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There Was a Little Girl
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Release Date:
13 November 1981 (West Germany) See more »
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Julia thinks she lives alone... she doesn't! See more »
Plot:
Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideosly disformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Trish Everly ... Julia Sullivan
Michael MacRae ... Sam Edwards
Dennis Robertson ... Father James

Morgan Most ... Helen (as Morgan Hart)
Allison Biggers ... Mary Sullivan

Edith Ivey ... Amantha Beauregard
Richard Baker ... Sacha Robertson Jr.
Don Devendorf ... Principal

Jerry Fujikawa ... Mr. Kimura
Doug Dillingham ... Golden
Joe Camp ... Hospital Guard
Janie Baker ... Sacha's Mother
Huxsie Scott ... Secretary

Directed by
Ovidio G. Assonitis  (as Oliver Hellman)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ovidio G. Assonitis  (as Oliver Hellman)
Stephen Blakely 
Roberto Gandus 
Peter Shepherd 

Produced by
Ovidio G. Assonitis .... producer (as Oliver Hellman)
Peter Shepherd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli 
 
Film Editing by
Angelo Curi 
 
Art Direction by
Stefano Paltrinieri 
 
Costume Design by
Serena Severini 
 
Makeup Department
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jacques Goyard .... executive in charge of production
Roger Salvadori .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stratton Leopold .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Piero Fondi .... sound
Romano Pampaloni .... re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio La Monica .... assistant camera
Maurizio Maggi .... camera operator
Fabrizio Vicari .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Stratton Leopold .... casting: Georgia
 
Other crew
Daniela Puccini .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"There Was a Little Girl" - Italy (original title)
"Flesh and the Beast" - USA (video title)
"Scared to Death" - USA
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USA:92 min
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The film was originally listed (as "Madhouse") as one of the official UK DPP 72 video nasties. It was released fully uncut in 2004.See more »
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References The Driller Killer (1979)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Better than expected., 16 January 2002
Author: Thom-P from A remote cabin in the wilderness

Okay, I admit this film isn't a masterpiece by any stretch, but slasher aficionados should find it enjoyable. I certainly did and was rather surprised by all the negative reviews I'd previously read. Granted, it's slow going in places, but the murders are genuinely creepy, as well as performances by Dennis Robertson as the twisted Father James and Allison Biggers as the deformed sister, Mary. Some ample doses of blood (in the unrated version) also add to the proceedings. While the film may not appeal to erstwhile horror fans, anybody with a taste for slashers will surely appreciate this entry in the genre.

Note: Some reviewers have condemned this film for lifting a scene out of HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, but the the fact of the matter is that both films were released in the same year (1981), so it's debatable as to who stole what from whom. Personally, I preferred the scene as it was staged in this film, regardless of which came first. See it for yourself and you be the judge.

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