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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 »
Plot:
Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Interesting but not successful See more (39 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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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but not successful, 1 March 2014
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

This takes place in the dead of winter. Five kids from a mental institution are being transported somewhere else. The van transporting them crashes but they all survive. They make their way to a resort hotel nearby that is closed for the season. Staying there however is a gangster and his assorted employees and family. They take in the kids not realizing that these children are capable of murder.

Bizarre little horror story. This was independently made on a very low budget. Unfortunately it shows. The script is OK but more interested in drama than horror. The murders themselves are pretty bloodless and (worst of all) not even remotely scary. The first one is shot in black and white AND in slow motion! Comes off looking stupid and boring at the same time (quite a feat). The acting varies. All the kids are terrible especially a VERY young Leif Garrett (who--for some reason--is a cross-dresser). The adults are OK. All in all this has an interesting premise but doesn't have the funding to carry it out.

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