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The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)

R | | Horror | May 1977 (USA)
After being released from prison, a young gangster with a chip on his shoulder decides to punish society by making snuff films.

Director:

Roger Watkins (as Victor Janos)

Writer:

Roger Watkins (as Brian Laurence)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Watkins Roger Watkins ... Terry Hawkins (as Steven Morrison)
Ken Fisher Ken Fisher ... Ken Hardy (as Dennis Crawford)
Bill Schlageter Bill Schlageter ... Bill Drexel (as Lawrence Bornman)
Kathy Curtin Kathy Curtin ... Kathy Hughes (as Janet Sorley)
Pat Canestro Pat Canestro ... Patricia Kuhn (as Elaine Norcross)
Steve Sweet Steve Sweet ... Steve Randall (as Alex Kregar)
Edward E. Pixley Edward E. Pixley ... Jim Palmer (as Franklin Statz)
Nancy Vrooman Nancy Vrooman ... Nancy Palmer (as Barbara Amunsen)
Suzie Neumeyer Suzie Neumeyer ... Suzie Knowles (as Geraldine Saunders)
Paul M. Jensen Paul M. Jensen ... Blind Man (as Paul Phillips)
Ken Rouse Ken Rouse ... The Whipper (as Ronald Cooper)
Alan Cooper Alan Cooper ... Young Boy
Howard Neilsen Howard Neilsen ... Man on Couch
Doreen Ellis Doreen Ellis ... Woman on Couch
Helene Roberts Helene Roberts ... Laughing girl #1
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Storyline

After serving 1 year in jail a guy decides to repay the society by making some snuff-films. Four people are captured, tied up and held as material for his project. One by one they are killed in scenes for the camera. A woman has her limbs sawn of while he keep her concious. Another victim is killed by a power drill. Written by <arviga@online.no>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

At the Hour of Our Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Oneonta, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original version entitled "The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell" originally ran some 175 minutes in length. The only remaining print of it in that form is thought to be stored in a New York film lab. See more »

Goofs

At 4.15, the cameraman's shadow is clearly visible on the dead girl's body. See more »

Quotes

Ken Hardy: He don't wanna make movies... He wants to be in 'em.
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Alternate Versions

The Australian and UK versions are both uncut with a PAL running time of 74 minutes. See more »

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Grim and upsetting...I loved it!
13 October 2000 | by hamburgerSee all my reviews

Let me just say right off the bat this is one of my favorite films. There's just something about it that really holds my interest. From what I can tell this was originally some kind of student project film, hence the ultra low-budget, stupid dialogue (really it's stupid the characters sometimes don't even finish their sentences), shot-on-video title effects, short running time, small (and I mean SMALL) distribution, and the fact that all names associated with the picture are pseudonyms. It's a great creep out movie and definitely gets under your skin. It involves a man, fresh out of prison, who gathers up a group of friends who want to make films like no one's ever seen before. This of course would be snuff. They kidnap some money hungry producers and proceed to torture and kill them right in front of the camera. The roughest scene involved a woman getting her legs chopped off while one of the guy's keeps her alive with smelling salts. I know, pretty cruel to say the least. If you think you can handle it then by all means treat yourself to this winner.


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