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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 ...
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Gail Smale ...
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Moe
Tierre Turner ...
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Tia Thompson ...
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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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Original director Sean MacGregor was fired from the production after a few weeks of difficult filming and the most of the footage MacGregor directed was deemed unusable. Much of the final version of the movie had to be re-filmed under direction of 'David Sheldon' several weeks later using different interior locations for the inside of the lodge, which noticeably changes in appearance partway through the movie. By the time of Sheldon's re-shoots, Leif Garrett had also gotten a closely cropped dark colored haircut for another production (Macon County Line (1974)) and had to re-film his scenes wearing a wig that is visibly different than his original longer blond hair style. (Source: Screem Magazine Vol. 13) 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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These Seem Like Such Nice Kids
23 May 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Peopletoys finds a bunch of kids who escape from a van transporting them to the kiddie funny farm trekking through the winter snow until they reach a resort that was one time a mental asylum. This seems like a perfect opportunity for these apparently normal kids to start their careers as serial killers.

Among the kids here are Dawn Lyn late of My Three Sons and her brother future teen bubble gum idol Leif Garrett. When you look as androgynous as Garrett it's kind of hard to believe you've got a sociopathic turn of mind. Nevertheless it happens and such folks as Sorrell Booke, Henry Beckmann, Taylor Lacher etc., all fall victim to some fiendishly clever methods of murder.

Peopletoys is your average horror flick with the engendered paranoia brought on by the fact that these angelic looking urchins could not be future Ted Bundys in the making. Those who like these type of films might find this one interesting.


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