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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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Ridiculous, made for the drive-in, nonsense, though representative of the '60s B-movies atmosphere. Definitely a must see in order to understand what a bad movie is all about (although the 71 minutes will s See more (12 total) »

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
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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:
Lang:It's time for straight talk, Kim. It's not my fault you posed for Harmon. It's not my fault you posed for Larry in the nude. You did it, its your problem, its pretty late to act prissy and prim. All you kids make me sick! You act like little Miss Muffet and down inside you're dirty...See more »
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6 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Ridiculous, made for the drive-in, nonsense, though representative of the '60s B-movies atmosphere. Definitely a must see in order to understand what a bad movie is all about (although the 71 minutes will s, 24 June 1999
Author: Emmanuel-12 from Athens, Greece

Ridiculous, made for the drive-in, nonsense, though representative of the '60s B-movies atmosphere. Definitely a must see in order to understand what a bad movie is all about (although the 71 minutes will seem like forever). If the nude photo sessions were really nude, only then could the interest of the film rise... Instead, we have a PG rated movie trying to be daring and shocking, by showing the legs of its untalented starlet. Surely, a cult movie for our time, but not because of its quality. The only reason for "Scum of the Earth" to remain in our memory is the lesson it offers to the film makers as to what they should NOT do.

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