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The Thrill Killers (1964)

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Three psychotic murderers escape from a mental institution and stalk women in Los Angeles.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Mort "Mad Dog" Click (as Cash Flagg)
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Liz Saxon
Joseph Bardo ...
Joe Saxon (as Brick Bardo)
Carolyn Brandt ...
Carol
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Gary Barcroft
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Herbie Click
Keith O'Brien ...
Keith Rogers
Laura Benedict ...
Linda
Ron Burr ...
Ron
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Motorcycle Officer / Yes Man at Party
Erina Enyo ...
Erina Devore
Atlas King ...
Dennis Kesdekian
Nancy Crawford ...
Mrs. Kesdekian
Gene Pollock ...
Detective
George Caldwell ...
First Police Officer (as Force McCall)
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Three psychotic murderers escape from a mental institution and stalk women in Los Angeles.

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Homicidal maniacs on a bloody rampage!


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7 August 1964 (West Germany)  »

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The Maniacs Are Loose!  »

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When the film was originally released, director Ray Dennis Steckler took the film out as a roadshow engagement, playing it at midnight screenings and drive-ins. During the murder scenes, Steckler--and others wearing masks designed to look like him--would run out into the audience with prop knives in order to startle them. See more »

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Referenced in Angel of Vengeance (1987) See more »

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Running Wild
Performed by Ron Haydock & the Boppers
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Good ultra-low-budget psycho movie
12 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

As a fan of Ray Steckler,I suppose I am being a little biased,as so many others seem to hate this movie,but I don't care.I think it's Ray's best movie,and stands well above other indie pictures I've seen.There are many scenes in here that are quite good(just the Hollywood party scene with a sleepy-looking Arch Hall Sr. is worth the price of a rental)and Steckler handles his action scenes well,also.The scene where Steckler(as Mad Dog)slaps around Erina Enyo looked downright brutal to me.BY all means,watch this movie if you get the chance!!


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