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Keep My Grave Open (1977)

A crazy woman who lives in an old mansion thinks she's with her brother/lover, who lures victims to her.


S.F. Brownrigg


F. Amos Powell




Cast overview:
Camilla Carr ... Lesley / Kevin's sister
Chelcie Ross ... Kevin / Lesley's brother (as Chelsea Ross)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Robert
Ann Stafford Ann Stafford ... Suzie / Local girl
Sharon Bunn Sharon Bunn ... Twinkle / prostitute
Gene Ross ... Dr. Emerson
Annabelle Weenick ... Clara
Bill Thurman ... Hitchhiker
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Miss Evie
Lucille Baldwin Lucille Baldwin ... Miss Ada
Desmond Dhooge Desmond Dhooge ... Storekeeper
Skipper Richardson Skipper Richardson ... Prostitute
Cebe Reed Cebe Reed ... Caesar
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Stephen Tobolowsky's film debut. See more »


Kevin: I had forgotten how beautiful this place is. A nice place to be dead.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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interesting, occasionally surprising and with a decent soundtrack
19 August 2010 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

The title is inappropriate but then it is of little consequence although seemingly Alpha Home Entertainment were misled because they have it paired with Beast of the Yellow night, in a 'Demonic Cannibal Rampage'. Anyway we know pretty much what a Brownrigg cheapie will be like and we are not disappointed. Bit slow to get started and even a rather slow end but somewhere around the middle this becomes decidedly weird and continues in fairly demented fashion for some time with Camilla Carr performing tremendously to keep this baby afloat. Always interesting, occasionally surprising and with a decent soundtrack, this is well worth a watch.

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Release Date:

17 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House Where Hell Froze Over See more »

Filming Locations:

Harrison County, Texas, USA See more »

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Wells Company See more »
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1.85 : 1
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