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Play Dead (1983)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  January 1986 (USA)
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A woman uses her magic powers and a vicious Rotweiller dog to murder her relatives.

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Hester
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Audrey
David Cullinane ...
Jeff
Glenn Kezer ...
Otis
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Richard
David Ellzey ...
Stephen
Jo Livingston ...
Pathologlst
Carolyn Greenwood ...
Monique
Jeff McVey ...
Eric
Robert Hibbard ...
Policeman
Desmond Dhooge ...
Dog Trainer
John Caroll Perry ...
Sam
Alex Bond Winslow ...
Clarisse
Harry Gibbs ...
Funeral Attendant
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Glamorous Yvonne De Carlo stars as Hester, a woman of wealth, and a woman of scorn...and the timid, be forewarned. With a maniacal hatred of her heirs, Hester has a thirst for revenge! Electrocution, strangulation, poisoning, and a crushed skull are just a few of her bloody tricks. Her beautiful niece is going nuts...and she's next on the list! Written by Chance Fell

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Play Dead... It may be the last thing you ever do. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Shot in 1981, not released until 1986. See more »

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"Dogs" was better than this!
20 June 2013 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Yvonne De Carlo of "The Munsters" fame star in this horror about a very bitter heiress who former lover falls for her sister. Because of this, she would take matters in a supernatural way. The former lover has a child, who is now grown, loses her mother in a tragic accident. Animosity and resentment gets involved in the reunion. Trying to make peace with the family, the aunt wants to move forward. But there's another thing, she has a Rottweiler from Europe that seems docile, but the appearance can be a ploy. Not only is the aunt is wealthy, she's involved in sinister black magic. She used that hulking dog to exact revenge on the lover and her sister. And turns it loose on the siblings as well. Driving the niece out of her mind, and causing much mayhem. This dog is so smart, it can throw off the brightest of detectives. Especially, when he put that drain cleaner along with the seltzer. Can't tell which is which. This movie was not well made. A little spoiler from the crew was spotted during the love scenes. In fact, I was wrong about "Dogs" in 1976, this movie really was barking up the wrong tree. 1 star!


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