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A Night to Dismember (1983)

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A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.

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Samantha Fox ...
Vicki Kent
Diane Cummins ...
Mary
Saul Meth ...
Adam
Miriam Meth ...
Blanche
William Szarka ...
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Chris Smith ...
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Dee Cummins ...
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Larry Hunter ...
Larry (as Norman Main)
Mary Lomay ...
Ann
Rita Rogers ...
Aunt Bea
Nina Stengel ...
Nina
Frankie Sabat ...
Frankie
Alexandria ...
Nancy
William Longo Jr. ...
Timmy
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Marty (as Robert De Rosa)
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A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.

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According to director Doris Wishman, the actor who played the monster in Mary's apparition (Louis Burdi) wore his makeup after the filming and scared a man at a toll booth while driving home. The man at the toll booth refused to take the fee from the actor. See more »

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Actress Alexandria is credited in the film's on-screen credits as playing "Nancy". In reality, she plays "Bonnie Kent". Actor Larry Hunter is credited as playing "Larry" but his actual role is "Uncle Sebastian". See more »

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There are some movies you just HAVE to see...
6 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER may not be one of them, but jesus, I honestly can't think of another film so disjointed, so visually unattractive, so inane and illogical beyond belief as this train wreck on film. So, because of that I strongly suggest anyone who seeks out the macabre, twisted, odd and unusual to do whatever it takes to see this movie. Thinking back, I'm almost sure it has to do with a woman released from an insane asylum and a whole lot of elevator music and narration. A detective narrates the entire film (!), telling us things that have absolutely no relation to what we are actually seeing. He stumbles and stutters his lines, coming across like an 8 year old with dyslexia. It's actually very funny. Occasionally, the actors in the film do get to speak (albeit they are HORRIBLY dubbed.) Much of the time when they are speaking, we aren't shown the actors' faces, rather their feet, a couch or a house plant! Oh yes, like any Doris Wishman film we get plenty of shots of people's feet. She must've had a foot fetish, like 99% of America I suppose. Ok, I'm trying to give you the plot of this car accident but it is physically impossible. Woman gets out of loony bin, her brother and sister try and drive her back there (for what reason, I have NO idea), a few gory murders take place (in the HG Lewis gory way) and before you know it, this 70 min. mess is over and you wonder to yourself JUST WHAT IN THE HELL YOU WATCHED. And just in case the movie itself isn't surreal or bizarre enough, Wishman throws in a couple of dream sequences to REALLY throw you off. In one dream, a woman is slashed and knifed to death about 100 times, slashing and knifing, over and over and over.. She moans like she's having an orgasm. Speaking of orgasm, A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER probably has a budget much lower than your average porn. Technically speaking, THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY the worst motion picture made. Point blank. But, I found enough enjoyment to watch it multiple times. It's funnier than most comedies, and makes not a lick of sense that it BEGS to be watched. A true spectacle.


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