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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

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

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 <explodo@hotmail.com>

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Christened in BLOOD, raised in SIN, she's sweet sixteen, let the party begin! See more »

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Drama | Horror

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21 November 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Blood Ruby  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Features Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »

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A cup of blood.
30 July 2012 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The prologue takes place in 1935.Former actress Ruby Claire witnesses her gangster boyfriend Nicky's killing by his associates.Sixteen years later.Ruby operates highly successful drive-in movie cinema located in the middle of rural US.Unfortunately the ghost of Nicky returns to claim revenge on his killers,who work with Ruby.Last theatrical horror film of Curtis "The Killing Kind" Harrington is a mix of haunted drive-in/possession flick in the vein of "The Exorcist".My favourite scene from "Ruby" is when mutilated body is hidden inside Coke vending machine.Incredibly fat woman decides to have a drink,puts a coin and receives healthy cup of fresh blood.The film has moments of effective suspense but there are also some dull spots.6 cups of blood out of 10.


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