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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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Solicitor
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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 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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Considered for Wall and Ronnie was Martin Jarvis. See more »

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

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An Excellent Tranquilizer
3 February 2009 | by (The Flaming Wreckage) – See all my reviews

Slowly limping along, this movie is best used as a tranquilizer. The African god Chuku, fervently worshiped by a scene-chewing Jack Palance, apparently talks his victims to death. Some people get killed while Palance smokes cigars. The plot doesn't just have holes, it tears at the very fabric of space and time until "Craze" finally comes to an entirely predictable end. If you can keep from nodding off while watching this, you're a more determined viewer than I.

I saw this on "Shilling Shockers" with host Penny Dreadful. If you find yourself with insomnia then watch this movie and you will sleep. If it doesn't work for you... consult your physician.


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