I Dismember Mama (1972)
"Poor Albert and Little Annie" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  1 April 1972 (USA)
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Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the ... See full summary »



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Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the way... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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1 April 1972 (USA)  »

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I Dismember Mama  »

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When this film was originally shown in theaters, patrons were given free paper "Up Chuck Cups" when they purchased their tickets. See more »


When Albert escapes from the hospital and is in the shopping center parking lot looking for a car to steal, the back window of the car the cameraman is riding in is visible during a tracking shot as Albert tips his hat to a lady. See more »


Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »


Lyrics by Rocket Roden
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Sung by Rocket Roden
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Prosaic psycho-on-the-loose flick with recycled ideas.
19 August 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Don't let the clever I DISMEMBER MAMA title lead you to believe that this is going to be a bull's-eye grindhouse classic. Simply stated, this is a strictly par B thriller full of hand-me-down ideas, possibly a notch higher on the sicko-meter for presenting a psychotic antagonist unwholesomely obsessed with a little girl. Beyond that, a faceless dime-a-dozen vehicle with the usual kook harboring the usual resentment of females, and the usual unlucky lasses who become his victims.

It's a visually unappealing affair, with better performances from its principal cast than the base material really deserves, and a few scenes are admittedly set up fairly well. In the bigger picture, however, this is just an unimaginatively assembled exposition of something we've all seen a thousand times before, and done a thousand times better.

4/10...passable, but you'll certainly live to tell about how you didn't bother to see it.

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