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So Sad About Gloria (1973)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Horror | October 1975 (USA)
A young woman just released from a mental hospital moves back in with her family. However, she is soon troubled by disturbing visions in which she commits a series of axe murders.

Director:

Harry Thomason

Writers:

Marshall Riggan (screenplay), Joe Glass (from a story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lori Saunders ... Gloria Wellman
Robert Ginnaven ... Chris Kenner (as Bob Ginnaven)
Dean Jagger ... Fredrick Wellman
Lou Hoffman Lou Hoffman ... The Psychiatrist
Seymore Treitman Seymore Treitman ... Mr. Ballinger (as Seymour Treitman)
Linda Wyse Linda Wyse ... Janie Mylan
John Brown John Brown ... The Servant
Etta Jagger Etta Jagger ... The Nurse
Melanie Wadkins Melanie Wadkins ... Mary
George Stewart George Stewart ... Death
Joe Barone Joe Barone ... The Ax-man
Brenda Evans Brenda Evans ... The Victim
Jerald Reed Jerald Reed ... Chauffer
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A young woman just released from a mental hospital moves back in with her family. However, she is soon troubled by disturbing visions in which she commits a series of axe murders.

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The romance of LOVE STORY - the terror of PSYCHO!!


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PG
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Trivia

When this movie premiered, there was a telephone number (local) you could call. It was a recording of Gloria begging for help, then she would yell and the phone would go dead. See more »

Connections

Featured in Movie Macabre: So Sad About Gloria (1984) See more »

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Today, Tonight and Tomorrow
Written by Jerald Reed and Terry Trent
Sung by Josie Brown
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Had possibilities
19 January 2003 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

For a basically no-budget thriller, this isn't really all that bad. Director Harry Thomason went on to produce the first-rate TV series "Designing Women," Dean Jagger was an Academy Award-winning actor, and Lori Saunders, best known for playing one of the sisters in "Petticoat Junction," is actually pretty good in a very atypical role. The plot about a recently released mental patient who may or may not be committing a series of ax murders isn't particularly original, but the film does achieve a degree of suspense, and Saunders does a good job--for the most part--of conveying the anxiety and confusion of a young girl who isn't sure if she's a serial killer. The film is definitely hampered by its next-to-nil production values, and Thomason obviously had quite a bit to learn about directing--mainly about pacing and continuity--but it's not a completely botched effort. And Lori Saunders is just so damn cute it's hard not to give her the benefit of the doubt. But then again . . .

Anyway, it's worth a look. (However, there's another Harry Thomason film that isn't: a bottom-of-the-barrel sci-fi stinker called "The Day It Came to Earth." Absolutely rancid. Skip it.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Visions of Doom See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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