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The Killing Kind (1973)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror
Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »

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Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides in and who keeps bringing him glasses of chocolate milk. One of her boarders, Lori, becomes attracted to him. However, while he was serving his prison sentence, Terry developed an interest in rough, violent sex, and gory death. Now, one by one, some of the town's women pop up dead. Written by alfiehitchie

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Terry loved soft, furry, little animals. He loved his mother. He loved pretty girls...ALL DEAD! See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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One scene was cut from the film by the producer at the urging of a distributor, much to the disgust of director Curtis Harrington. This scene features Terry wandering around the zoo looking at the caged apes. He hears a familiar laughter and turns to find Tina and her boyfriend making out in another nearby cage. This sequence preceded the scene in which Terry arrives home and encounters Mrs. Orland descending the staircase. Harrington described the footage as "wonderful" and the sequence as "very important psychologically" but he concluded the film was otherwise cut together and released as he intended. See more »

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Lori: What's the matter? Don't I turn you on?
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Twisted Oedipal Psychodrama
28 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is my favorite schlocky-but-brilliant horror film. John Savage is a boy-toy pawn in nature's perpetual game of sexual desire, repression, and loss of control--with murderous results. Ann Sothern is a sympathetic fright as his voraciously lonely and controlling mother. Luana Anders completes this trio of horny misfits in her standout performance as a boozy neighbor who happens to be drowning in a little Oedipal drama of her own. Cindy "Shirley Feeney" Williams is shrill and vacant, but enjoyable, in what might be the dumbest female film role of all time. Ruth Roman provides an added touch as a she-man attorney. Factor in a big, spooky house, numerous felines, and a hilariously misanthropic bacon-waving scene, and this picture wins, big time.


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