6.4/10
65
9 user 5 critic

My Friends Need Killing (1976)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 1977 (USA)
A Vietnam veteran goes on a crime spree and starts torturing and killing men he served in the army with.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...

Director: Paul Leder
Stars: Allen Garfield, Meredith MacRae, Frank Whiteman
Vultures (1984)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A dying wealthy patriarch, Ramon summons his relatives to his bedside, setting the tone for intriguing suspense when a bizarre set of murders occurs. The terror begins with the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leder
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Yvonne De Carlo, Aldo Ray
Norwood (1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

Director: Jack Haley Jr.
Stars: Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Joe Namath
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Three eerie tales based on actual events are enacted in this film. First, three college students play a prank on a geeky classmate, who is accidentally shot and killed. His vengeful mother ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Thomason
Stars: Rod Serling, Robert Ginnaven, Gary Brockette
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

After being discharged by the Air Force, a pilot tries to make a living in Taipei.

Director: Paul Leder
Stars: Geoffrey Deuel, Meredith MacRae, Victor Buono
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Laura Kline
Clayton Wilcox ...
Gil Perkins
Carolyn Ames ...
Susan Perkins
Roger Cruz ...
Les Drago
...
Audrey
Laurie Burton ...
Georgia Miller
Bill Michael ...
Walter Miller
Savannah Bentley ...
Nancy
...
Dr. MacLaine
Karl Ellis ...
Gas Station Attendant
Geraldine Leder ...
Young Girl
Gary Lee Marshall ...
Radio Announcer
Damian Kaner ...
Baby
Edit

Storyline

A Vietnam veteran goes on a crime spree and starts torturing and killing men he served in the army with.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Echo of a Massacre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original title for this film was "Echo of a Massacre". See more »

Quotes

Gene Kline: But then again, everybody's gotta pay.
See more »

Soundtracks

The Mirror of Time
Music & Lyrics by Mark Bucci
Sung by Meredith MacRae
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Unsettling tale well rendered on microbudget
13 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Serious, unpleasant film deals with a Vietnam War vet who returns home to the U.S., but is unable to face life with his memories of war's atrocities...namely, the ones committed by him and his fellow servicemen. Riddled with guilt and despair, he is overcome by a grim new sense of duty...a duty to enforce 'justice' for the inhumane things he and his comrades did overseas. The story which unfolds is grievous and visceral, as he embarks on a road trip to hell with a few stops along the way...to see his old friends...friends that need killing.

This is a zero-budget affair, and its downcast voltage is enhanced by the lackluster grittiness of low production values.

Recommended, except to very sensitive people. 6.5/10


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page