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Curtis Hanson (written by)
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Release Date:
January 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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(3 articles)
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Sleazy and rather unsettling thriller. See more (12 total) »

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)

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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sleazy and rather unsettling thriller., 28 April 2006
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

A handsome and lonely gym teacher Eddie Collins can't perform sexually due to his constant watching of his mother undress while he hid in her closet as a child.His only recourse is to kill the women he tries to sleep with and stash them in a pigeon hutch on his roof.He hires a prostitute to dress as his dead mother,the only way he is able to achieve sexual gratification..."The Arousers" is the first film of director Curtis Hanson.Originally shot in 1971 under the title "Sweet Kill",this film lingered on the shelf until 1973 when executive producer Roger Corman had Hanson shoot two days of nudity inserts to spice-up the film.Angus Scrimm of "Phanatsm" fame has a small cameo here.Overall,this is a good piece of sleaze from the early 70's that should satisfy the exploitation fans out there looking for plenty of nudity,sex and violence.7 out of 10.

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