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Writer:
Robert Vincent O'Neill (written by)
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Lock your doors tonight, Miss. Don't go out tonight, Miss. See more »
Plot:
A psychiatrist plots to murder his wife, but with a new twist: he will brainwash a patient he is treating into committing the crime. | Add synopsis »
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Nasty shocker has energy and style to spare. See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lawrence Montaigne ... Kenneth Alden
Jo Anne Meredith ... Valerie Alden
Elizabeth Plumb ... Stacy
Frank Cuva ... Marco Everson
John Vincent ... Morlock
Sharon Cook ... Debbie
Diane Jones ... Patricia
Luanne Roberts ... Pamela
David Astor ... The Counterman
Lynn Lyon ... The Dancer
Judy Lang ... Trish
Charles Victor ... Valerie's Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Friedland ... Alice (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Vincent O'Neill  (as Robert Vincent O'Neil)
 
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Robert Vincent O'Neill (written by) (as Robert Vincent O'Neil)

Produced by
Lou Horowitz .... executive producer
Gerry Huffaker .... associate producer
Robert Vincent O'Neill .... producer (as Robert Vincent O'Neil)
William Rowland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Norma Green 
Jim Helms 
Gary Le Mel  (as Gary LeMel)
 
Film Editing by
Stanley Rabjohn  (as Stan Rabjohn)
 
Art Direction by
Ray Markham 
 
Makeup Department
Sheri Steward .... makeup artist (as Sherry Steward)
 
Production Management
Gary Kent .... production manager
 
Art Department
Osama M. Kawar .... props
James Stinson .... set dresser (as Jim Stinson)
 
Sound Department
Don Jones .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Hutchinson .... key grip
Eric Maxwell .... assistant camera
Melton Maxwell .... lighting (as Mel Maxwell)
Robert Maxwell .... camera operator (as Bob Maxwell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Stone .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Steve Faber .... editorial consultant
 
Other crew
Kay Pentecost .... script girl
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Lovely Touch" - USA (video title)
"The Loving Touch" - USA (video title)
"The Psycho Killer" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
80 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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References The Manchurian Candidate (1962)See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Nasty shocker has energy and style to spare., 26 April 2002
Author: Marshall Crist from Los Angeles, California

Dare I confess to admiring this misogynist wallow in depravity? Say what you will about its politics, THE PSYCHO LOVER is way above average of its type in terms of cinematography, editing and entertainment value. The plot concerns a psychiatrist who is treating a patient who police suspect of being a serial rape murderer. The film is punctuated by several almost psychedelic attack scenes, which bristle with an energy rarely seen in films of this budget. Ultimately the doctor tries to use the killer as a tool to release him from his miserable marriage, attempting to hypnotize his patient to do his bidding. This sequence must be seen to be believed: as the diminutive woman-hater sleeps he is plagued by visions of his victims. Acid rock cranks on the soundtrack, a woman with Gene Simmons makeup whispers "Kill...kill," another go-go dances. It doesn't get any better than this, folks. And hardly anyone lives happily ever after. The director also made the equally mean-spirited BLOOD MANIA which is worth a look, but PSYCHO LOVER deserves a cult following.

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