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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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(3 articles)
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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 Nelson .... 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:
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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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Nothing special here...but it could have been, 23 January 2004
Author: Oliver-50 from United States

It's hard to imagine that Curtis Hanson, the man who directed the exceptional films 'L.A. Confidential' and 'The Bedroom Window' could make such an unmemorable film. Too bad, because it had potential to be a real cult classic. Tab Hunter's performance is terrific as the man who is unable to make love to women, so in order to compensate he murders them. Everything is in place for a great movie and the first third of the film is really quite intense.

To show everything from Hunter's point of a view is voyeuristic treat at first, and it all seems quite real. Sadly, director Hanson loses sight of this edge early on and uses the same gimmick throughout, making it quite monotonous and ultimately boring. Not only that, but he shows us other unimportant characters just to fill the already short running time (84 min), because there really isn't enough of a movie here.

I managed to find this film under it's alias name 'The Arousers.' Despite my negative remarks, the movie is worth a look, if anything to see one of Curtis Hanson's firsts and Tab Hunter's creepy performance. Maybe some viewers will get into it, but I lost it after a half hour.

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