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Craze (1974)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  June 1974 (USA)
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A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

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Complete credited cast:
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Neal Mottram
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Dolly Newman
Julie Ege ...
Helena
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Aunt Louise Nash
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Solicitor
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Supt. Bellamy
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Detective Sgt. Wall
Suzy Kendall ...
Sally
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Ronnie
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Detective Constable Russet
David Warbeck ...
Detective Wilson
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Muriel Sharp
Marianne Stone ...
Jane - Barmaid
Dean Harris ...
Ronnie's Friend
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Jack Palance plays as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask. Written by Ørnås

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The part of Neal Mottram was written as British but an American performer was chosen to play him. See more »

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mad african idols
28 September 2001 | by (oxford england) – See all my reviews

working from memory here so forgive the hazy details..... jack palance chews the scenery as an antique dealer who becomes convinced that by sacrificing women to an african idol in his cellar he will have good fortune bestowed upon him. cue lots of crazy 70's fashions,music,drugs references etc etc. the film follows jacks downward spiral as he tries to keep the idol satisfied. cleverly the film never makes it clear whether jacks good luck is coincidence or whether it really does bring good luck. this film is well worth picking up for entertainment value.


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