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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Fox ...
Vicki Kent
Diane Cummins ...
Mary
Saul Meth ...
Adam
Miriam Meth ...
Blanche
William Szarka ...
Billy (as Bill Szarka)
Chris Smith ...
Sam (credit only)
Dee Cummins ...
Vicki (credit only)
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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The entire movie was filmed without sound, all the dialog and sound effects were dubbed in later. 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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Released at last, but was it worth it?

What can you say about a movie with a budget so very low they borrowed music from Andy Milligan's THE GHASTLY ONES? Doris Wishman has directed stuff like BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL, ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER MAN, NUDE ON THE MOON and the classic AMAZING TRANSPLANT. Okay, so she's no Ida Lupino you deffinitely won't sleep through any of her movies! A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER is as disjointed as the hacked up bodies the killer leaves behind. Why? Because some idiot at the processing lab either lost or erased about 34 minutes of film leaving Ms. Wishman to make some sense out of the 68 minutes she had left. Well she did, sort of. Vicki Kent (Samantha Fox) is released from a mental hospital several years after the unprovoked killing of two boys. Right away her brother and sister, who are jealous of her for no reason that I can figure out, decide to drive her crazy again and send her back to the hospital. Right about this same time several brutal murders take place and the finger of suspicion points to . . .guess who. Ah, but is she really guilty? hey, it's only a 68 minute movie so you won't have to wait long to find out. The gore effects are outrageous, an obvious dummy is barely tapped with a machete and the head falls off; hatchet hardly touches its victim for blood to spurt like a fountain; a woman's finger are cut off one by one but she is just making a fist and her hand is covered with stage blood. But it's things like this that make the movie fun. Also there is a detective narrating who describes things he could not possibly know. In one case he talks about what Vicki Kent is dreaming while he watches her through a window! Ridiculous? Yes! Fun? You bet! Worth seeing? What are you waiting for?


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