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Axe (1977)
"Lisa, Lisa" (original title)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  23 July 1977 (USA)
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Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Lee ...
Lisa
Jack Canon ...
Steele
Ray Green ...
Lomax
Frederick R. Friedel ...
Billy
Douglas Powers ...
Grandfather
Frank Jones ...
Aubrey
Carol Miller ...
Storewoman
George J. Monaghan ...
Harold
Smith Hart ...
Detective
Scott Smith ...
Policeman
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A group of three criminals on the run from the law, go about terrorizing the local townsfolk of a small community, before descending on an isolated farm which is home to a young girl named Lisa and her paralyzed grandfather. After being sexually assaulted by two of the gangsters, she retaliates using an axe and a razor blade. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Total terror - you'll be scared to breathe..! See more »

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Because of the production's lack of film stock, much of the footage was shot without the option of re-takes. See more »

Quotes

Lomax: Why'd he jump out the window... it's 12 floors down.
Steele: Nah... it's only 9.
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Referenced in Hard Rock Zombies (1985) See more »

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why NOT to hang around weird, mute girls.
5 January 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Three gangsters commit murder, then take to the road where they end up at the farm of a disturbed young woman.

An effectively spooky character portrayal by Leslie Lee and some good filming locations, doesn't quite save this ultra low-budgeter from being an unsatisfying horror flick. While it does have the occasional moment of gore, Axe a.k.a. Lisa, Lisa makes for an uneven slasher film and is a bit too light on the violence to really be considered a true exploitation thriller. It's pretty much a mixed bag, that never really finds its effectiveness. The films choppy editing and stilted direction definitely takes away from it too.

So, all in all it's kind of hard to find a place for this weird B flick, the curious may find something of interest in it, but don't expect another Last House on the Left (1972).

* 1/2 out of ****


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