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Killer's Moon (1978)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror | 1978 (UK)
Four mental patients - who, due to unauthorized experiments, believe they're living in a dream and have shed all moral imperatives - escape and find their way to the nearest bus-load of stranded schoolgirls.

Director:

Alan Birkinshaw

Writer:

Alan Birkinshaw (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Forrest ... Pete
Tom Marshall ... Mike
Georgina Kean ... Agatha
Alison Elliott ... Sandy
Jane Hayden Jane Hayden ... Julie
Nigel Gregory Nigel Gregory ... Mr. Smith
David Jackson David Jackson ... Mr. Trubshaw
Paul Rattee Paul Rattee ... Mr. Muldoon
Peter Spraggon ... Mr. Jones
Joanne Good ... Mary (as Jo-Anne Good)
Jayne Lester Jayne Lester ... Elizabeth
Lisa Vanderpump ... Anne
Debbie Martyn Debbie Martyn ... Deirdre
Christine Winter Christine Winter ... Carol (as Christina Jones)
Lynne Morgan Lynne Morgan ... Sue
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Four mental patients - who, due to unauthorized experiments, believe they're living in a dream and have shed all moral imperatives - escape and find their way to the nearest bus-load of stranded schoolgirls.

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One endless night of terror!

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Crime | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Floresta do Medo See more »

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Budget:

GBP170,000 (estimated)
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Rothernorth See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Dialogue for the film was written by Fay Weldon. "In the original script, the girls were ciphers. I gave them characters, which had the unfortunate effect of turning the film into a cult movie. I should have left it as it was. Picture dialogue: A. Picture movie: D. A terrible mix." See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jones: Mr psychiatrist, are you there?
Pete: Go to hell you bastard you're mad!
Mr. Jones: What sort of reply is that from a National Health psychiatrist? I should have gone private.
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My Dream
Words by Alan Birkinshaw and Jayne Lester
Music by Jayne Lester
Sung by Nick Curtis
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just dreaming - raping and killing
29 September 2011 | by andrabem-1See all my reviews

Four criminal psychopaths undergoing LSD therapy (!) that escaped from a lunatic asylum. A group of stranded schoolgirls lodged in a mansion/castle. The four psychos will make their way to the girls through a string of murders. When they meet the girls, there will be a massacre - rape and murder.

"Killer's Moon", story wise, is the exploitation buff's dream, but there's no real nudity (just some bits of flesh), sex is more suggested than shown, and there's violence (not very explicit) but no gore. But this isn't really important because the story is violent and sleazy.

"Killer's Moon" may not be a great film but I've quite enjoyed it - besides having a good story, it's ironic, involuntarily funny and bizarre (suffice it to mention the three-legged dog!).

Recommended for those who love the 70s exploitation films.


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