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The Severed Arm (1973)

 -  Crime | Horror  -  1973 (USA)
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Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.

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David G. Cannon ...
Jeff Ashton
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Mad Man Herman
John Crawford ...
Doctor Sanders
Vince Martorano ...
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Ted Rogers
Bob Guthrie
Cynthia Gabrielle
George Dunn
Alan DeWitt
R. Lance Thomas
Gwen Cannon
Marcellous Smith
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Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.

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more worthy of attention than it's low average score would suggest
29 July 2010 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

This is far better than some make out and certainly more worthy of attention than it's low average score would suggest. However appropriate the title, I guess it does give the impression that there may be more blood and guts than there is and some may be disappointed in that respect. The direction is certainly uneven and the acting perhaps more so and maybe there could have been less driving about in the dark but I still enjoyed it. There are some standout scenes including two excellent lift sequences and the early scenes down the cave are pretty grim. I thought the crazy DJ was going to irritate but in the end I found his antics quite endearing, especially as we (and he) are anticipating the inevitable. Admittedly the film slows now and again but never for long and the great ending is worth the wait.


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