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June 1974 (USA) See more »
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What Wendy just saw them do will make you sick to your stomach...if it doesn't make you faint first! See more »
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Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Creepy Kids in the Hall! See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Sorrell Booke ... Harvey Beckman
Gene Evans ... Papa Doc
Taylor Lacher ... Rick
Joan McCall ... Julie

Shelley Morrison ... Ruth
Carolyn Stellar ... Lovely (as Carolyn Steller)
John Durren ... Ralph

Leif Garrett ... David
Gail Smale ... Sister Hannah

Dawn Lyn ... Moe
Tierre Turner ... Brian
Tia Thompson ... Susan
Henry Beckman ... Dr. Brown

Directed by
Sean MacGregor 
David Sheldon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sandra Lee Blowitz 
John Durren 
Dylan Jones  story

Produced by
Michael Blowitz .... producer
Albert Cole .... associate producer
Dylan Jones .... producer
Jordan M. Wank .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
William Loose 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Hipp 
Michael Shea  (as Mike Shea)
 
Film Editing by
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt 
 
Art Direction by
Jac McAnelly 
 
Production Management
Sandra Lee Blowitz .... executive in charge of production
Beryl Gelfond .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Dominguez .... second assistant director
Hap Weyman .... assistant director (as Leo Weyman)
 
Art Department
Dennis Nodine .... property master
Richard N. McGuire .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeff Jarvis .... boom operator
Larry Merrill .... sound effects
Clark Will .... sound
 
Stunts
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator (as Paul Knuckles)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Brown .... second grip
Michael Cohan .... still photographer
Mike Evans .... best boy
Bob McVay .... gaffer
Mike Paladin .... still photographer
Mike Petrich .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Durren .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
George C. Villaseñor .... assistant editor (as George Villasenor)
 
Music Department
William Loose .... conductor
 
Other crew
Patricia L. Brotz .... unit publicist
Leeland F. Cook .... technical advisor
Robert C. Fowler .... production assistant
Hannah Hempstead .... script supervisor
Toby Wank .... production associate
 

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Also Known As:
"Peopletoys" - USA (original title)
"The Horrible House on the Hill" - USA (reissue title)
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88 min
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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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David:[screaming] My face! Look what you did to my beautiful face!See more »

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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Creepy Kids in the Hall!, 12 July 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Over the years, many writers as well as filmmakers discovered that seemly innocent and cherubic looking children make extra-creepy horror villains! Demonic kids almost form an entire sub genre of horror by themselves! There usually is an explanation for their abnormal and murderous behavior, though. Either it's the influence of a satanic cult ("Children of the Corn"), a nuclear meltdown ("The Children of Ravensbeck"), a temporary blackout caused by a comet ("Village of the Damned") or even an ordinary solar eclipse on the day of their birth ("Bloody Birthday"). The youthful maniacs in this film have no real excuse for what they do. They were just born evil. And when their bus to the mental institute crashes down atop some snowy mountains, they become youthful maniacs AT LARGE! They make it to a holiday resort where some wannabe godfather Corleone runs his crime syndicate and they start killing all the residents. "Devil Times Five" is not a very good movie, but that's mainly due to a lack of budget and a shortage of talented cast & crew members. There's very little going on in the first hour, apart from a spectacular bus crash and THE longest murder of an institute employee (filmed in slow-motion). When approaching the last third of the film, the creepy moments and gory murders begin to follow each other at fast pace and the atmosphere really gets morbid. The adults are all pitiful and uninteresting characters but the five kids have quite interesting backgrounds. The oldest girl pretends to be a young convent sister, another girl is obsessed with fire and the funny black kid constantly acts like he's in the army. Their incontrollable urge to slaughter unknown people is a bit difficult to believe at times, but overall these young actors do a terrific job. "Devil Times Five" is recommended 70's exploitation, with a fairly high cult-value and several unforgettable murder scenes (piranhas in the bathtub!!)

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