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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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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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Ruth: Harvey, I have a headache, a toothache, a backache and I'm expecting the gout.
Harvey Beckman: Would an aspirin help?
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Grim and quirky
29 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of them seventies horror films your grandfather would tell you about while settling you down to sleep when you were a toddler. Five crazy kids escape from a mental institution and play the scared kid card at the house of Papa Doc, who is currently playing host to all sorts of unlikeable adults, so, basically, you can tell where this is heading. What got me about the Devil Times Five is the way that the first hour passes almost lightheartedly, before heading for Grimsville. When the kids start wasting the cast, a kind of darkness settles on the film and never let's up. I don't know if it's just the playful way the kids massacre people (hence the title: Peopletoys), but I was left with a bizarre bad taste in my mouth after watching this. I guess that's the whole point though. You don't really get that from watching modern splatterfests. This is seventies horror in a nutshell, this film.

Plus, for UK viewers, check the name of one of the producers of this film (the IMDb won't let me use his second name here). I bet he's glad he didn't go to school in Glasgow!


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