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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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Edith Eastwood
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Jane 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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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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THE CORPSE (Viktors Ritelis, 1970) **
4 June 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

With a plot that's heavily derivative of LES DIABOLIQUES (1954), this is one of the oddest British horror films of its time. In itself, it's watchable but not especially rewarding; there are, however, good performances from Michael Gough (playing a despicable tyrant, naturally) and lovely Sharon Gurney (in her film debut as his long-suffering daughter).

Still, its sporadic outburst of technique - rapid-fire flashbacks and dream sequences shown in negative - often doesn't work and the twist ending, practically negating everything that has gone on before, is baffling to say the least!


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