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Axe (1974)

Lisa, Lisa (original title)
R | | Horror | December 1974 (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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Storyline

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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Horror

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December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Axe  »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bulk of the crew were paid only ten dollars per day. 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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Connections

Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

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Smellin' Up The Kitchen
Written and Sung by George Newman Shaw and John Willhelm
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This LOW-BUDGET thriller could provide some fun thrills...
27 December 1999 | by (America) – See all my reviews



This LOW-BUDGET thriller could provide some fun thrills if you are looking for something different. I remember seeing this one at a drive-in theater, the place where bad movies could be enjoyed.

The acting ranges from hysterically BAD to "he's pretty good", the story-line is brilliant, the cinematography is pretty good (considering only one camera was used to film the whole movie), the music is clever, (a single instrument provides some creepy tones), and the directing seems like a class project by amateur film students, Although Fredrick Friedel did go on to make more low-budget films after this one. Jack Cannon (Steel) & Ray Green (Lomax) exhibit the only REAL talent in the film, showing great possibilities for a bright future in films. Too bad neither one continued in that field. I should know, Ray Green is my father.


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