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Dear Dead Delilah (1972)

R | | Horror | 1972 (USA)
The matriarch of a family living in an old Southern mansion finds that a killer is loose in the house, searching for a $50,000 fortune rumored to be hidden there, and murdering anyone getting in the way.

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The stern matriarch of a family that lives in a creepy mansion finds that a killer is hiding in the house, searching for a $500,000 fortune rumored to be hidden there and chopping off the heads of anyone who gets in the way. Written by Anonymous

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One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television in 1975, and the only non European one. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie we see the three characters in a car but later when the boy speaks there's nobody in the background. See more »

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Endora is a witch, but not Samantha's mother
16 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Dear Dead Delilah", as far as I could tell, was one of those movies that wants to be something, but only succeeds in remaining a wannabe connection between several classic TV shows. It stars Agnes Moorehead (aka Endora on "Bewitched"), Will Geer (aka Grandpa on "The Waltons"), Michael Ansara (aka Barbara Eden's ex-husband who made three appearances on "I Dream of Jeannie") and Dennis Patrick (I believe that he's best known for a role on "Dallas", but I remember him as Susan Sarandon's father in "Joe"). The movie centers on a killing spree at a Nashville estate, but is mostly either a series of body parts getting lopped off, or long-winded conversations.

In relation to "Bewitched", you might say that this movie corroborates Darrin's worst fears about Endora, and makes Samantha want to distance herself from her mother. Oh, and did you know that Agnes Moorehead also played Citizen Kane's mother? "Citizen Kane" to "Bewitched" to a slasher movie. The things that we see in life...


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