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
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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PIPER LAURIE-Frightening in "Carrie". Now...Terrifying as "RUBY" See more »


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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 version broadcast on television contained a lot of footage not seen in the theatrical version. The footage was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, new for the TV sale, not scenes deleted from the original version. This version was also available on VHS tape. The DVD release is the theatrical version. 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 Svengoolie: Ruby (1997) See more »


Written and Performed by Don Dunn
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Creepy Little Flick
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About a year after Brian DE palma's;Carrie,A low budget independent horror film came out called ruby(aka;blood ruby)starring Carrie co-star piper Laurie,who ill always know as Cathrine Martel of twin peaks. this was made by dimension pictures,who also gave us kingdom of the spiders with bill shatner.its a creepy little flick about a gangsters moll(Laurie)who runs a drive in theater,with her gangster associates. who gunned down her lover.well you can probably imagine the rest. well ruby's daughter(played by janit Baldwin)gets possessed by the ghost of Niki(ruby's dead lover)and bodies start piling up.Stuart Whitman plays ruby's new lover,who was one of the gunners,but does'nt seem like the type.anyway its sort of exorcist meets JD's revenge. with creepy music and sound effects.also starring;roger Davis from TV's dark shadows.and there's an interesting movie playing at ruby's drive -in.the 1958 classic;attack of the 50 foot woman,starring Allison Hayes. Curtis Harrington directed this little gem from 1977.harringtom who also directed the 1961 night tide with a young Dennis hopper,kudos to piper Laurie who i think played the part of ruby so well.and beautiful big eyed janit Baldwin(who was in gator bait with the late Claudia Jennings)as ruby's mute possessed daughter.awesome movie,check it out. 8 out of 10.recommended

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