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Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

A deranged 15th Century prison colony chaplain exploits his power to get money for his church including murder and grave robbing committed by his vampire mistress and one-eyed hunchback assistant.

Director:

Andy Milligan

Writer:

Andy Milligan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Flanagan Neil Flanagan ... Father Guru
Jaqueline Webb Jaqueline Webb ... Olga
Judith Israel Judith Israel ... Nadja
Jack Spencer Jack Spencer ... Igor
Frank Echols Frank Echols ... Bishop Kopel
Gerald Jacuzzo Gerald Jacuzzo ... Father Polanski (as Jeremy Brooks)
Paul Lieber ... Carl
Julia Wills Julia Wills ... Christine
Ron Keith Ron Keith ... Lars
Myschka Myschka ... Mara
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman ... Hans
Jeffrey Isaacs Jeffrey Isaacs ... Altar Boy
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Altar Boy
Stanley Herbert Stanley Herbert ... Prison Guard
Billy Hoffman Billy Hoffman ... Prison Guard
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Storyline

On the island of Mortavia in 1480, Father Guru is the schizophrenic chaplain of a Central European prison whom murders anyone he thinks threatens him including his mistress, a vampire, a hunchback and others. Carl is the jailer whom robs graves for the mad priest and saves one women prisoner, Najia, whom is condemned to death for infanticide. Written by matt-282

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guru, the Mad Monk See more »

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Budget:

$11,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Maipix Organization See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

"Screenplay" is spelled "sreenplay" in the main titles. See more »

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Referenced in Rembering Andy Milligan (2002) See more »

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Badly made, but strangely compelling.
12 November 2002 | by ubik-11See all my reviews

I know this movie is bad. I know I shouldn't like it. But there's something about it that holds my attention when it plays. Something in its crude simplicity compels me forward to the end. It happens every time I watch it. I don't know what it is.

Guru (odd name for an orthodox priest) is a bit hammy but not overly so. Carl delivers his lines in one of the oddest intonations I've heard. He later appeared as Detective Eric Dorsey, a minor character on the Barney Miller show. Olga, who apparently is a vampire (?), can't seem to speak her lines fast enough. Pay attention or you'll miss 'em! Igor is fun to watch, as is the cute girl (Nadja) in the attic who befriends him.

Watch for the modern claw hammer, the modern scissors, the steel bars on the windows, and the prisoner wearing corduroy pants!


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