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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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bad movie? bad hair! See more (29 total) »

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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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
bad movie? bad hair!, 2 September 2005
Author: spasmo dunson (kzintichmee@lycos.com) from WestVirginia, USA

I caught this on a Brentwood 10 movie compilation. The first thing I noticed was how bad everyone's hair looked. The only guy I recognized was John Russell. I said to myself, "That's the guy from Lawman!" He played Frank the chauffeur and was probably the only sane person in the whole film and was evidently a badass. Some wacky, wacky stuff going on here. The butler, Ygor, looked just like Mel Brooks. He was nuts. The beautiful young daughter, she was nuts. The greasy haired brother, he was nuts, too. All these people had to stay in their dad's/employer's house for a week to get his dough. That was the late, great John Carradine. He had died and evidently hated everybody. Well, naturally, the bodies start to pile up. This movie kept me interested. I was not expecting Citizen Kane. It dealt with some hot button issues for the time it was made. Overall not too shabby. I mean, you gotta take in to account the budget, state of the art of cinema at the time, things like that. Only the ending left me scratching my head. Were there multiple killers or what? Give it a shot.

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