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Craze (1974)

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

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Neal Mottram
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Dolly Newman
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Helena
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Aunt Louise Nash
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Supt. Bellamy
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Detective Sgt. Wall
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Sally
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Ronnie
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Detective Wilson
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Muriel Sharp
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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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Michael Gough was offered a key role. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Hard to watch
14 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have this film on the "Slasher Cinema" box-set with some other films. I found it extremely hard to watch and had to turn off after a while. That's because the sound is too hard to hear clearly, and the picture is very murky. The film also seemed very boring during the 'talky' bits so I thought I'd fast-forward through a lot of them. From what I can gather, Craze seemed to be about the crazy antiques dealer who prays to an African statue and sacrifices people to it. The statue itself looked very weird and creepy and I liked it when the camera zoomed up towards its eyes.

However, I cannot really recommend this film at all, unless you can find a copy with decent sound quality. A tolerance for early 70's films will also help.


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