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An Eye for an Eye (1973)

A children's television show host stalks and murders abusive parents.


Larry G. Brown (as Larry Brown)


Larry G. Brown (story) (as Larry Brown), Walter Dallenbach (screenplay) (as Walter G. Dallenbach)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Basham Tom Basham ... Mr Rabbey
Gene Carlson Gene Carlson ... Burt Mitchell
Gretchen Kanne Gretchen Kanne ... Carolyn
David Carlile David Carlile ... Perry Forbes
Barbara Grover Barbara Grover ... Judy Cirlin
Lance Larsen Lance Larsen ... Harold Cirlin
Jeff Rice Jeff Rice ... Richard
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Lt. Hayes (as Pete Renoudet)
Jackson Bostwick ... Sgt. Graham
John Ashton ... Sgt. Matthews (as John D. Ashton)
Mary Rings Mary Rings ... Mother in Park
Margaret Avery ... Nurse
Sam Jarvis Sam Jarvis ... Coroner
Brenda Venus Brenda Venus ... Joanie
Carol Ann Daniels ... Mrs. D'Sicca


The host of a children's TV show is really a psychopathic killer, and when he hears stories from the kids who watch his show about the abuse they get from their parents, he starts visiting the parents and murdering them. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

28 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Psychopath See more »

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Remade as Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie (1986) See more »

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Bizarre and rare low-budgeter
14 February 1999 | by Smokey-13See all my reviews

Tom Basham's over the top performance as a looney children's television show host is frighteningly realistic. When he discovers that some of his viewers are being abused by their parents he flips and takes matters into his own hands. Death by baseball bat, lawnmower, and strangulation are just a few of the things he has in store for the abusive parents. This seldom seen slasher is also highlighted by Basham's odd relationship with his puppets, as well as his blanket which he calls Mr.Rabbey. Psychopath also features weird music and endless close-ups of Basham's wild eyes. A must for fans of weird horror.

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