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Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 June 1961 (USA)
The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

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(as Brooke L. Peters)

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(original story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
... Mickey
Pamela Lincoln ... Pat
Darrell Howe ... Chet
Judy Howard ... Sandy
Michael Granger ... Lt. Mac (as Michael Grainger)
... Bobbie
Russ Bender ... Frank (as Russell Bender)
Don Devlin ... Moe
William Salzwedel ... Duke
Robert Stabler ... Defense Attorney
John B. Lee ... District Attorney
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Driven to the edge of insanity by the execution of his older brother, Chet is boiling over with hatred. After getting his face slashed in a senseless alley-way brawl, his paranoia begins to paint everyone around him as an enemy. He turns to his sweet younger sister, his slutty girlfriend, and even his old poker buddies for solace, but all of them have real or imagined links back to the ill-fated trial that condemned his brother, thus aggravating Chet's psychosis. After viciously assaulting the prosecuting attorney's son, the troubled youth draws the relentless attention of detective Lt. Mac. Spiraling out of control, Chet commits an arson and then a senseless murder. With Lt. Mac ratcheting up the pressure, Chet sinks deeper and deeper into the bottomless pit of his own psychotic delusions. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Psychotic Killer prowls the night! ... Will he be stopped before he kills again? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Slow, no budget junk
26 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film, marketed as a horror flick, is in fact nothing but a very slow moving JD film. The film is deficient in every aspect-direction, budget, acting, plot, dialogue. Some may enjoy it's campiness, but that wore thin for me very fast as there really wasn't much to this slow crapfest. I only wish I had held out for a DVD of "Hatchet for the Honeymoon" that did not contain this fetid film.


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