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Director:
Writers:
Alvin L. Fast (written by) and
Mohammed Rustam (written by) ...
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Release Date:
May 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's out there and he's got murder on his mind! See more »
Plot:
A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not up to Texas CHAINSAW standards, but still decent. See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Neville Brand ... Judd

Mel Ferrer ... Harvey Wood

Carolyn Jones ... Miss Hattie

Marilyn Burns ... Faye

William Finley ... Roy

Stuart Whitman ... Sheriff Martin
Roberta Collins ... Clara

Kyle Richards ... Angie

Robert Englund ... Buck
Crystin Sinclaire ... Libby Wood

Janus Blythe ... Lynette (as Janus Blyth)
Betty Cole ... Ruby
Sig Sakowicz ... Deputy Girth
Ronald W. Davis ... Country Boy
Christine Schneider ... Waitress

David Hayward ... The Cowboy
David Carson ... Marlo (as David 'Goat' Carson)
Lincoln Kibbee ... First Guy in Bar
James Galanis ... Second Guy in Bar
Tarja Leena Halinen ... Miss Hattie's Girl
Caren White ... Miss Hattie's Girl
Valerie Lukecart ... Miss Hattie's Girl
Jeanne Reichert ... Miss Hattie's Girl
Scuffy ... Snoopy
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Directed by
Tobe Hooper 
 
Writing credits
Alvin L. Fast (written by) and
Mohammed Rustam (written by) (as Mardi Rustam)

Kim Henkel (screen adaptation)

Produced by
Alvin L. Fast .... co-producer
Larry Huly .... associate producer
Robert A. Kanto .... associate producer (as Robert Kantor)
Mohammed Rustam .... executive producer
Mohammed Rustam .... producer (as Mardi Rustam)
Samir Rustam .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Wayne Bell 
Tobe Hooper 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown 
 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse  (as Eddie Morse)
 
Art Direction by
Marshall Reed 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Wiegand  (as Mike Wiegand)
 
Makeup Department
Craig Reardon .... hair stylist
Craig Reardon .... makeup artist
Beth Rogers .... hair stylist
Beth Rogers .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sheldon Lee .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jefferson Kibbee .... second assistant director (as Jeff Kibbee)
Louie Lawless .... second assistant director
Ron Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Gillis .... assistant property master
Marshall Reed .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Lowell Brown .... boom operator
Jean Clark .... boom operator
Bob Dietz .... production sound mixer
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jay Harding)
William L. Manger .... sound effects (as Bill Manger)
 
Special Effects by
Robert A. Mattey .... special effects: crocodiles (as Rob Mattey)
Ken Speed .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paula Crist .... stunt double
Von Deming .... stunt coordinator
Andy Epper .... stunt double
Gary Epper .... stunt double
Jeannie Epper .... stunt double (as Jeanie Epper)
Donna Garrett .... stunt double
Minor Mustain .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Alexander .... second assistant camera
Jack Beckett .... camera operator: second unit
Jim Bowie .... best boy
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer (as Heddy Dietz)
Rich Foster .... gaffer
Rick Foster .... gaffer
Dennis Glas .... grip (as Dennis Glass)
Gary Graver .... grip (as Robbie McClure)
Lee Heckler .... gaffer
Ken Kerr .... grip
Ann McDonald .... assistant photographer
Michael Donovan O'Donnell .... key grip (as Michael Donavan O'Donnell)
Anthony R. Palmieri .... first assistant camera (as Tony Palmieri)
Raman Rao .... grip (as Romy Rao)
Jonathan West .... second assistant camera (as Jon West)
Bobby Westwater .... grip
Gary Zietlow .... best boy
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
J. Mancbach-Fletcher .... wardrobe (as Jane Mancbach)
Greg Tittinger .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Andy Ruben .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wayne Bell .... conductor
Wayne Bell .... music arranger
Tobe Hooper .... conductor
Tobe Hooper .... music arranger
Lee Osborne .... music editor
 
Other crew
John D'Amato .... script supervisor
Lou Schumacher .... dog owner
Lou Schumacher .... dog trainer
Gloria Gunn .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mac Adams .... special thanks
Hal Freeman .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Brutes and Savages" - USA (alternative title)
"Slaughter Hotel" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
91 min | UK:87 min
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Trivia:
According to makeup artist Craig Reardon, cinematographer Robert Caramico directed several scenes due to creative differences between Tobe Hooper and the films' producers.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Right at the end of the film when the crocodile pulls Judd under the water head first, look to the left of the screen to see a scuba diver under the water who turns is clearly moving. He is obviously a safety stuntman of some sort. You can clearly see his hand and is dressed in black.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 5ive Minutes with Marilyn (2007) (V)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version?
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Not up to Texas CHAINSAW standards, but still decent., 19 May 2003
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

In Tobe Hooper's follow-up to THE Texas CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, Neville Brand is totally out of control! I could not believe my eyes seeing his twitching, nervous, maniacal, laughing psycho performance! He seems to be on some kind of high-powered drug from outer space! Thankfully, his acting is perfectly welcome in this film, where almost every bizarre character seems to be up to something devious.

Neville runs a secluded Louisiana hotel on the Bayou where various people show up. He kills them off (with a scythe, pitchfork, etc.) and feeds their dead bodies to his pet crocodile. Marilyn Burns, William Finley and their daughter eventually show up in disguise and are tormented by Brand. Family members and cops show up to search for missing prostitute Roberta Collins and become victims, too.

Brand hacks them up while hopping around uncontrollably and laughing with glee. Totally creepy. So is Wayne Bell's music score, which is similar to the one he did for TCM. Good make-up, lots of surprises, Hooper's direction and Brand give this film an edge over it's competition.

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