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Three on a Meathook (1973)

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Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens,... See full summary »

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Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens, but the father helps his son as he has in the past. When the boy meets a girl and begins falling in love, the father worries about a repeat performance. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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According to director William Girdler, the truck Billy drives in the film wasn't working on the night when the scene where Billy picks up the four girls was shot, so crew members had to push the truck into the shot to make it appear that it 'drove' up. This is also the reason why we don't hear the motor running during this scene. See more »

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Could have been way better.
19 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home.

A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens, but the father helps his son as he has in the past.

When the boy meets a girl and begins falling in love, the father worries about a repeat performance.

Hot girl nudity from frame one.

Really low budget deal. There is one scene on a dock and the camera was going up and down with the waves. Very 70s schlock. This was the director's second film. He only made a few others for he died in Manilla in a plane accident at age 30. Who knows what other trash he could have made had he lived? There's actually a minute or two in the film where the frame is all blacked out but you can hear the girls talking!

The film has a bit of the flavor of I Spit on your Grave, which is a classic.

It's reasonably well directed for the genre. But unsure why this is called three on a meat hook. There aren't really any meat-hooks. And the film sort of disintegrates before you get to the middle. To bad. Could have been good.


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