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The Gruesome Twosome (1967)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 28 August 1967 (USA)
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A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop while a persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.

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Allison Louise Downe (original screenplay) (as Louise Downe)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Davis ... Mrs. Pringle
Gretchen Wells Gretchen Wells ... Kathy Baker
Chris Martell ... Rodney Pringle
Rodney Bedell Rodney Bedell ... Dave Hall
Ronnie Cass Ronnie Cass ... Nancy Harris
Karl Stoeber Karl Stoeber ... Mr. Spinsen
Dianne Wilhite Dianne Wilhite ... Janet
Andrea Barr Andrea Barr ... Susan
Dianne Raymond Dianne Raymond ... Dawn Farrell
Sherry Robinson Sherry Robinson ... Lisa
Barrie Walton Barrie Walton ... Neighbor Lady
Marcelle Bichette Marcelle Bichette ... Jane
Tom Brent Tom Brent ... Neighbor Man
Mike Todd Mike Todd ... Mike
C.A. Dukes C.A. Dukes
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Storyline

Mrs. Pringle and her son Rodney run a wig store which they stock by scalping young coeds who show up to look at the "room for rent." Meanwhile at the local college, Kathy is determined to figure out who is killing her classmates, much to boyfriend Dave's irritation. When her friend Dawn disappears, Kathy gets closer to the truth as she begins investigating the Pringle's lair. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Oh Yes... Our Wigs Are Made From Genuine Human Hair, And How! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Cameo: Herschell Gordon Lewis's voice can be heard over the radio, interrupting with news of the murders. See more »

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All the murders look incredibly fake with obvious makeup showing and the victims blinking/breathing, when they are supposed to be dead. See more »

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A horror film padded out to the extreme!
4 November 2003 | by Joseph P. UlibasSee all my reviews

H.G. Lewis like to stage bloody set pieces. However in order to show them off he likes to make a feature length film. Many of them aren't very good and they're padded out to make the 70 minute mark. The gruesome Twosome is one of those films. The film revolves around a crazy old lady who makes nice realistic looking wigs and her ogreish son. She has a secret in her wig making that you'll find hair raising. They're many filler scenes placed through out the movie. The most notorious one (and clever) takes place in the beginning where two wigs are holding a conversation. The gore set pieces are cool but you'll have to sit through the movie to experience them.

Recommended for campy cult fans.

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