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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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Let's kill him.
14 January 2014 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

AKA Crucible of Horror, this movie is a psychological thriller about a sadistic husband and father who plays cruel mental and physical games with his family. When the mother and daughter (Sharon Gurney) have finally decided that they've had enough, they turn the tables on this brutal bully and give him a taste of his own medicine.

For tight, merciless tension and venom, this bloodless movie is uncommonly effective and engrossing. Sharon Gurney is also engrossingly naked, however briefly.

It is one of those films that would be enjoyed by those who grew up on VHS cassettes, but younger views who do not have low budget experience will likely find it tedious.


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