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Will to Die (1971)

Blood Legacy (original title)
In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs, their in-laws, and the household servants must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.

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Cast overview:
... Sheriff Dan Garcia
... Laura Dean
... Tom Drake
Ivy Bethune ... Elga
... Christopher Dean
... Johnny Dean
... Veronica Dean
... Igor Garin
Brooke Mills ... Leslie Dean
... Gregory Dean
... Frank Mantee
... Dr. Carl Isenburg
Mr. Chin ... Chin
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In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs, their in-laws, and the household servants must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.

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17 March 1971 (USA)  »

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Legacy of Blood  »

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$56,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Rodolfo Acosta. See more »

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One of the girls begins a game of pool by slightly breaking the racked balls, however the next shot shows the balls distributed all over the table as if they had been broken much more forcefully. See more »

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[last lines]
Elga: [to the audience] And I bet you thought it was the butler, all the time.
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Featured in Movie Macabre: Legacy of Blood (1982) See more »

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Sobra las Olas - Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
[Plays over the end credits.]
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I saw it titled "Legacy of Blood"--it's still terrible
4 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ridiculous horror film about a wealthy man (John Carradine) dying and leaving everything to his four children, and his servants to be divided up equally. One condition--they must spend one week in his estate to get the money. And if any of them die, the others get more. Guess what happens next....

I saw a brand new print of this film on cable. The colors were bright and vivid and the house itself looks beautiful. That's about all the good things I can say about it.

Let's list just some of the problems this film has: the killer is screamingly obvious; the servants are called Igor and Elga--come on!; some of the sound recording was so bad I couldn't make out the dialogue (no great loss I'm sure); the gore was sparse and very poorly done; the other murders were simply boring, stupid or impossible and this movie contains some truly abominable acting--so bad you just stare at the screen in disbelief. Even pro Jeff Morrow was terrible! The only fairly good acting was from trouper Faith Domergue (who deserved better than this) and John Carradine (who looks painfully old and frail here). I do have to admit though--the closing line in this movie is a gem!

Why this was renamed "Legacy of Blood" is beyond me--there's another 1978 horror film with that name!

Whatever its name is, it's a bad movie. To be avoided at all costs.


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