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Fernando Di Leo (screenplay)
Mario Gariazzo (story)
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20 March 1980 (Italy) See more »
An escaped convict plays the occupants of a remote home against one another for his own sadistic pleasure while searching for the loot he buried there following a previous robbery. | Add synopsis »
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Sleazy thriller that owes a lot to "Last House on the Left". See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Joe Dallesandro ... Joe Brezzi
Lorraine De Selle ... Paola - sister of Liliana
Patrizia Behn ... Liliana - wife of Sergio (as Patricia Bhen)
Gianni Macchia ... Sergio

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Di Leo  screenplay
Mario Gariazzo  story

Produced by
Armando Novelli .... producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Cinematography by
Enrico Lucidi 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
Production Design by
Francesco Cuppini 
Costume Design by
Carolina Ferrara 
Makeup Department
Placida Crapanzano .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
Gloria Granati .... makeup artist
Lidia Puglia .... hair stylist
Production Management
Fabio Diotallevi .... production manager
Sound Department
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Mario Sabatelli .... still photographer
Goffredo Salvatori .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Ornella Chistolini .... assistant editor
Other crew
Vincenzo Samà .... production secretary
Patrizia Zulini .... script supervisor (as Patrizia Amelia Zulini)

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Also Known As:
"Vacanze per un massacro" - Italy (original title)
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85 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sleazy thriller that owes a lot to "Last House on the Left"., 28 August 2008
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Paula and Sergio are married and own the small house in the mountains where they only travel to at weekends and Lillian is Paula's sister,who just happens to be having an affair with Sergio.Sergio is going hunting,Paula is going shopping and Lillian is staying home to sunbathe naked.Lillian puts on the radio and we hear a news report a thief and murderer who has escaped from jail and is on the loose after murdering farmer with a pitchfork.The criminal named Joe Brezy has stolen the car and is hiding near the house.He has buried 300million lira in the house(from the previous robbery).Joe takes the three of them hostage whilst he digs for his loot.When he finally gets his loot he plays Paula,Lillian and Sergio against each other telling Paula about the affair her husband and sister are having."Vacanze per Uno Massacre" is a cheaply made thriller highly influenced by rape and revenge sub-genre.Lorrainde de Selle provides lots of full-frontal nudity and the climax is violent and memorable.It's a crying shame that this nasty little tale of sexual tension is so obscure.8 out of 10.

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