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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
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Carolyn Greenwood ...
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Alex Bond Winslow ...
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Harry Gibbs ...
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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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Shot in 1981, not released until 1986. See more »

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Rather dull
26 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been after this movie for a while, though mainly because of the cool VHS cover and the fact that Yvonne De Carlo is in it. Well, I finally found a copy at a market. The film didn't live up to my expectations, but I'm used to that, being a fan of low budget horror.

The film is kind of watchable and semi-interesting, but isn't much of a horror film because there are no violent deaths. The deaths are caused by the dog but in very tame ways. The plot also seems muddled and the motivation for the killings is unclear. I found the ending rather bizarre but slightly surprising.

The main reason to seek this film out as far as I'm concerned is the VHS cover (the UK one). It looks good amongst my collection of big box horror films and I love the artwork. Other than that, there's little reason to seek out this film, even for fellow fans of low-budget horror.


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