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Welcome to Arrow Beach (1974)

 -  Horror  -  May 1974 (USA)
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A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to ... See full summary »

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A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to some very strange goings-on. Written by Anonymous

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In 1972 it was reported that Donna Reed and Walter Pidgeon would be among the stars of Yellow-Headed Summer. When it was finally released in 1973 as Welcome to Arrow Beach, in 1976 under the title Tender Flesh only Laurence Harvey was in the cast.(Brenda Scott Royce in the book Donna Reed: A Bio-bibliography, page 58., Greenwood Press 1990) See more »

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Alex Heath: The places that a woman could inject herself with a syringe defy the imagination!
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Music by Bert Keyes and George Barrie
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Lou Rawls
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Interesting Lurid thriller with sick overtones.
11 October 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Harvey's last film (in which he reportedly help edit by phone in his deathbed) is a twisted would be horror film that Warner Bros barely released. (it played in Seattle many years later in one drive-in as TENDER FLESH released by Brut). Harvey plays a Korean war vet who ate human flesh to survive in the jungle, but now he has a sickness and not even his sister (who's also his lover) Pettet can stop. Meg Foster plays a hitchhiker that he befriends, who witnesses him doing something evil in the basement and she might be his next victim. Interesting cast (whitman and Ireland together again for the 4th time), and lurid feel that the film has. Lou Rawls sings the main theme, which is a nice song, but really has nothing to do witht he film! There's a blooper in the end credit as you see cars drive backwards. I don't know why Harvey, a respected actor would direct a B horror film, but I read many stories on him being strange, so the story must have grabbed him. Use to be a cable classic in the old days, and played very heavily cut on TV with cut out the cannibal angle so the film is very confusing, as the TV version just makes him out to be a killer, and nothing more. I believe it is the first major studio film to deal with cannibalism.


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