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Robert Thom (written by)
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Release Date:
February 1976 (USA) See more »
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Molly really knows how to cut men down to size!!
Plot:
A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree. | Add synopsis »
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Unique, surreal and disturbing, but exploitative See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Millie Perkins ... Molly
Lonny Chapman ... Long John
Vanessa Brown ... Cathy
Peggy Feury ... Doris
Jean Pierre Camps ... Tadd
Mark Livingston ... Tripoli

Rick Jason ... Billy Batt
Stafford Morgan ... Alexander McPeak
Richard Kennedy ... Detective Beardsley

George 'Buck' Flower ... Detective Stone
Roberta Collins ... Clarissa
Stan Ross ... Jack Dracula
Lynne Guthrie ... Carol
Barry Cooper ... Newcomer
Gene Rutherford ... Sam Walters
Jim Sims ... Austin Slade
Sam Chu Lin ... Newscaster
Anita Franklin ... T.V. Commercial Girl
John F. Goff ... Molly's Father (as John Goff)
Verkina Flower ... Young Molly (as Verkina)
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Directed by
Matt Cimber 
 
Writing credits
Robert Thom (written by)

Produced by
Matt Cimber .... producer
Jefferson Richard .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Herschel Burke Gilbert 
 
Cinematography by
Ken Gibb (director of photography)
Dean Cundey (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Bud Warner 
 
Casting by
George 'Buck' Flower 
 
Makeup Department
Gale Peterson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jefferson Richard .... production supervisor (as Jef Richard)
William Swenning .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Tull .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert Florio .... assistant sound editor
Jay Kaufman .... assistant sound
John Vincent .... sound mixer
Colin Waddy .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Andrien .... best boy (as Jim Andrien)
Mark Buckalew .... second assistant camera
Bill Coker .... gaffer
Don Coufal .... grip
Dean Cundey .... associate director of photography
Bill Drake .... grip
Tom La Monaco .... grip
Jim Salazar .... key grip
Raymond Stella .... assistant camera (as Ray Stella)
Gil Valle .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline Davis .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jan Wesley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... music director
 
Other crew
Dean Cundey .... technical supervisor (as Dean Cundy)
Robert Lubin .... gopher
Norma Rosenberg .... production coordinator
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor (as Lynn Ward)
James Yousling .... title designer
 

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Runtime:
83 min | UK:88 min (uncut version)
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One of the 72 films banned in Britain as a "Video Nasty" during the early 1980s. The film was finally released completely uncut in the UK in 2006.See more »
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Unique, surreal and disturbing, but exploitative, 16 April 2000
Author: Pearce Duncan from Wellington, New Zealand

This one's a real weirdie. It's unique, surreal and genuinely disturbing, and Millie Perkins gives a memorably intense and bizarre performance as Molly. It goes out of its way to shock the viewer, and largely succeeds. It also features the single most upsetting childhood trauma flashback I've ever seen.

It's probably too much for most people's tastes, but if you enjoy flawed one-of-a-kind low budget '70s horror, it's worth a look if you can find it. I am a bit dubious about the exploitative way it uses the subject of child abuse device to shock and disturb the viewer, so be warned.

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