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Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)

 -  Horror  -  11 August 1978 (USA)
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Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Curt Dawson ...
Sgt. Frank Hebert
Gwen Arment ...
Sherry
William Metzo ...
John (as Bill Metzo)
Laura Misch Owens ...
Shirley Anderson - the Evil Prostitute (as Laura Misch)
Cathryn Lacey ...
Disco Girl #1
Nancy Dancer ...
Disco Girl #2
Butch Benit
Wayne Mack
Ronald Tanet
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Low rent semi-remake of Blood Feast (1963) - the movie that broke the barrier in showing gore on screen. In this version of the same story, instead of an Egyptian character we have a deranged Aztec high priest as the main character. A serial killer in a welder's mask stalks the streets of New Orleans during the Mardi Gras festival. He is a strange intense-looking guy who shows up at a bar which is also home to the town's prostitutes. He tells the chicks that he wants the most evil woman in the bar. The head ho points him into the direction of a fat breasted brunette. She tells him, 'I could win first place in any evil contest', and away they go. The Aztec priest takes her back to his place and makes her strip. He then ties her to a table in his basement and begins doing some magical ritual with baby oil that makes her nipples rise. He then proceeds to torture her by amputating hands, then feet, then 'the part that you use for evil'. These are then sacrificed to Coatla, the Goddess of ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Everyone is celebrating nobody hears the screams of the victims for the sacrifice. See more »

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Sleazy trash
10 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As much as I think this film is a pile of crap, there's 'something' about it that I like. I think it's the grainy, dirty feel to it, which isn't something many horror films have. This cannot save it though, because whichever way you look at it, it gets rather tedious after the first few deaths. Don't get me wrong - they are quite bloody in a Herschell Gordon Lewis kind of way. I even thought the weird sounds that are played when the killings occur added to the grainy atmosphere. It's just that you get sick of seeing the same thing over and over. Also there's too much tedious bumbling from the police and a dull sub-plot. I thought the ending was rather cool though, when he drives the car into the water and all they find is his mask. Mind you most people would have fallen asleep by this point.

Overall I would say Mardi Gras Massacre is worth the once over if you're a horror completist - just don't expect too much!


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