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Will to Die -- Horror movie about three wicked sisters and their equally unsavory husbands who all arrive at a remote inn where they mean to attend the reading of their uncle's will. One by one, the heirs are dispatched by an unknown killer.

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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
Mr. Chin ... Chin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Engel ... (uncredited)

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)
"Legacy of Blood" - USA (new title)
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Runtime:
82 min | USA:90 min (full version DVD release)
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Trivia:
The house used for exterior shots was also used for the Batman television series as "stately Wayne manor."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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
More like "Bore Legacy", 6 March 2014
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

"Blood Legacy" is one of the most boring and tedious movies I have seen in a long time. It's one of the rare movies that had me almost dropping off to sleep while watching it. Is there anything positive to say about it? Well, despite a low budget, it doesn't look particularly cheap, and director Carl Monson does occasionally makes a striking visual. But for the vast majority of the time, the movie feels extremely flat. There's no feeling of tension or horror at any time, even when the body count starts to pile up. It doesn't help that the movie unfolds at a really slow pace; there's only one murder in the first half of the movie, for one thing. By the way, if you are a fan of John Carradine, you should know that all of his scenes combined add up to less than five minutes of the total running time.

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