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The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1977 (USA)
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After being released from prison, a young gangster with a chip on his shoulder decides to punish society by making snuff films.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Watkins ...
Terry Hawkins (as Steven Morrison)
Ken Fisher ...
Ken Hardy (as Dennis Crawford)
Bill Schlageter ...
Bill Drexel (as Lawrence Bornman)
Kathy Curtin ...
Kathy Hughes (as Janet Sorley)
Pat Canestro ...
Patricia Kuhn (as Elaine Norcross)
Steve Sweet ...
Steve Randall (as Alex Kregar)
Edward E. Pixley ...
Jim Palmer (as Franklin Statz)
Nancy Vrooman ...
Nancy Palmer (as Barbara Amunsen)
Suzie Neumeyer ...
Suzie Knowles (as Geraldine Saunders)
Paul M. Jensen ...
Blind Man (as Paul Phillips)
Ken Rouse ...
The Whipper (as Ronald Cooper)
Alan Cooper ...
Young Boy
Howard Neilsen ...
Man on Couch
Doreen Ellis ...
Woman on Couch
Helene Roberts ...
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After serving 1 year in jail a guy decides to repay the society by making some snuff-films. Four people are captured, tied up and held as material for his project. One by one they are killed in scenes for the camera. A woman has her limbs sawn of while he keep her concious. Another victim is killed by a power drill. Written by <arviga@online.no>

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At the Hour of Our Death  »

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$1,500 (estimated)
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The original version entitled "The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell" originally ran some 175 minutes in length. The only remaining print of it in that form is thought to be stored in a New York film lab. See more »

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At 4.15, the cameraman's shadow is clearly visible on the dead girl's body. See more »

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A gory nugget of gold lost on the dusty video store shelf.
27 February 1999 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Every fan of horror cinema enjoys searching the back recesses of their local video store looking for that those obscure little gems that they can call their own. "Last House on Dead End Street" is one of my favorite flicks, a movie so obscure, I've only been able to find it at one video store. (And I bought their copy when they went out of business, so THERE!)

This bargain-basement production has a small-time director of homemade porno films discovering that his distributor no longer wants to buy his movies, claiming that they are boring. Desperate to find something new, he discovers a brutal series of "snuff" films made by an ex-convict and his demented friends. Realizing that actual death on tape could be the next big thing, but unwilling to make a film himself, he steals some the convict's movies and takes the credit for himself. When the true filmmakers discover what happened, they kidnap both the thieving director, the distributor, and their respective wives for an evening of torture and humilation back at their wharehouse hideout, all of it to be captured on tape for another "snuff" film.

Sure this is disgusting with all manner of nasty acts committed by sleazy characters. But what makes this memorable in my book is its suprising sense of humor. This film about snuff directors is actually designed to look like a snuff film itself, with credits that consist entirely of pseudonyms, grainy handheld camera work, and even a movie box that is tailored to look homemade. It's that creepy attitude that, along with the look of the film, is something that just can't be duplicated. Happy hunting!


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