordon)
 
Writing credits
Herschell Gordon Lewis  (as Lewis H. Gordon)

Produced by
David F. Friedman .... producer (as Davis Freeman)
 
Original Music by
Manuel Ortiz  (as Jonas Peabody)
 
Cinematography by
Herschell Gordon Lewis  (as Marvin Lester)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick Murphy  (as James Randall)
 
Production Management
Will Johnston .... production manager
 
Sound Department
David F. Friedman .... sound (as David Mason)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robinson Charter .... electrician
 

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73 min
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Shot in six days.See more »
Quotes:
Larry:Look, I'm a minor. And the worse thing that can happen to a minor is juvenile probation which is just like Mr. Lang said.See more »
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Referenced in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"You're dirty"!, 27 July 2007
Author: PaulyC from Los Angeles, CA

Ah, yes, a roughie from master of gore, Herschell Gordan Lewis. I thought the acting of this film was actually fairly decent for a film like this. A naive and innocent teenage girl slowly gets blackmailed by a photographer to do photo shoots in the nude. Yes, there is some bad acting from a few people but the two leads do a decent job. One actor who doesn't come off well is the scummy boss who sells pictures of naked women. However, he is so bad that he's actually pretty memorable with his campy dialog. The way the scene is shot makes it seem like it's a really important scene which makes it even more amusing. I did, however expect this film to get more down and dirty with it's subject matter. Lewis has pushed boundaries with his gore films and should have tried to do the same here. It's not a terrible film but it does feel like the director pulled a few punches.

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