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Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)

R | | Crime, Horror
Stanley and Paul, a pair of friends on the run from the law, rent a house in the suburbs, where they decide the best way to lay low is for Paul to dress as a woman and pretend to be ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abe Zwick ...
Paul
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Stanley (as Scott Lawrence)
Don Craig ...
Hubert
Robin Hughes ...
Vicki
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Mrs. Adams
Marty Cordova ...
Alma
Maggie Wood ...
Dolores
Mike Mingoia ...
Joe
Robert Demeo ...
Jerry (as Robert De Meo)
Sandra Lurie ...
Mary Lou
Brad F. Grinter ...
Lt. Farrell
Charles Guanci ...
Sgt. Baker
Francelia Waterbury ...
Mrs. Johnson
Victor Anchipolovsky ...
Mr. Johnson
Joseph Bracci ...
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Stanley and Paul, a pair of friends on the run from the law, rent a house in the suburbs, where they decide the best way to lay low is for Paul to dress as a woman and pretend to be Stanley's Aunt Martha. Not too long after the pair move into their new home, Paul suddenly murders a young woman Stanley brings home with him. Paul's violent tendencies continue to spin out of control, and soon nobody who comes near is safe from him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Don't Spank Baby  »

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Cult 70's Classic... almost
17 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The working title was: "Don't Spank Baby".

Wayne Crawford went on to become a successful producer, films like Valley Girl, Night of the Comet and others, even though he wasn't too terrific in this little Gem. And little known Abe Zwick should have gotten tons of work from this film but didn't. Filmed at Moberly Studios in Hollywood Florida, on the same lot the early Tarzan movies were filmed. This film is definitely for those who appreciate the abstract. The movie was originally shot with much more bloody graphic slasher scenes. For reasons only known to Tom Casey the Director, the bloody slasher scenes were given a tab of LSD, and replaced by Flash Editing. Even though this version is worthy of a look for those so inclined, in my opinion the original version would have packed the punch needed to make this a full on Slasher 70's Cult Classic.


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