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Writer:
Sanford White (written by)
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Release Date:
19 June 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Let her show you the heat of desire -- the face of sin! See more »
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Disappointing outing from Rotsler See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Susan Stewart ... Lila
Steve Vincent ... Sgt. Collins
James Brand ... Lt. Ryan (as M.K. Evans)
Vic Lance ... Tiger
Pat Barrington ... 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 ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Hunt ... Blonde Audience Member (uncredited)
William Rotsler ... Bearded Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
William Rotsler 
 
Writing credits
Sanford White (written by)

Produced by
Harry H. Novak .... executive producer (as Harry Novak)
Sanford White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank A. Coe  (as Frank Coe)
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (photography) (as Leslie Kovacks)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Perry Jr.  (as Peter Perry)
 
Makeup Department
Michael D. Weldon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bethel Buckalew .... production manager
 
Art Department
Frank Boross .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Michael Bennett .... boom operator
Frank A. Coe .... effects editor (as Frank Coe)
Paul Hunt .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Ed De Priest .... photographic effects (as Edward DePriest)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... lighting (as Richard Aguilar)
Peter Sorel .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Dwayne Avery .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lisa Bickley .... script clerk
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lila: Mantis in Lace" - USA (alternative title)
"Mantis in Lace" - USA (recut version)
"Lika" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing outing from Rotsler, 15 March 2010
Author: tbyrne4 from United States

Fairly tame and unexciting, Mantis in Lace is about a stripper in a club who tries acid one night while out with some groovy cat and has a bad trip. She hallucinates weird lights and patterns on the guy's face. Then she stabs him repeatedly with a screwdriver. End of date. She proceeds to go find other guys and brings them back to her place and does the same to them.

I was expecting more from this one. It's very, very low-budget, even by films of this type. The main actress isn't anything to write home about and the lensing by stud cinematographer Lazlo Kovacs isn't that hot. It also drags in a big way. This feels almost like a short that was padded to feature length.

Film has none of the mind-bending visuals or stylistic flourishes of Rotsler's brilliant "Like It Is" which was also released in 1968.

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