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Curtis Hanson (written by)
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Release Date:
January 1973 (USA) See more »
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They take on all comers!
Plot:
Horror and suspense in the story of a psychotic maniac who literally "loves" women to death. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tab Hunter ... Eddie Collins
Cherie Latimer ... Lauren
Nadyne Turney ... Barbara

Isabel Jewell ... Mrs. Cole
Linda Leider ... Vickie
Roberta Collins ... Call Girl

John Aprea ... Richard
Kate McKeown ... Sherry

Angus Scrimm ... Henry (as Rory Guy)
Frank Whiteman ... Willard
Harv Selsby ... Davidson
Josh Green ... Danny
John Pearce ... Mr. Howard
Sandy Kenyon ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angel Fox ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Curtis Hanson 
 
Writing credits
Curtis Hanson (written by)

Produced by
Tamara Asseyev .... producer
Curtis Hanson .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Ed Anderson  (as Edmund Anderson)
Daniel Lacambre 
 
Film Editing by
Gretel Ehrlich 
 
Art Direction by
James Kenney 
 
Set Decoration by
Douglas Stevenson 
 
Production Management
R.R. Thomas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
R.R. Thomas .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lee Alexander .... sound mixer
Rimas Tumasonis .... boom operator
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Murray .... key grip (as Johnny Murray)
Leslie Otis .... assistant camera
Glenn Roland .... gaffer (as Glenn Roland Jr.)
Joel Sussman .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Bill Berry .... negative cutter
Phil Gries .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Bernstein .... conductor
Milton Lustig .... music editor
 
Other crew
Joyce Buchman .... assistant to producer
Beach Dickerson .... production liaison
Bonnie Hastings .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Kiss from Eddie" - USA (alternative title)
"The Arousers" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Disappointed by the box-office generated under its original release title "Sweet Kill", Roger Corman had Curtis Hanson shoot additional sex scenes over a period of two days, to spice-up the film, and retitled it and re-released it as The Arousers. It didn't help the film's box-office much.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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Interesting enough low budget seventies exploitation, 15 February 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

It must have been hard to imagine in 1973 that the director of this low budget shock flick would go on to make one of the very best crime films of the nineties with LA Confidential, but indeed that was the case. Anyway, this was his first attempt at directing, and it's a rather lukewarm film. I never go into films like this expecting too much; generally these film were made with the intention of getting as many people into a theatre as possible and that isn't usually the best base for a great film. This one focuses on Eddie Collins, a disturbed man who gets into murdering women after one unsuccessful encounter and then ends up not being able to shake off the urge to do so. The film was obviously made on a shoestring budget and it does look very cheap. There's also rather too many sex scenes in the film which were obviously included to help sell the film, but actually end up making it all the more boring. Naturally the point of the film is to see the lead character butchering some women rather than any kind of character study, and that's really all we get. Still, Sweet Kill is not a total dead loss; it makes for an interesting watch and fans of low budget seventies exploitation will probably get a kick out of it.

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