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Play Dead (1983)

R | | Drama, Horror | January 1986 (USA)
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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A Raging Madness Unleashed To Kill See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Satan's Dog  »

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Play Dead is also known as Satans Dog. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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A dog as the killer? Read on
27 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This might be some kind of b-movie classic. This is a film where a dog is the killer, but those expecting Cujo style dog attacks will be well let down, because this dog does it's whacking gangland style, yo.

Some Auntie who's into Satan and all that jive isn't too happy with the way her dead sister's estate turned out (I think). So she trains up this dog to be a killer and gives it to her niece as a present. Only prob is that this dog is out to kill all of aunt's enemies and does so by accidental car death, electrocution, strangulation and poison.

Like you I was wondering why it didn't just rip the throats out of folks, but there you go. Maybe it was because the dog involved was such a cutey and no one could believe it could kill someone using it's teeth. Who knows.

Also, there's this sex scene that seems to involve body doubles, and the body double covering for the chick has bweuubs three times the size of the actress she's covering for so watch out for that.

This film is great!


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