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Three on a Meathook (1973)

R | | Horror | 1973 (USA)
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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Charles Kissinger ...
Pa Townsend
James Carroll Pickett ...
Billy Townsend (as James Pickett)
Sherry Steiner ...
Sherry
Madelyn Buzzard ...
Becky
John Shaw
Marsha Tarbis
Carolyn Thompson
Kiersten Laine
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Hugh Smith
Thomas Todd
Smith Haynie ...
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Alice Summers
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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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The motion picture you have just seen is completely fiction. Any resemblance to a place or person, whether living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Decent 70s drive-in trash
19 July 2000 | by (backwoods farmhouse) – See all my reviews

"Three on a Meathook" has never gained the cult status that the "other" Ed Gein based films have ( hint: "Psycho", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" ) but is still a pretty decent film. The budget is three times that of the aformentioned films and the acting is actually pretty tolerable. There are some pretty delicious amounts of gore, but are few and far between. Heck the entire middle half of the movie actually tries establishing characters!....which makes the film drag on a bit. Despite this one flaw "Three on a Meathook" is an entertaining movie but don't go in expecting the sheer ferocity from this like you would from, say, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre".


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