A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with. She does it with a twist, however; she kills them with garden tools.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lila
Steve Vincent ...
Sgt. Collins
James Brand ...
Lt. Ryan (as M.K. Evans)
Vic Lance ...
Tiger
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Cathy
Janu Wine ...
Angel
Stuart Lancaster ...
Frank
John Caroll ...
Ben
John LaSalle ...
Fred
Hinton Pope ...
Chief Barnes
Bethel Buckalew ...
Bartender
Lyn Armondo ...
Real Estate Woman
Norton Halper ...
Tenant
Judith Crane ...
Dancer
Cheryl Trepton ...
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A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with. She does it with a twist, however; she kills them with garden tools.

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Let her show you the heat of desire -- the face of sin! See more »

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Romance | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lila: Mantis in Lace  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Lila
Theme Song
by Vic Lance
Sung by Lynn Harper
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Sexy, druggy, bloody psychedelic sexploitation
6 April 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This is a film that takes all that was great about exploitation films in the 60s and mixes them into a heady brew sure to entertain any and all cinema deviants. Originally released in two versions (one for the sex crowd, one for the horror crowd), it's the lean and mean horror version that is the one to see. Unfortunately the version released onto DVD is the longer sexier version but some of the scenes from the horror version (an alternate psychedelic murder, splashing blood) are included as supplements. The sexier version of the film drags in many spots with extended dances in the nightclub scenes and a totally extraneous sex scene in the middle that brings the film to a dead halt. But still either version of this film is worth watching and cherishing by fans of 60s psychedelic cinema.


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