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Three on a Meathook (1972)

Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens,... See full summary »

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William Girdler

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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Kissinger ... Pa Townsend
James Carroll Pickett ... Billy Townsend (as James Pickett)
Sherry Steiner ... Sherry
Madelyn Buzzard Madelyn Buzzard ... Becky
John Shaw John Shaw
Marsha Tarbis Marsha Tarbis
Carolyn Thompson Carolyn Thompson
Kiersten Laine Kiersten Laine
Linda Thompson ... Debbie
Hugh Smith Hugh Smith
Thomas Todd Thomas Todd
Smith Haynie Smith Haynie ... Young Billy
Alice Summers Alice Summers
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Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens, but the father helps his son as he has in the past. When the boy meets a girl and begins falling in love, the father worries about a repeat performance. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A Padlocked Shed, Hooks of Cold Steel -- a Maniac on the loose See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

3 on a Meathook! See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA See more »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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Studio 1 Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Loosely based on real-life killer/cannibal Ed Gein, whose story also inspired, among other films, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Psycho (1960). See more »

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When Billy is driving the truck at night the headlights alternate between being off and being on between shots. See more »

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The motion picture you have just seen is completely fiction. Any resemblance to a place or person, whether living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!!
23 May 1999 | by MADMANMARZSee all my reviews

I long for days when films like Three on a Meat hook painted the screen red. The year 1999 bloodless lame horror films with models and rap singers play your local multi-plexes. I was lucky enough to live through the 70's and 80's to see fun movies like this. Today horror is a shadow of what is used to be. I feel sorry for today's fans who watch such bloodless weak pieces of total garbage like Scream and Halloween H2o and call that horror!! This is horror. Mindless, poorly acted, edited, and basically just a lot of fun. Sorry to dwell on the past so much but Three On a Meat hook represents what will never be seen again thanks to Politically correct morons in today's film world!! Long live 3 on a Meathook!!!!


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