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Director:
Writers:
George Edwards (screenplay)
Steve Krantz (story)
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Release Date:
21 November 1977 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A love affair with the supernatural. See more »
Plot:
Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A former gun moll runs a sleazy 1950's Florida drive-in that becomes a scene for several creepy and deadly supernatural occurences. See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Piper Laurie ... Ruby Claire

Stuart Whitman ... Vince Kemper

Roger Davis ... Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ... Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ... Lila June
Paul Kent ... Louie

Len Lesser ... 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
Tamar Cooper ... Woman 'A'
Patricia Allison ... Pick-up Man's Wife
Stu Olson ... Man 'A'
Mary Margaret Robinson ... Mae Belle (as Mary Robinson)
Michael Alldredge ... Sheriff's Wife's Date

Allison Hayes ... The Fifty-Foot Woman (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Gordon ... Dr. Isaac Cushing (footage from 'Attack of the 50 Foot Woman') (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Curtis Harrington 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Edwards  screenplay
Steve Krantz  story
Barry Schneider  screenplay

Produced by
George Edwards .... producer
Steve Krantz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Don Ellis 
 
Cinematography by
William Mendenhall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William P. Magee  (as Bill Magee)
 
Casting by
Harriet B. Helberg 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Rasmussen 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles D. Tomlinson 
 
Costume Design by
Tom Rasmussen 
 
Makeup Department
Jeff Angell .... hair stylist (as Jeffrey B. Angell)
Jeff Angell .... makeup artist (as Jeffrey B. Angell)
Joe Blasco .... makeup consultant
Cid Urrutia .... hair stylist
Cid Urrutia .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Beetson .... production supervisor
Brice Mack .... post-production supervisor
Penny L. Vaughn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Donahue .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Karie .... property master
Alfred Shelly .... assistant prop man
 
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects (as Fred Brown)
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan)
Lorane Mitchell .... sound effects
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Alfred Shelly .... assistant special effects
 
Stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts (as Edward Donno)
Jackson B. Johnson .... stunts
Alfred Shelly .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Dirlam .... best boy (as John Dirlan)
Jim Dyer .... dolly grip
Michael E. Matteson .... best boy
Ken Miller .... key grip
Lawrence Purcell .... electrician (as Lawrence C. Purcell)
Peter Saxby .... gaffer
David Trainor .... assistant camera (as David O. Trainor)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly McGowan .... assistant wardrobe mistress
Sherrie R. Norris .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Marty Stanovich .... assistant editor (as Martin A. Stanovich)
 
Music Department
Joan Biel .... music editor
Don Ellis .... arranger
Don Ellis .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tony Crechales .... production assistant
Michael Dale .... set assistant
Robert Evans .... auditor (as Robert J. Evans)
Betty Goldberg .... script supervisor
Leslie Sue Rosen .... craft service
Vicki Rothman .... secretary to executive producer
Elizabeth A. Shipman .... production coordinator
John W. Swain III .... location manager
Jim Weatherwax .... set assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blood Ruby" - , USA (working title)
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Runtime:
85 min | USA:96 min (TV version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1977) | France:12 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Includes a scene reworking the "spider-walk" sequence cut from the original version of The Exorcist (1973).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A former gun moll runs a sleazy 1950's Florida drive-in that becomes a scene for several creepy and deadly supernatural occurences., 14 September 2000
Author: verna55 from cincinnati, ohio

This oddball horror/possession flick was yet another '70's film made in the race to rip-off the super horror hit THE EXORCIST. However, this one is better than most because it was directed by cult favorite Curtis Harrington who pays special attention to plot, character, atmosphere and detail rather than reverting to spinning heads and vomiting pea soup. Furthermore, Piper Laurie(who won an Oscar nomination the previous year for her role in CARRIE) gives a marvellous performance in the title role, and Janit Baldwin is also impressive as Laurie's disturbed young daughter. Roger Davis(of DARK SHADOWS fame) also does well with his role as a psychologist who gets caught up in this eerie tale of the supernatural. BEWARE: Although most video editions of the film run fifteen minutes longer than the version that was originally released to theatres, they slash much of the gore(which wasn't really all that graphic to begin with) and substitute it with dull, pointless footage featuring supporting characters that really have no connection to the plot or action of the film. This version of the film is credited to the pseudonymous Allen Smithee and was apparantly the version that first aired on network television. If you are lucky enough to find the 84-minute version credited to Curtis Harrington, the film's original director, you"ll fare much better.

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