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Blood and Lace (1971)

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Deere
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Ellie Masters
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Mr. Mullins
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Tom Kredge
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Calvin Carruthers
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Bunch
Ronald Taft ...
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Ernest
Maggie Corey ...
Jennifer
Mary Strawberry ...
Nurse
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Edna Masters
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Unidentified Man with Edna
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After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. Taking an avid interest in her welfare is detective Calvin Carruthers. Taking almost no interest at all, is social worker Harold Mullins who is completely under Mrs. Deere's thumb. Lots of unpleasant surprises are in store for Ellie, not the least of which is the fact that Mrs. Deere and her handyman are both brutal sadists, who run the orphanage like a concentration camp and the strong possibility that her mother's hammer-wielding killer is now stalking her. Written by phillindholm

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SHOCK after SHOCK after SHOCK as DESIRE drives a bargain with MURDER!

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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29 January 1973 (Sweden)  »

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Melody Patterson's dialog in the opening scene was dubbed over by famed voice actress June Foray. After the first scene, the dialog is spoken by Patterson. See more »

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In opening scene, close-up of hammer used in bludgeoning murders already has splotches of blood between claws before it is even used on victims. See more »

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Edited into Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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7 August 2001 | by (san diego) – See all my reviews

Blood And Lace is a great old-fashioned horror flick, which manages some campy laughs as well as some real scares.

shot in lurid, eye-poping colors, not unlike the films of HG Lewis, and stuffed with some nasty gore scenes and unhealthy references to prostitution and pedophilia. belive it or not, all in a GP (todays equivilent of PG) rated movie.

look for early roles from "Alice" star Vic Tayback as a sleazy detective, and a hilariously over-the-top performance from Len Lesser as the creepy scumball handyman...all the funnier because Len Lesser went on to play Jerry's uncle Leo on "Seinfield!"

if you're in the mood for a good old style horror flick, you can't go wrong with this one.


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