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Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Romance | 11 August 1978 (USA)
Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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Jack Weis

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Jack Weis
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Cast

Cast overview:
Curt Dawson Curt Dawson ... Detective Sergeant Frank Abraham
Gwen Arment Gwen Arment ... Sherry
William Metzo William Metzo ... John (as Bill Metzo)
Laura Misch Owens Laura Misch Owens ... Shirley Anderson (as Laura Misch)
Cathryn Lacey Cathryn Lacey ... Dancer with Monk
Nancy Dancer Nancy Dancer ... 19-y-o Dancer
Butch Benit Butch Benit ... Sam the Barman
Wayne Mack Wayne Mack ... Police Captain
Ronald Tanet Ronald Tanet ... Detective Sergeant Mayer
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Storyline

Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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Name: Nancy Dancer. Measurements: 38/24/36. Born: Gary, Ind. 12/21/58. Died: N.O, LA. 2/13/78. ... and that was only the Beginning. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emisario del Terror See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

William Metzo didn't have to audition for the role of John. See more »

Quotes

John: Good evening, ladies. I'm new in the city, and I'm looking for something... different!
Sherry: Well, if you've gor the money, you can buy anything you want; of all sizes, colors if the price is right.
John: Well, as I said, I'm looking for something... special, and I'm very willing to pay for it.
[shows a wad of bills]
Amer: Hum! For that kind of money, you may buy anything you want.
John: Tell me... Out of all the ladies in this bar tonight, who do you think is the most... evil?
Sherry: Evil?
[pause, looking round]
Sherry: The most evil...
[...]
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Is available on a Region-Free DVD in the USA, released by 'Videoscreen'. This is the full uncut version See more »

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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Cosmic Wind
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Performed by The Mike Theodore Orchestra
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No budget or no creativity?
19 August 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Not exactly a straight slasher as many believe but it's surely as cheesy, and unintentionally funny as any slasher from the 80's.

"Mardi Gras Massacre" could be considered as a toned down exploitation low budget. The plot asks for brutality, violence, sleaze but the truth is that the execution of the idea isn't as half as good as it should. Poor New Orleans, really. Not because of the recent tragedies, but, because this movie has generated a bad fame for the Mardi Gras celebration. Of course, only among in the Horror movies world.

The ritual method is repeated in all the death scenes. So we don't get originality or probably there wasn't enough budget to at least create three different gore scenes. It's okay but even ultra low budget slashers have at least two different killing methods! Anyways, "Mardi Gras Massacre" has generated some kind of cult over the years but sincerely, this isn't a must see. The movie should only be watched by b-movie lovers or morbid fans of low budget cheese and sleaze!


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