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So Sad About Gloria (1975)

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.

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Harry Thomason

Writer:

Marshall Riggan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lori Saunders ... Gloria Wellman
Dean Jagger ... Frederick Wellman
Robert Ginnaven Robert Ginnaven ... Chris Kenner
Lou Hoffman Lou Hoffman ... The Psychiatrist
Seymour Trietman Seymour Trietman ... Mr. Bellinger
Linda Wyse Linda Wyse ... Jamie Mylen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Barone Joe Barone ... Featured
Joe Barone Joe Barone ... The Ax Man
John Brown John Brown ... Servant
Brenda Evans Brenda Evans ... The Victim
Etta Jagger Etta Jagger ... Nurse
Jerald Reed Jerald Reed ... Chauffeur
George Stewart George Stewart ... Death
Melanie Wadkins Melanie Wadkins ... Mary
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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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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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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 »

Soundtracks

Today, Tonight and Tomorrow
Written by Jerald Reed and Terry Trent
Sung by Josie Brown
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One Great Sequence
1 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

So Sad About Gloria (1975)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Gloria (Lori Saunders) is released from a mental hospital and placed in the care of her uncle Frederick (Dean Jagger). Before long she falls in love with a man named Chris (Robert Ginnaven) and they are married but soon Gloria begins seeing a bloody axe murder, which may have something to do with her past.

SO SAD ABOUT GLORIA is a film that should have been a lot better than it turned out but there's no question that it has a few memorable moments that make it somewhat worth sitting through if you're a fan of the horror genre. There's certainly nothing here that is going to make you run out and recommend the movie to all of your friends but God knows the genre has seen a lot worse.

The highlight of the film happens early on with a rather over-the-top and somewhat bloody murder sequence. A woman is slowly getting ready for bed not knowing that a maniac is about to break in on her. The scene is fairly extended and the maniac breaks all sorts of items inside the room and when he slashes down on the lady there's certainly some blood flaw. This scene is easily the highlight of the film and sadly nothing like this happens again.

The entire film plays out as a mystery because we're supposed to be guessing who the killer is but I'm going to guess that most people will figure out what's happening within the first twenty-minutes. In other words, if you've never seen or read a mystery in your life then you might get caught off guard by what happens. The rest...

I thought Saunders was okay in her role and Jagger is always fun to watch. The film does offer up some scenes with a good atmosphere and the low-budget actually works in the film's favor. Still, the film is bloody dry at times and there's no question that the non-stop dialogue scenes really drag the film out. There are some good elements to be found here but overall the film is a mess.


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