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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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Atlas King plays a character named "Dennis Kesdekian". That is actually King's real name. See more »


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Running Wild
Performed by Ron Haydock & the Boppers
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Underrated psychothriller with great in-theatre promotion
5 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Fun cheapie in black and white, fairly well photographed. You're lucky if (like me and others out here in Oakland CA) you got to see it in a theater with Steckler himself and his cronies (including the weary Will Viharo) running through the crowd with axes on cue with the "hypnovision" process on the screen. Weird murder movie plot similar to the later "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (which owes this movie a lot) has a family of maniacs and their friends on a killing spree in a desert ranch area (looks like somewhere up Coldwater Canyon). The finale has director Steckler on horse evading a cop on a motorbike who can't seem to catch up! Priceless.


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