Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident. He and his faithful humpbacked and drooling assistant... See full summary »
J.G. Patterson Jr.
J.G. Patterson Jr.,
Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.
After one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later, the local police are baffled. With the help of a ... See full summary »
Dull courtroom drama posing as an exploitation film
"The Electric Chair" comes as the bonus feature on Something Weird's DVD of "Axe". While "Axe" was a typical yet effective backwoods brutality exploitation flick, "The Electric Chair" tries to do something different and fails. Its merely a very dull courtroom drama posing as an exploitation film. There are a few nice moments of weirdness and the film is certainly different, but I don't feel like sitting through a lengthy amount of not remotely compelling courtroom logistics. Ultimately, there's really nothing memorable about this homemade production. The characters are poorly constructed, the outcome of the trail is predictable, and overall the film has potential but fails. There is a nice electric chair sequence, an overall weird atmosphere, and a briefly gory murder at the beginning, but thats about it. (4/10)
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