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Scum of the Earth (1974)

R | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1974 (USA)
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
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Bo Pickett
Hugh Feagin ...
Jim
Joel Colodner ...
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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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Hugh Feagin only worked for one day on this film. See more »

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Bo Pickett: Don't put a hex on me, Sarah! Don't put a hex on me, Sarah!
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Follows Bayou (1957) 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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poor white trash 2 a lost gem
1 March 2001 | by (wilkesbarre pa) – See all my reviews

this is a great back woods story starring gene ross aka the judge in dont look in the basement who also helped writing this film .gene brought along co stars from dont look in basement as camilla carr sara picket aka harriet also hugh feagin jim aka the sarge. this film is a must for any fan of the back woods


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