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Pigs (1972)

Daddy's Deadly Darling (original title)
R | | Horror | April 1972 (USA)
Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »

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Lynn Hart
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Sheriff Dan Cole
Catherine Ross ...
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Hoagy
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Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends up in a small California town where she meets and shacks up with Zambrini, an old farmer who runs the local motel and roadside café. Zambrini also owns a group of pigs that he keeps in a pen behind his house who have somehow developed a taste for human flesh. When Lynn begins killing a number of men who remind her of her dead father, Zambrini helps her out by disposing of the bodies to the pigs. Investigating the disappearances, the local sheriff eventually becomes suspicious of Lynn's past and a private investigator, hired by the hospital to find her, slowly close in on Lynn. Written by matt-282

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Marc Lawrence put a mortgage on his house in order to raise the money he needed to complete this film. See more »

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Somewhere Down the Road
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Time to pig out
29 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Previously mistreated schizophrenic and former psych ward patient (Toni Lawrence) does a circuit breaker after an attempted rape by her less than gallant suitor, turning into an avenging angel, luring unsuspecting men to sudden death, and feeding their remains to the ravenous pigs of her employer, the shady Zambrini (Marc Lawrence). Local sheriff (Vint) begins to suspect she may not be the perennial victim she appears, while her surrogate protector (Lawrence, at his unhinged best) is abetting her crimes, exploiting her psychopathic capabilities (and keeping his pigs well nourished).

The rural setting and bluegrass soundtrack creates some semblance of hysteria, and the supporting cast features some capable, recognisable faces, but the story meanders aimlessly with little punctuation or scene establishment; just a series of unprovoked retributions followed by macabre squeals, as porky and his swine friends poke their snouts into the entrails of hapless victims. It's a paranoid malaise in which the two leads share a co-dependent dementia, each servicing a twisted and morbid lust, the pigs profiting from the residue.

While Marc Lawrence can always depict a perverted psychopath, his daughter Toni is a little less convincing, requiring the assistance of that ubiquitous child singing that seems to signify repressed infantile abuse. Jesse Vint, the dependable (and throughout his career, perpetual) country law enforcer is appropriately concerned, and delivers a relaxed, natural performance that almost resurrects this film from the bowels of c-grade cinema; almost. The two dotty neighbours (Ross & Korn) are amusing, suspecting that Zambrini's hogs may be porking out on more than grain feed, even suggesting that he's a cannibal (given that he eats the pigs, ipso facto).

The shrill squeals of the ravenous hogs that echo throughout the film are harrowing, and the ambiance is uncomfortable in the same way that made "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" such an ordeal. Script is fine as is the cinematography and acting, but there's just not enough depth to the storyline to make it the minor cult classic it could have become.


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