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Pigs (1973)

Daddy's Deadly Darling (original title)
R | | Horror | 25 May 1973 (USA)
Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Lawrence

Writer:

Marc Lawrence (as F.A. Foss)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Toni Lawrence ... Lynn Hart
Jesse Vint ... Sheriff Dan Cole
Catherine Ross Catherine Ross ... Miss Macy (as Katherine Ross)
Paul Hickey Paul Hickey ... Ben Sharp
Iris Korn Iris Korn ... Annette
Walter Barnes ... Doctor
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Hoagy
William Michael William Michael ... Deputy
Jim Antonio ... Jess Winter - Man from Hospital
Bone Adams Bone Adams ... Truck Farmer
Larry Hussmann Larry Hussmann ... Gas Attendant
Don Skylar Don Skylar ... Oil Worker
Marc Lawrence ... Zambrini
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Storyline

Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends up in a small California town where she meets and shacks up with Zambrini, an old farmer who runs the local motel and roadside café. Zambrini also owns a group of pigs that he keeps in a pen behind his house who have somehow developed a taste for human flesh. When Lynn begins killing a number of men who remind her of her dead father, Zambrini helps her out by disposing of the bodies to the pigs. Investigating the disappearances, the local sheriff eventually becomes suspicious of Lynn's past and a private investigator, hired by the hospital to find her, slowly close in on Lynn. Written by matt-282

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They'll eat anything... So she had the perfect method to dispose of her victims! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Piru, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ursus Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marc Lawrence made hunks of bread in the shape of arms and legs for the scenes in which the pigs eat human flesh. See more »

Quotes

Zambrini: Yeah, you know, always on a full moon the pigs get hungry. Yeah. I gotta do it. They got used to eating human flesh. I gotta do it. I'm sorry. You know the first time it happened was an accident. They got loose in the field. There was a drunk. He was asleep. Yeah, he was asleep.
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Alternate Versions

Aside from Marc Lawrence's original cut of the film, which was titled "The 13th Pig", two other versions of the film exist. One featured a three minute introduction depicting Toni Lawrence's character (portrayed by a different but similar looking woman) being possessed and the subject of an exorcism, ending with her bolting from the room. This version was exhibited under the title "Love Exorcist" and also "Blood Pen". A second version of the film features a new intro that shows Lynn's childhood experiences with her incestuous father, ending with her stabbing him to death and being committed to an asylum; she escapes when a nurse undresses to have sex with a doctor, leaving behind her uniform and her car keys. There is also a new ending in this version, which shows Lynn faking her own death and escaping once again in her car. Lynn is portrayed in these additional scenes by various actresses wearing wigs, photographed from obscure angles. This version of the movie was originally titled "Daddy's Girl". This is also the cut that was released to home video under various titles, including "Pigs", "Horror Farm", "The Killers" and "Daddy's Deadly Darling". See more »

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Soundtracks

Somewhere Down the Road
(uncredited)
Written and Sung by Charles Bernstein
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Daddy's Deadly Darling
29 January 2007 | by alanmoraSee all my reviews

This film has many titles. Among them are "Pigs" "Daddy's Deadly Darling" and "The Strange Exorcism Of Lynn Hart". It was meant to be a star vehicle for the director, Marc Lawrence's daughter Toni Lawrence (if only she could act!) but turned out to be one of the only movies she ever made. It is filmed in the style of a "Last House on the Left" or "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" that grainy style of film making that always gives the viewer that "not so fresh" feeling. An often overlooked cult classic in it's own right "Pigs" is worth a one-time viewing for die hard horror fans but viewers beware the version currently in circulation that is being distributed by Troma is actually a censored version of the film (why anyone would care to bother censoring a film with so much of NOTHING in it is beyond me) it is missing a few key scenes (such as a scene where a victims hand is fed to the pigs) and is disappointingly void of extras (I would LOVE to hear how Marc Lawrence feels about this film nowadays or at least see the theatrical trailer for this sleaze fest).


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