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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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Taglines:

A mad man... A psycho killer... And mean cannibal pigs... All together in the scariest film you'll ever see!!! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Charles Bernstein had to do the vocal for the theme song himself because he didn't have the money to pay a singer to do it. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow behind Lynn when she stabs Jess Winter in the diner. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere Down the Road
(uncredited)
Written and Sung by Charles Bernstein
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Pretty good for a drive-in flick
17 September 2009 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

This movie is often marketed under the title "Pigs!", but that's actually pretty misleading. Granted, there are in fact some pigs involved in this project, but if you want to see crazed hogs rampaging and eating people and whatnot, look somewhere else. I have no idea where, but definitely somewhere else. Instead, this movie focuses on a strangely attractive young woman who seduces men and then kills them. And then she feeds the victims to a bunch of local pigs, mainly to justify the alternative title. It's a pretty thin plot, but the surprisingly decent acting and the sheer brutality of it all manage to keep the show on the road. Also comes with a really weird lullaby soundtrack that's difficult to get out of your head.


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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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Ursus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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