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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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Creepy kid killers 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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The character played by Sorrell Booke is a doctor, named "Harvey Beckman". The role of "Dr. Brown" is played by veteran Canadian character actor, Henry Beckman.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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Creepy kid killers, 15 February 2009
Author: thomandybish from Weaverville, NC

DEVIL TIMES FIVE suffers from barely-competent direction and editing so bad, you wonder if it was done by trained simians. What could have been a genuinely chilling movie about child psychotics victimizing a group of unsuspecting adults is sabotaged by some glaring continuity problems, most noticeably a minor character who is played by one actor in outdoor scenes and an entirely different actor in indoor scenes and Leif Garrett's famous goldy locks being natural in some scenes and a wig in others. Psycho children are scary, but we don't get any back stories to heighten our horror. Maybe that was the point. This flick has some pretty nihilistic adults, spouting soap opera exposition about failed marriages, infidelities, and non-committed relationships. It may be like trying to polish a cow pie, but it might be observed that the adults and their trashy grown-up "games" are a revolting counterpoint to the homicidal "games" of the junior wackos. Both are disgusting, but the adults and their "games" are socially sanctioned. I just wish some details were followed up on. Leif Garrett is shown engaging in some behavior that may have been filmed to establish a split personality element that the director abandoned or didn't explore. I won't detail what it is, but it's something that, given the theme of the movie and the fact that a pubescent boy is doing it, still serves to give viewers the creeps.

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