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Pigs (1973)

Daddy's Deadly Darling (original title)
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 »

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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:

If you go down to the woods today... you're in for a PIG surprise 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:

Blood Pen 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marc Lawrence put a mortgage on his house in order to raise the money he needed to complete this film. 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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Featured in Movie Macabre: The Pigs (1984) See more »

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Somewhere Down the Road
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Written and Sung by Charles Bernstein
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This little piggy stayed at home and watched a demented drive-in feature …
7 January 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Ladies and Gentlemen, the hall of 70's exploitation obscurity proudly presents "Pigs", a movie made by, made for and – of course – largely revolving on … Pigs! Just in case you're looking for a totally incompetent yet strangely fascinating and one of a kind drive in class-sick, I warmly recommend this movie which Marc Lawrence (supportive cast member of such acclaimed classics as "Key Largo" and "The Asphalt Jungle") wrote, produced, starred in and directed entirely by himself! "Pigs", which is a much easier and equally appropriate title to use instead of the official "Daddy's Deadly Darling", blends two main story lines that are typical 70's exploitation guff (meaning: absurd and utterly tasteless), yet the wholesome feels refreshing and unique. The opening sequences introduce Lynn Webster. She's a beautiful and impressively voluptuous young girl who has just slain her father because he couldn't keep his hands to himself and a certain other body part inside his pants. One minor problem, however, Lynn refuses to accept her daddy is dead and she even escapes from the asylum to search for him. Why she desperately wants to be reunited with the guy who physically abused her is just one of the many weird kinks in the plot that remains unexplained and neglected. I guess it's because she's mentally unstable and those people tend to desire weird things. Anyway, she arrives at a remote countryside diner where funny farmer Zambrini employs her as a waitress. Zambrini has a couple of issues of his own, though. To a corpse he stole from the local morgue he explains how his pigs accidentally developed a taste for human blood. It started when they devoured a drunkard who fell asleep in their barnyard, but now they exclusively crave human flesh. The rest of the film is pure but amusing nonsense, with Lynn gradually losing whatever's left of her sanity and Zambrini desperately collecting corpses to keep his porkers satisfied. Jesse Vint stars as the handsome Sheriff investigating the odd events at Zambrini's farm and, like any other male character, he falls for Lynn's gorgeous rack. "Pigs" guarantees 80 minutes of uncompromising and demented 'Rednecksploitation' fun! Naturally it's a horrible film, complete with amateurish acting performances and dialogs that appear to have been written by the pigs, but trained admirers of cinematic 70's smut won't be able to resist it. The camera-work looks hideous, Marc Lawrence clearly never heard of editing and the make-up effects wouldn't even scare a child. "Pigs" also features a misfit but incredibly catchy theme song called "Somebody's Waiting For You" (misfit songs were almost obligatory in 70's drive-in classics) and the endlessly repeated "La la lalalla la la" tunes. Marc Lawrence donated the role of Lynn to his real-life daughter Toni, presumably to launch her career. It must have been awkward, for the both of them, to shoot all the sequences where she wears a revealing and too tight nightgown. Do I sense incestuous undertones? Sure, why not … Everything goes in the wondrously twisted world of 70's exploitation, right?


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