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The Severed Arm (1973)

R | | Horror | 1973 (USA)
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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Teddy Rogers
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Sgt. Mark Richards
David G. Cannon ...
Jeff Ashton
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Mad Man Herman
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Doctor Ray Sanders
Vince Martorano ...
Bill Hale
Ray Dannis ...
Ted Rogers
Bob Guthrie ...
Roger Rogers
Cynthia Gabrielle ...
Ruth Sanders
George Dunn ...
Harry the Janitor
Alan DeWitt ...
Construction Worker
R. Lance Thomas
Gwen Cannon
Marcellous Smith
Wally K. Berns ...
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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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A Vingança Será Minha  »

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Jeff: If there's anything we can do...
Doctor's wife: Can you get his arm back?
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Referenced in When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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Doesn't quite cut it (3 - 10)
19 February 2007 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

A group of men exploring an old mine get trapped in a cave in, and after weeks of starvation decide to draw straws, and have the unlucky loser serve up an arm for lunch. After much scuffle the unlucky winner is soon liberated of the offending appendage, and Murphy's law being what it is they are rescued mere seconds afterwards. Fearing for their reputations everyone except obviously the victim agrees to lie and say that they had to cut his arm off because it was crushed in the collapse, but being quite perturbed because he can no longer clap and can only row boats in circles he vows revenge. Things start off a few years later when the man whom first suggested the idea receives a severed arm gift wrapped in the mail, and with few exceptions that's where this movie's creativity ends.

Not particularly bad but overall pretty slow and boring, although there is a little bit of a haunting surprise at the end it's not enough to make it worth while. Be weary of the severely edited 83 minute version missing all the gore, its like the editors took a hacksaw to the film stock and made an already extremely weak movie worse.

3 out of 10, strictly blood and guts, although it doesn't do that all that well either.


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