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Devil Times Five (1974)
"Peopletoys" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  June 1974 (USA)
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Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.

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Harvey Beckman
Gene Evans ...
Papa Doc
Taylor Lacher ...
Rick
Joan McCall ...
Julie
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Ruth
Carolyn Stellar ...
Lovely (as Carolyn Steller)
John Durren ...
Ralph
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David
Gail Smale ...
Sister Hannah
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Moe
Tierre Turner ...
Brian
Tia Thompson ...
Susan
Henry Beckman ...
Dr. Brown
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Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation. Written by Anonymous

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If you can't take a lot of blood - don't go see...The Horrible House on the Hill See more »

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According to legend original director Sean MacGregor spent some time as a patient in a psychiatric ward following his departure from the project. See more »

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Lovely: Have you ever wanted to make love to a woman? To touch a woman... make love? Stand up. Stand up! Take your shirt off. Take your shirt off.
[he throws it to her]
Lovely: I didn't want it! Pull your pants down. Come on, pull your pants down. Come on pull down your pants! Now, what would you like to do?
Ralph: I have to feed my rabbits.
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Crap and not even entertaining crap!
22 September 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film has a cheap made for TV look about it, but with a few gratuitous nude scenes and violence, you can pretty much bet this wasn't shown on 1970s television!

The film begins with a van careening off the road in the middle of winter in the Big Bear region. It's very cold and very snowy but somehow some of the folks in the vehicle survived a crash that SHOULD have killed everyone, as the van rolled about a dozen times...yet these kids are unhurt. The five freakish kids trek through the woods until they find a mansion filled with misfit jerks. The jerks take in the kids--not realizing they are all residents of an institution for the criminally insane!!! Eventually, the kids get bored and butcher everyone.

So is this mayhem any good? No. My biggest complaint is how annoying the characters are. You don't like any of them and the kids are even more annoying than their stupid victims. You just want them all to shut up....and the music that accompanies all this doesn't help any. Instead of creating chills, I just wanted them all to go away! Whiny, annoying psycho brats, occasionally stupid murders (the piranhas were especially bad), very little in the way of plot and no real suspense--this film just seemed like a waste of time and didn't live up to the great title of the movie.


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