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Ruby (1977)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  21 November 1977 (Sweden)
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Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Claire
Vince Kemper
Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ...
Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ...
Lila June
Paul Kent ...
Jack Perkins ...
Eddy Donno ...
Jess (as Edward Donno)
Sal Vecchio ...
Nicky Rocco
Jake Miller (as Fred Kohler)
Rory Stevens ...
Raymond Kark ...
First Man
Jan Burrell ...
First Woman
Kip Gillespie ...


Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. Written by Ross Horsley <>

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A love affair with the supernatural. See more »


Drama | Horror


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 November 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Ruby  »

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Sound Mix:

(Glen Glenn Sound)


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The producer chose to change the ending, and both Curtis Harrington and Piper Laurie refused to be involved in the re-shoot. It was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, who has neither confirmed nor denied her involvement. This ending, featured in the TV commercials at the time of the theatrical release, helped make it the box office success it was. See more »


The story takes place in 1951, but Ruby's drive-in has a wide screen, two years before wide screens were being built. See more »


Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »


Written and Performed by Don Dunn
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Solid little supernatural shindig.
25 October 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Despite a multitude of minor blemishes, RUBY stands as an effectually devised psychological/supernatural chiller which gainsays its deficient funding.

Piper Laurie turns out an impressive performance as Ruby, a hard-drinking harlot in ownership of a weatherbeaten old drive-in movie theater. In years past, she was a knockout gangster's moll whose man was murdered gangland style. Before he died, he vowed to return from the grave...a promise which, it seems, he has kept.

A cleverly formulated B quickie thick with gloom and disquietude, RUBY is an honorable short-order undertaking which emanates a pleasingly differential mood of foreboding creepiness.


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