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Scum of the Earth (1974)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  1974 (USA)
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Newlyweds Helen and Paul go to a backwoods cabin on vacation. When Paul goes back to the car for some cigarettes he's not given a chance to ponder the carcinogenic ramifications as an axe ... See full summary »

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Gene Ross ...
Odis Pickett
Ann Stafford ...
Emmy Pickett
Norma Moore ...
Helen Fraser
Camilla Carr ...
Sarah Pickett
Charlie Dell ...
Bo Pickett
Hugh Feagin ...
Jim
Joel Colodner ...
Paul Fraser
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Newlyweds Helen and Paul go to a backwoods cabin on vacation. When Paul goes back to the car for some cigarettes he's not given a chance to ponder the carcinogenic ramifications as an axe blade makes the point moot. Panic stricken, Helen runs into the woods, only to find Odie Pickett as her only savior. He takes her back to his place, where pregnant wife Emmy, thick-as-a-brick son Bo, and available-since-she-was-twelve daughter Sarah, do their best to give her a "family" welcome. While Helen's immediate danger is somewhat delayed, her newfound shelter begins showing some signs of danger as well. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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In the tradition of "The Godfather Part II" & "Walking Tall Part II" See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Poor White Trash Part II  »

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Trivia

Hugh Feagin only worked for one day on this film. See more »

Quotes

Bo Pickett: Don't put a hex on me, Sarah! Don't put a hex on me, Sarah!
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Referenced in Fiona on Fire (1978) See more »

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Love Is a Final Affair
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Written by Robert Farrar and Skipper Richardson
Performed by Peyton E. Park (as Peyton Park)
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19 May 1999 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

what? nobody yet commented on this incredible, well-known masterpiece of filmwork? just kidding, this is an all around s***ty, obscure little piece of crap, so i'm not surprised mine is the sole review for the movie. i don't know under what circumstances you might come across this movie and actually consider watching it (people, the title should be enough of a tip off for you), but just in case it happens avoid watching it! this movie did for me what no other has ever had- actually made me feel physically sick. the basic plotline: the heroine's fiance or whatever is murdered in the first thirty seconds, she flees and takes refuge in the home of a bunch of southern redneck type stereotypes ("we got possom for dinner", "he may beat me and sleep with other women but he still loves me", "i seen how you get your extra money sis, you give it to guys for a buck", etc) stuff happens that you won't care about in the least, the characters recite their laughable dialoge and the killer finally and thankfully! kills every last one of them, except i think, our brain dead herione, and I cheered each time one of them bit the dust. even for films of bad movies, the occasional unitentionally hilarious moment doesn't make up for the whole horrible thing, and i still have visions of that old, unwashed, ugly disgusting man parading around shirtless in his overalls for half the movie!


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