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Director:
Writers:
Eric Norden (screenplay)
Carl Monson (story)
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Release Date:
17 March 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Rodolfo Acosta ... Sheriff Dan Garcia
Merry Anders ... Laura Dean

Norman Bartold ... Tom Drake
Ivy Bethune ... Elga

John Carradine ... Christopher Dean
Richard Davalos ... Johnny Dean

Faith Domergue ... Veronica Dean
Buck Kartalian ... Igor Garin
Brooke Mills ... Leslie Dean
Jeff Morrow ... Gregory Dean

John Russell ... Frank Mantee
John Smith ... Dr. Carl Isenburg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Engel ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Carl Monson 
 
Writing credits
Eric Norden (screenplay)

Carl Monson (story)

Produced by
Carl Monson .... producer
Ben Rombouts .... executive producer (as Bennett H. Rombouts)
 
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava 
 
Film Editing by
John Post 
 
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey 
 
Makeup Department
Ric Sagliani .... makeup artist (as Rick Sagliani)
 
Sound Department
Dick Damon .... sound recordist
Marvin Walowitz .... sound effects (as Norman Wallowitz)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Beckett .... camera operator
Ben Rombouts .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Dee Drew .... production coordinator
Maria Paris .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blood Legacy" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
82 min | USA:90 min (full version DVD release)
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Trivia:
Final film of Rodolfo Acosta.See more »
Quotes:
Elga:[last lines, to audience] And I'll bet you thought it was the butler all along.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Amazingly dull for such a film., 30 July 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

While the IMDb summary says it's one night, this film is about a crazy old guy's will that stipulates his heirs must all spend one WEEK living in his mansion before they can collect. When this audio will is played, it's obvious that he hates his heirs AND that he's hoping they all try to kill each other off during this week! While the idea is hardly original, it is an interesting idea for a horror film. What also is original is having the first victim not be one of these jerks but the Sheriff--though seeing the blade of the axe coming down so ridiculously slowly onto him was pretty funny. What follows is a surprisingly talky and rather boring film--something you just wouldn't expect with the plot set up and given the undertones of incest and sado-masochism. Even a bad film is often exciting or fun--though unintentionally so. What makes it worse is that often the acting is pretty horrid--with LOTS of overacting and few moments that seemed the least bit realistic.

While the film approaches begin so bad it's good to watch, it just barely even makes this mark and is just bad.

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