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Meatcleaver Massacre (1977)

R | | Horror | March 1977 (USA)
When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.

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On-Screen Narrator
Larry Justin ...
Mason Harrue
J. Arthur Craig ...
Detective Wexler
James Habif ...
Professor Cantrell
Robert Clark ...
Sean Allen
Doug Senior ...
Dirk Kramer
Bob Mead ...
Phil Jones
Alisa Beaton ...
Darlene
Pat Nagel ...
Sean's Girlfriend
Woody Wise ...
Doctor
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Detective Shaye
Undine Hampton ...
Mrs. Cantrell
Lisette Kremer ...
Tina Cantrell (as Lisette Kramer)
Doug Ely ...
Roddy Cantrell
Maria Arnold ...
Patty (as Natasha)
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When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.

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Actor 'Christopher Lee (I)' qv has said that he had no idea he was appearing in this film. He said that he was hired by a different producer to narrate an entirely different film, and that the producer apparently sold Lee's footage, without his permission, to the producers of this film, who then advertised it as "starring Christopher Lee". He initiated legal action against this film's producers, but withdrew it when he was advised that it would be a long, drawn-out and expensive procedure. See more »

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Mrs. Cantrell: Here ya go Poopers, don't eat my flowers
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References Bonnie Scotland (1935) See more »

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Lowdown, Dirty Blues
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Where is the meat cleaver? Where is Christopher Lee?
20 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Actually, Christopher Lee IS here, in a way. He is sitting at a desk and spouting some mystical hocus-pocus at the beginning and the end of the film. I was about to say "I hope he enjoyed a nice paycheck for this", but then I read the trivia section for this movie on IMDb and it seems that the exploitation of his name to fool the paying audience was not his idea and was done without his permission. Anyway, "Meat Cleaver Massacre" doesn't have enough story to support a feature-length film, and the killings are not interesting, memorable or explicit enough. As for the actors, I doubt most of them ever worked again in another film. Avoid this schlock, even if you are an avid horror fan. (*1/2)


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