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The Corpse (1971)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  1971 (USA)
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A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

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Walter Eastwood
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A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.

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the nightmare never ends!

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Rated R for some violent content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Michael Gough's character's son and daughter in the film were played by Gough's real life son, Simon Gough, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Gurney. So Simon Gough and Sharon Gurney played brother and sister when they were in fact husband and wife See more »

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Bears a passing resemblance
21 January 2002 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Those with long memories might notice this film borrows more than a little from DIABOLIQUE, if not necessarily in a good way. Despite a nasty caning and attempted murder this is more about psychological torment than physical violence; the lasting impression is that typical English family life is enough to drive anyone to murder or bonkers, in that order. One of the seemingly endless string of potboilers that Michael Gough used to liven up, back in the day.


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