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A Taste of Evil (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  12 October 1971 (USA)
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On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.

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On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What happened to little Susan was so horrible, she's been away for seven years. Now she's back...and so is the horror.

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12 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Der Hauch des Bösen  »

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Writer Jimmy Sangster says on the audio commentary for the Anchor Bay DVD of The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) that producer Aaron Spelling thought "A Taste of Evil" was awfully similar to the earlier Sangster-scripted Scream of Fear (1961), a.k.a. "Scram of Fear". Sangster basically admitted that it was the same script, with characters and settings changed to American ones. See more »

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At one point in the film, it is established that Susan Wilcox took a short drive around town in the station wagon. It would be implausible for Susan to have any driving skills, much less a driver's license, since she spent the past seven years in an institution, where she was admitted at age 13. She was also catatonic during many of those years. See more »

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Camp At Its Best! A+
7 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Taste of Evil is an unintentional funny movie. As mentioned before, story revolves around a daughter who comes home to an estate on the outskirts of San Francisco. Movie has an excellent lovely Barbara Parkins, underrated legend Barbara Stanwyck, Roddy McDowell, and Arthur O'Connell, most notably for "Bus Stop" with Marilyn Monroe. It is interesting because the first half of the movie is focused on Barbara Parkins and then the 2nd half is focused on Barbara Stanwyck. Movie has unintentional funny moments. Here are some of them. Barbaba Parkins calls the caretaker to see what is for dinner because the mother is out all night shopping, cold cuts and salad. However, the camp award goes to Barbara Stanwyck. The funniest scene, which my friend and I keep laughing at, is when Barbara Stanwyck is cooking. Barbara acts so bi-polar with a manic look on her face, she yells at Barbara Parkins as they leave to hunt, "Work up a healthy appetite, I'll have hamburgers piled right up to the ceiling." You have to see the scene to see what I am referring too. As the movie progresses, you see funny scenes as a Raggedy Ann doll floating in the bathtub. All the humor is on Barbara Stanwyck's facial expressions in the 2nd half. There is a surprise twist but guidelines won't allow me to tell you what it is. Enjoy and this is a must to keep your video collection. I am glad I taped this off t.v. 15 years ago.


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