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The Gruesome Twosome (1967)

Unrated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 28 August 1967 (USA)
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A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop while a persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.

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(original screenplay) (as Louise Downe)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Davis ...
Mrs. Pringle
Gretchen Wells ...
Kathy Baker
Chris Martell ...
Rodney Pringle
Rodney Bedell ...
Dave Hall
Ronnie Cass ...
Nancy Harris
Karl Stoeber ...
Mr. Spinsen
Dianne Wilhite ...
Janet
Andrea Barr ...
Susan
Dianne Raymond ...
Dawn Farrell
Sherry Robinson ...
Lisa
Barrie Walton ...
Neighbor Lady
Marcelle Bichette ...
Jane
Tom Brent ...
Neighbor Man
Mike Todd ...
Mike
C.A. Dukes
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Mrs. Pringle and her son Rodney run a wig store which they stock by scalping young coeds who show up to look at the "room for rent." Meanwhile at the local college, Kathy is determined to figure out who is killing her classmates, much to boyfriend Dave's irritation. When her friend Dawn disappears, Kathy gets closer to the truth as she begins investigating the Pringle's lair. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Oh Yes... Our Wigs Are Made From Genuine Human Hair, And How! See more »


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28 August 1967 (USA)  »

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$40,000 (estimated)
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Director Cameo: Herschell Gordon Lewis's voice can be heard over the radio, interrupting with news of the murders. See more »

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When Mrs. Pringle pushes victims into Rodney's room the door to the room opens out toward her wig shop, however, when seen from inside the door opens in toward Rodney's room. See more »

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You'll flip your wig
27 January 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

H.G. Lewis, the horror movie hack behind "Blood Feast" and "2000 Maniacs," created this repulsive little item about a freak who stalks college coeds for their scalps. It seems his mother runs a wig shop, and she wants to sell only the best. You get the picture. Starring the usual Lewis cast of non-actors, and highlighted with gross-out special effects that are neither special nor effective.


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