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September 1972 (USA) See more »
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A most bizarre voyage into the psycho sexual! See more »
Plot:
When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"Eating Raoul": A Voracious Enterprise
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NOT the Howard Stern movie--this is actually pretty good See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Ayn Ruymen ... Cheryl Stratton
Lucille Benson ... Aunt Martha
John Ventantonio ... George
Laurie Main ... Reverend Moon

Stanley Livingston ... Jeff
Charles Woolf ... Jeff's Dad
Ann Gibbs ... Judy
Len Travis ... Mike
Dorothy Neumann ... Mrs. Quigley
Gene Simms ... First Policeman
John Lupton ... Second Policeman
Patrick Strong ... Artie
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Paul Bartel ... Man in Park (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Bartel 
 
Writing credits
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Philip Kearney 
Les Rendelstein 

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor  (as Martin Tubor)
 
Production Design by
John Retsek 
 
Art Direction by
John Retsek 
 
Costume Design by
Liz Manny 
 
Production Management
Donald Heitzer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arne Schmidt .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jeff Wexler .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tak Fujimoto .... first assistant camera
Skip Karnas .... best boy
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer
Jim Morris .... dolly grip
Jor Van Kline .... grip
Fred Goodich .... still photographer (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Blood Relations" - USA (alternative title)
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87 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Aunt Martha:Cheryl dear, when you're older, you'll realize that the body is a prison that traps and bends the natural spirit to its will. It makes us weak or sick or ugly, it makes us into men or women or whatever it likes, whether we like it or not.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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NOT the Howard Stern movie--this is actually pretty good, 24 January 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This movie begins with the protagonist, a teenage girl (Ayn Ruymen) being kicked out by her roommate after she spies on said roommate and her boyfriend having sex (this is perhaps a little strange since the protagonist is quite the babe while her roommate is kind of a beast even by non-Hollywood standards). Fortunately, she has an aunt nearby who operates one of those old fashion LA hotels and who gives her a room and job. Naturally, the hotel is chock-full of weirdos, and one of the weirdest is a reclusive, voyeuristic photographer with whom the aunt seems to have some strange relationship. Things start to turn around for the girl. She meets a nice guy, and also becomes romantically involved with the strange but handsome photographer. Unfortunately, though several bloody murders occur in the hotel and her former roommate, who comes looking for her, meets a sticky fate. And someone seems to be stalking the protagonist herself.

Many times in the past I've heard some loutish guy say of a pretty girl that he'd like to "drink her bathwater". Well, the stalker here does a lot more than that (I couldn't really spoil it if I wanted to, but it also involves a blow-up doll and blood-filled syringe). This is Paul Bartel's first film. It was made before "Death Race 2000" or "Eating Rauol", but it holds it's own pretty well against those. It has a great creepy locale (I'd love to stay in one of these old LA hotels if there were still any around that haven't been turned into vastly overpriced B and B for tourists), and it has an effective horror/black comic atmosphere. The mystery here isn't all that surprising, but it sure is deliciously weird. Ayn Ruymen and the women who plays her aunt are both pretty good. Ruymen was very cute, and while I personally am much too cultured and refined to make crude comments about drinking her bathwater, I sure did enjoy seeing her in it.

Also don't confuse this with the later Howard Stern movie of the same name. This is less famous, but actually a lot better.

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