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Demented (1980)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  1985 (France)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sallee Young ...
Linda Rodgers (as Sallee Elyse)
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Matt Rodgers (as Bruce Gilchrist)
Deborah Alter ...
Annie
Kathryn Clayton ...
Carol
Bryan Charles ...
Dr. Dillman
Edward Talbot 'Chip' Matthews ...
Mark (as Chip Matthews)
Mark Justin ...
Joker
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Joker / Rapist (as Robert Mendel)
Douglas Price ...
Joker
Stephen Blood ...
Detective
Bosco Palazzolo ...
Manuel
J. Kelly ...
Police Officer
John Green ...
Police Officer
Bill Martin ...
Rapist
Jay Belinkoff ...
Rapist
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A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of her wits. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Revenge is sweet... and deadly.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Although never classed as an official UK video nasty the film was one of the movies included by Mary Whitehouse on a compilation tape shown to the Conservative Party during their 1984 conference. It was eventually released on the Apex video label in 1987 after receiving 1 minute 19 secs of BBFC cuts. See more »

Quotes

Joker: Boy this is a switch, I thought you'd be mad as hell at me.
Linda Rodgers: Mad? Definitely not! Let's just say I'm able to handle the situation.
[He goes to remove his mask]
Linda Rodgers: No no, leave it for now! It turns me on.
Joker: Lady, you are definitely weird.
Linda Rodgers: I *know*.
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Truly Underrated Genre Film
13 February 2005 | by (GA) – See all my reviews

Have always enjoyed this film - even though it may well have its flaws. Has there ever been an actress that exuded the raw sex appeal (with the possible exception of Dyanne Thorne) of Sallee Elyse? Unbelievable lady, just fantastic. A shame she only appeared in one other film. Not nearly as well-known as "I Spit on Your Grave", but a definite equal, in my opinion. Most hate this movie but I've spent many years trying to find it for sale. The few that are out there are in horrible condition or bootlegs. Was fortunate enough to locate a copy on eBay recently, although still not a factory original. Anyone else out there enjoy it as well?


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