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Delirium (1979)

R | | Thriller | 19 July 1979 (USA)
An ex-soldier is hired by local right-wingers as a vigilante to clean up criminals and street people. However, he freaks out and starts killing off everybody.

Director:

Peter Maris

Writers:

Eddie Krell (story), Jim Loew (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Turk Cekovsky Turk Cekovsky ... Paul Dollinger
Debi Chaney Debi Chaney ... Susan Norcross
Terry TenBroek ... Larry Mead (as Terry Ten Broek)
Barron Winchester Barron Winchester ... Eric Stem
Bob Winters Bob Winters ... Donald Andrews
Garrett Bergfeld Garrett Bergfeld ... Mark
Nick Panouzis Nick Panouzis ... Charlie Gunther
Harry Gorsuch Harry Gorsuch ... Capt. Hearn
Chris Chronopolis Chris Chronopolis ... Det. Parker
Lloyd Schattyn Lloyd Schattyn ... Det. Simms
Jack Garvey Jack Garvey ... Devlin
Mike Kalist Mike Kalist ... Specter
Myron Kozman Myron Kozman ... Wells
Pat Knapko Pat Knapko ... Jenny Thompson
Letty Garris Letty Garris ... Hitchhiker
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An ex-soldier is hired by local right-wingers as a vigilante to clean up criminals and street people. However, he freaks out and starts killing off everybody.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psycho Puppet See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Color
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Filmed in St. Louis, its world premiere was also held there on July 20, 1979. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was banned in the UK and included on the DPP 72 list of video nasties. It was eventually issued as "Psycho Puppet" on the Viz video label in 1987 after 16 secs of BBFC cuts to edit a scene of a topless woman being impaled with a spear. See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Psycho slasher and cop thriller.
2 April 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Delirium" is a strange hybrid of slasher flick,political conspiracy,right-wing revenge film,cop thriller and post-Vietnam trauma.There is a serial killer on the loose named Charlie.He stabs to death or drowns attractive young women until he's surprised in a house by a returning husband and is shot by the wife.His Vietnam flashbacks ala "Combat Shock" are gloriously cheap.There is also an underground right-wing group who employ old army guys as vigilantes to kill various rapists and murderers."Delirium" was classified as an infamous video nasty in UK.There is a bit of sleaze and violence,but the film is relatively tame and bloodless.If you liked "Maniac" or "Lady Stay Dead" give it a try.6 out of 10.


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