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The Love Butcher (1975)

R | | Horror | 1 December 1975 (USA)
The twisted tale of Caleb, and his alter ego Lester. After being pushed around too far, Caleb transforms into Lester and returns to those who have wronged him.

Directors:

Don Jones, Mikel Angel

Writers:

Mikel Angel, James M. Tanenbaum (as Jim Evergreen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Lemp ... Caleb / Lester (as Erik Stern)
Kay Neer ... Flo
Jeremiah Beecher Jeremiah Beecher ... Russell
Richard Kennedy ... Don (as Edward Roehm)
Robin Sherwood ... Sheila
Eve Mac Eve Mac ... Pat
Robert Walter Robert Walter ... Joe
Louis Ojena Louis Ojena ... Carl
John Parker ... Minister (as John Stoglin)
Marilyn Jones Marilyn Jones ... Lena
Joan Vigman Joan Vigman ... Mother
Marcus Flower Marcus Flower ... Little Lester
Darlene Chaffee Darlene Chaffee ... Flo's Neighbor
Neal Byers Neal Byers ... Narcotics Officer
Peter Netzband Peter Netzband ... 1st Patrol Car Policeman
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The twisted tale of Caleb, and his alter ego Lester. After being pushed around too far, Caleb transforms into Lester and returns to those who have wronged him. Written by Nick Wilson <nwilson@ihug.co.nz>

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He turns a quiet neighborhood into a slaughterhouse. See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Assassino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desert, Mirror Releasing See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Lester: Your feminine pulchritude is detestable, and you were trying to drain the energy from me!
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Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Circle of Love
Written and Sung by Don Great
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One of the most delightfully awful films I've ever seen
11 November 1999 | by SteaveSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie many times, and I still like to watch it. This movie is beyond bad. I love it.

The plot is a sad mutation of a very very popular thriller. The acting is so bad at times The "action" in this movie is awesome. The "Love Butcher" kills all of his victims (all female, of course) with garden implements. Accomplishing this modus operandi could take quite a bit of doing, particularly if the urge to murder comes while indoors. This is not a problem for our killer, though. In his world, people keep hoes and rakes near the fireplace.

There are some great lines, atrocious dub-ins, and druken edits. Add to this a deliciously lame disco-era feel, and you've got a winner.

If you're a connesieur of bad films, you have to see this one.


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