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Three on a Meathook (1973)

 -  Horror  -  1973 (USA)
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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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Sherry Steiner ...
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Madelyn Buzzard ...
Becky
John Shaw
Marsha Tarbis
Carolyn Thompson
Kiersten Laine
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Hugh Smith
Thomas Todd
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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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1 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film starts out good but get's very very slow. A few kills in the beginning but then nothing for a long long time. I'd say more of a drama than a horror film as it's pretty slow and has a little romance thing going on. This movie doesn't even come close to the hype that the title portrays. It's not exactly lame but not far from it. Very slow and drama-like for most part of the movie. I had to ramble and repeat things because this requires that you use a minimum of 10 lines. All I really wanted to say was that this film is pretty slow outside the starting point but then gets really slow soon after. It's a kind of cool story but nowhere as near as notorious as the title offers. I'd almost call it a drama if not for the beginning.


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