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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mrs. Pringle
Gretchen Wells ... Kathy Baker
... Rodney Pringle
Rodney Bedell ... Dave Hall
Ronnie Cass ... Nancy Harris
Karl Stoeber ... Mr. Spinsen
Dianne Wilhite ... Janet
Andrea Barr ... Susan
Dianne Raymond ... Dawn Farrell
Sherry Robinson ... Lisa
Barrie Walton ... Neighbor Lady
Marcelle Bichette ... Jane
Tom Brent ... Neighbor Man
Mike Todd ... Mike
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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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$40,000 (estimated)
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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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When Mrs. Pringle pushes victims into Rodney's room the door to the room opens out toward her wig shop, however, when seen from inside the door opens in toward Rodney's room. See more »

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Fun Trash
30 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Gruesome Twosome, The (1967)

** (out of 4)

An elderly woman and her deranged son kill young women so that they can scalp them in order to put their hair in a wig shop. As is normally the case with a Lewis film, this one here is very short on plot but as an early splatter film goes, the gore does come off is fun red style. This is certainly a poorly made film with awful performances, bad dialogue and questionable direction but that doesn't really matter as what the film delivers is nostalgic fun. The film, as bad as it is, is a lot of fun because of how cheaply made it is and how much fun the director has with the gore. The gore effects are so obviously done but they remain fun just because of how fresh and at times original they are. One must remember that Lewis didn't have anything to copy off of so he was pretty much coming up with this stuff as he went along. If one is looking for a horror film to shock and scare them then this certainly isn't your movie but if you want a classic example of drive-in trash then this film remains fun.


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