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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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Toni Lawrence ...
Lynn Hart
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Sheriff Dan Cole
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Miss Macy (as Katherine Ross)
Paul Hickey ...
Ben Sharp
Iris Korn ...
Annette
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Erik Holland ...
Hoagy
William Michael ...
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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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They'll eat anything... So she had the perfect method to dispose of her victims! See more »

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Shot in eight days. See more »

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Featured in Reel Horror (1985) See more »

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Somewhere Down the Road
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Written and Sung by Charles Bernstein
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A pleasantly unvarnished drive-in artifact
22 May 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A doolally feature so disjointed that it makes you feel like you've been drinking Everclear all night, PIGS is one of the more underrecognized films in the 70s horror canon. An attractive girl fresh from the funny farm-(she killed her Father for you-know-what)-takes a waiting job in a Mayberry-hick diner operated by an old wacko who keeps a pen of flesh-hungry swine(a perfect disposal for those dead bodies that keep turning up).

Enjoyable soup-kitchen quickie with a groovy bubblegum pop intro, PIGS is plenteous with off-base appeal, and is a moderately more proficient contribution than the standard hireling-level picture of its day.

5.5/10


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